Posts Tagged ‘Italy’

Naples is the flower of paradise (Alexandre Dumas)

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Waste in Naples

Waste problems which peaked in 2008 still seem unresolved. Not only destroyed or over loaded waste containers, no, the street are full of empty plastic bottles, plastic bags, and other waste from shops, fast food chains and households. Luckily, German waste incinerators still have unused capacities which makes waste travelling thousands of kilometres through Europe ending up in smoke in Cologne. Goood business for the operators: 100 Euros per ton waste which the Italians pay.


Vedi Napoli e poi muori!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Historic centre of Naples

“See Naples and die!” – some say that it was Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who coined the phrase, and the phrase can be found in his ‘Italian Journey’ (1786-1788). The historic parts of Naples maintain the stereotype of narrow alleys with noisy scooters, honking cinquecentos, bars with life football maches on their screens and summer heat. The historic part also shows decay, plaster falling from the wallsand street markets with super cheap Chinese imports.

armed raid in florence

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

loaded in florence

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Transport system in Florence is characterised by efficiently operated freight vehicles. Scarce road space and low emission zones favour alternative mobility options. Complemented by public bicycles, electric buses and a considerable share of hybrid-electric vehicles underlines Florence’s commitment towards meeting the European greenhouse gas emission saving goals. Was there any other remarkable experience in Florence? Not that I can remember.