Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feeling the Heat in Naples

Naples is a curious mix of grimy alleys and grand avenues. As I found out on my first visit there this week, it is a place crying out for some TLC. In parts every single building and available space is covered with graffiti, while few of the ornamental fountains along the seafront are in working order. t is also a city with huge social difficulties: not far from the main tourist area is a huge shanty town, the like of which you'd never expect to see in western Europe. Football is a huge release for the public and by half-past-three on Tuesday afternoon the Stadio Sao Paolo was already starting to fill up as fans sought out the best seats.

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