Italian mayor urges rich to duck yacht tax

There are not many mega-yachts in the marina at Castelsardo this year, which the mayor of the medieval coastal town on Sardinia blames on a tax on the millionaire lifestyle.

Franco Cuccureddu says the tax — on luxury yachts and beachside villas — is scaring the rich away from what should be a playboys’ paradise — and he is encouraging visitors to say ‘can pay, won’t pay’ to the tax collectors.