Rome, Naples and Palermo look more like African cities
The major Italian cities of Rome, Naples and Palermo look more to African cities than to European ones because of the dirty streets and graffiti covering the walls, said Monday the head of government Silvio Berlusconi.
- “It hurts in the heart to walk in cities such as Rome, Naples and Palermo, and see how graffiti and dirt in the streets make them look more similar to African than European cities,” he told a Roman radio, quoted by the Ansa agency.
Mr Berlusconi has cited the cities of Tokyo and Beijing, “where there is nothing lying on the floor.”
There should be “more maintenance of green areas, more attention to cleanliness, measures to prevent graffiti that disfigure the walls,” suggested the head of government.
Upon his return to power a year ago, the ‘Cavaliere’ has made the garbage crisis in Naples, a priority of his government but if the downtown is now almost clean, the waste problem is far from being settled in the periphery.