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Does anyone know the current situation in Naples?

Does anyone know the current situation in Naples?

Jul 18th, 2007, 01:29 PM
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Does anyone know the current situation in Naples?

We were planning to stop in Naples on our way to Pompeii but I read recently that Naples is having a garbage strike of some sort and the garbage is piled high in the streets and people are setting fire to it. Did the US State Department issue a warning on travel to Naples for health reasons? I checked the web site but could not find the warning.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:07 PM
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I typed in "Naples Garbage" in the search field and found this. Updated as of 7/2/07:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=35004940
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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The government (not the garbage collectors) has started removing garbage from the heavily touristed areas like Positano, Amalfi, Capri, and Pompeii. But Neopolitans are still burning trash so if you venture into Naples itself, it could be smoky.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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This talk about garbage in Naples has been going on for a while. We were there on June 21/22 and as of then it was as normal as it can be for a generally dirty city. Nothing critical. I wouldn't change my travel plans because of that. Has it become worse since then? I don't know.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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I attached the thread so everyone could see the update as of 7/2.
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:27 PM
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I see, it was from you Gina..sorry!
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:27 PM
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Sandi

Thank you. I did try a search but for some reason nothing came up. I do believe that the situation has gotten much worse. Anyone know about recent health issues arising due to the garbage crisis?
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:34 PM
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As I previously posted:
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2007/...ap3901991.html
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Jul 18th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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Thank you Grinisa
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Jul 19th, 2007, 06:23 AM
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This was in a trip report posted today:

We found the drive out of Naples to be quite off-putting because there was trash everywhere. It was piled on the sidewalks and overflowing into the streets. (Since we have been home we learned that no trash was being picked up due to the landfill being full?!) However, we were soon heading up the coast and the views became more and more beautiful.
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