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ROME DEFACED AND DEGRADED - NEW POPULIST MAYOR OVERWHELMED BY PROBLEMS

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I am happy to share with you my latest article just published on Impakter. I spent a long time on this article, after all, it's all about the city I live in and that I deeply love. It's so sad to see the state it's in today. I sincerely hope things will get better as people take things in their own hands...

Is this still Rome, the Eternal City? On a sunny day in mid-April, a rat bit little Marco, a three-year old child, in the leg, near the ankle. He was playing in the park of Villa Giordani, once a lovely place, with some remarkable ruins that were restored in the 1960s, thereby gaining the enviable status of “archeological park”. He was rushed to a public hospital, Umberto I, to be medicated.


IN THE PHOTO: VILLA GIORDANI, THE “MAUSOLEUM”, THE BEST PRESERVED MONUMENT IN THE PARK.  PHOTO CREDIT: ALESSANDRO ZANGRILLI
What happened next was an angry letter of protest from the Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin to Virginia Raggi, Rome’s young new Mayor, an attractive 39-year…