Bill de Blasio yawns as his son, Dante, drives a boat near the coast of Naples, Italy on Tuesday. [Image via Wall Street Journal]
Hamilton Nolan · 02/07/14 09:43AM
Piles of garbage, city services that don't work, inept local government, horrible financial mismanagement, exploitation by big banks, and now a looming bankruptcy: Naples is the Detroit of Italy. (They both have nice art museums, too!)
Firefighters in Naples, aided by a crew from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, helped a bald eagle untangle itself from a fishing line that had left it dangling from a tree some 70 feet above ground.
[A child wades through an alley clogged with trash in Naples today. There are 10,000 tons of garbage on city streets, and the EU is threatening to intervene if Italy can't solve its chronic trash problem. Image via AP]
Why is Neapolitan pizza so good? Could it be the fresh ingredients? The recipes passed down from generation to generation? The long tradition of pizza-making? Or maybe it's the coffin wood possibly being used to fuel the ovens? [AFP]