(Italiano) Stra – piombo
‘Not usable’, wasted and closed are some of the words used tio justify the proposed privatisation of the Orto del Piombo to a private company. A public space will be maintained in exchange for 12 publicity installations.
A PPP – public private partnership lays down a defined earning as well as the fact that the services provided must be written in stone. By now it is obvious that teh administration does not have the resources to promote what Modica offers, and the Mayor is trying to find a way to maintain the public spaces of the city. But, the Orto del Piombo is not a car park or a playground. A place that is so important and atmospheric could be used by the comune itself for events. If you think of the Sposa Barocco which blocked the Corso for three days last October, or the Flower show which will take place in March next year, or even private events – imagine a wedding at San Giorgio with aperitifs in the Orto del Piombo – events would be unforgettable.
It takes only a bit of imagination to see how you could value such an important area – without the need of contracting out a public space. A bit of imagination please, and perhaps someone who could do it.