People tend to post mostly beautiful, romantic or picturesque photos of the city and countryside. To counterbalance thereby correcting this idealised image, you will find below a gallery of interesting or sometimes ugly situations that usually won’t get depicted.
Roma, via Galba, sidewalk trap
seems to be more profound than it looked like...
Italian drivers civic sense: why queueing if you can drive on the shoulder?
Rather than putting a sign, what about repairing the instrument (it wasn’t just about indemnity, was actually broken). On a motorway service area
Drinking water fountain in Rome Garbatella
Rome, Campidoglio, oneway street, but only for weddings
wasting water in Rome, rione Monti.
Italian pedestrian zone
Porta Pinciana, Rome, another view on the missing railing
Missing railing at Porta Pinciana, Rome, kids risking falling 5m down on the underpass road
Roma Testaccio, is this spiderman's home? TV antenna cables MUST run along the front facade in Italy and every apartment must have a different one, it is an unwritten law in Italy
Tor Sapienza, Roma, missing footway
Roma Piazza della Montagnola, guidance system for the blind with a strange ending
guidance system for the blind
bicycle sign at Roma Metro San Paolo
Emergency exit Campidoglio, improvised "fix" with wire
#italianparking in front of government building @garbatella Rome
Sidewalk interruption for trash cans @Procida, NA
Someone thought it would be acceptable to set up a metal wall with a barbed wired crown atop to hide the inside of his property in the Regional Park of the Appia Antica. How can the Superintendent for Roman archeology be OK with this uglification?
handling of trash containers without care
Italian style electrical installations - Rome Testaccio (Mattatoio)
insisting on private property rights - even if it creates an incredibly ugly situation - Rome Testaccio
nice shade on footway from private green
every day and night this street is blocked by parking cars (for big vehicles like fire fighters) and nobody cares or acts. #italianparking
Outside the Rome center benches are often rare - but here someone did decide to put the only 2 in the street - far from any bus stop - right besides the trash - inviting 😉
park is private property. the city in the city. cctv. e.u.r. roma.
Antiterror waste disposal
This sign is quite old but probably still valid, at least nobody bothered to remove it.
what's written on this sign?
blocked emergency exit