Naples Streets Full of Burning Garbage

garbageAnyone traveling to Naples right now should be warned – the streets are full of garbage.

While strikes are common in Italy, the garbage collectors have stopped taking away the garbage not because of a labor issue but because “they have nowhere to take it.” The Campania region has been dealing with a garbage crisis for years now, and clearly there’s no solution in sight. Residents of Naples have taken to burning the gigantic piles of garbage, which have been there since mid-May. So in addition to the awful stench throughout the city, now there’s toxic smoke as well. It’s like a sundae with a cherry on top, only different.


For more on the garbage crisis, be sure to read Shelley’s blog. And if your travel plans for the near future include Naples, bring a gas mask.

One thought on “Naples Streets Full of Burning Garbage

  • Rome tour

    The garbage problem is a big problem in Naples and all the region around,and the worst is that they won’t find a solution very soon because the region administrators don’t seem to know how to fix the problem.But the money of the income tavxes still arrives…

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