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Sardinian Village Blames Google Maps for Lost Tourists

Unspoilt beaches at the foot of steep cliffs, romantic winding roads, and plenty of mountain wilderness — Italy’s Mediterranean island of Sardinia has it all.
But some tourists are finding the combination a little too difficult to take.
Authorities in Baunei, in Sardinia’s eastern province of Ogliastra, have launched an appeal to visitors, telling them not to rely on Google Maps to get around the area.
Tourists are routinely following their GPS down lanes that are unsuitable for cars and onto off-road tracks in a bid to make their way to “hidden” beaches, needing to be rescued by the local fire brigade when they get stuck.