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Naples, Rubbish, and the NY Times

Recently the New York Times did a nice article entitled ‘36 Hours in Naples‘, which makes interesting reading and is well worth checking out. The trash/rubbish situation is mentioned, but then, in a funny sort of way this typically Italian crisis is increasing the city’s profile at a worldwide level, and some will be drawn there out of morbid curiosity I’ve no doubt.

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As Brendan Behan apparently once said ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.’, A quotation which could very well be the motto of someone rich and famous here in the Living Museum. Bet you can’t guess who! Not.

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