The usual problem
On Sunday the comune closed Corso Umberto for a Porsche meeting. Not only was this ‘event’ publicised 1 day prior to the big day, ensuring that nobody bothered turning up, but as usual the comune closed the Corso with no prior announcement. The head of the local police told me that the Sindaco had signed an ordinance for public order, to close the Corso, and that it had been published regularly on the comune web site. A prize for anyone who can find it.
This is a ludicrous situation in many ways. Nobody over 50, or a non Italian speaking tourist will venture into the miasma that is the comune web site. What they will do is travel on the corso and see the numerous signs that warn that parking will be suspended on a Sunday. They park elsewhere, only to find the Corso closed when they want to go home.
Is it really necessary for the mayor to go to all the trouble of signing a public order act to close the street for 2 hours? Wouldnt it be easier to simply put up signs saying that the Corso will be closed on Sunday. For ten years the comune has acted in this ridiculous way. It is surely time to ask that the citizens are treated with some degree of respect