In Google Earth, when I view a lot of areas around Naples, I see huge rectangular grids. When I picked up a AAA map for our trip, I see that these are also on the map. They even have street names, although nothing has been built on them.
I assume there is some legal reason these plots of land with streets bulldozed into them are even there. If they were ever going to be developments or subdivisions, the streets wouldn't be run as straight as they are. Why are these plots of land bulldozed into "streets"?