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Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

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Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

Hi there,

I have been reading that there are garbage issues in Naples. Is that still going on? How does that affect a tourist?

Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi Coast?

Thanks

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1. Re: Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

Here's a recent thread on the same subject. The trash problem does not affect Sorrento or Amalfi although at one point, there were threats that there'd be problems in Sorrento, however, someone probably paid someone else off and the problem never materialized.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g194873-i751-k1251…

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g194863-i286-k1260…

The garbage problem affects tourists who would like to camp or stay in the areas near the crater of Vesuvio. Tourists heading to the suburbs of Napoli like Acerra, Afragola, etc and the non-downtown areas of certain gulf/golfo cities might see trash piles.

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2. Re: Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

Just came back from Italy last week. Did not see any garbage problem in Sorrento or Amalfi Coast. Nor did we see any in Naples.

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3. Re: Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

Returned back from Sorrento and the Amalfi coast one week ago. During our stay there were no signs of trash troubles.

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4. Re: Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

No problems on the Sorrento Peninsular and the Amalfi Coast

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5. Re: Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

These days when the weather is dry and hot, the bigger problem can be when people set the mountains of trash on fire which causes damage to even ancient structures:

www.ilmattino.it/mattino/view.php…

Again the trash problem affects people in the suburbs (does not include their downtown areas) of Napoli and even Caserta. Sorrento, the Costiera Amalfitana, Capri, and the downtown areas of Napoli and other towns are unaffected.

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6. Re: Any garbage problems in Sorrento or Amalfi?

By the ways, yesterday according to a short TeleCapri TV news piece the many overturned garbage bins along the street from Napoli Centrale down to Napoli Porta Nolana were actually not part of the Region's current garbage crisis but were part of a protest against some health inspectors. Apparently, last Saturday many sanitary health inspectors raided the fish vendors near Napoli Centrale, and in the end, the inspectors evidently ended up confiscating/tossing out loads of seafood deemed unfit to sell. Yesterday the local fish vendors expressed their outrage by supposedly overturning the garbage bins along Corso Garibaldi. The vendors claim the fish/seafood was perfectly consumable and to drive the point home, one vendor on camera grabbed a live squirming octopus from a bin and pulled off part (around 9") of a tentacle. The vendor then stuffed the raw tentacle piece into his mouth and ate it (the octopus piece) without choking or gagging all within around 3 seconds. The vendor then regained perfect composure as if nothing had happened.

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