Wednesday, 21 March 2012

A threat to Hadrian's Villa


Part of Hadrian's Villa
Last August I wrote about a wonderful day visiting Hadrian's Villa, a Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the great relics of the classical world. By some madness it seems that the Extraordinary Commissioner of Refuse - great title, he must be very proud - has decreed that an area just outside the villa's boundary should be used for a landfill site to accommodate Rome's rubbish. Not surprisingly, there is a good deal of opposition to this decision and there is an online petition for anyone concerned to sign. Who knows if it will do any good, but if you wish to express support for the cause, the petition is available on the iPetitions site.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I've signed it, for as you say what good it will do, on Facebook, so others may follow.....
    Meanwhile, here, the flowers continue their splendid riotous pageant across the garden, and in the wild, too, as they must where you are....

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