|Open Letter to: Francesco M. Giro, Mario Resca & Umberto Croppi (The Neglect of Rome's Cultural Heritage (2004-2008, and now 2009)|
Martin G. Conde
Rome - Open Letter to: Francesco M. Giro, Mario Resca & Umberto Croppi (The Neglect of Rome's Cultural Heritage (2004-2008, and now 2009).
Open Letter to: Francesco M. Giro, Mario Resca & Umberto Croppi.
~Francesco M. Giro - [Sottosegretario Min. Beni e Attività Culturali].
~ Mario Resca – [Direzione Generale per la valorizzazione del patrimonio cultural Min. Beni e Attività Culturali].
~Umberto Croppi [Assessore alle politiche culturali e alla comunicazione del Comune di Roma e direttore generale della Fondazione Valore Italia (Esposizione permanente del Made in Italy e del Design italiano)].
Dear Gentleman, I know all of you have a had an extremely busy summer, you know, such as making sure that there are enough Coke-Cola Machines through the City of Venice, especially with the hot weather in Italy this summer, and for the Visitors to the Uffizi Museum who are now well informed with all the new high-tech gadgets they can play with, and that all the European & American’s who visit the Colosseum in Rome, are surely not to miss that wonderful opportunity to get their picture taken with all those nice gladiators, now currently located in front of every ruins or monument in Rome; Oh and most importantly, Mr. Giro & Mr. Resca, on such a short notice, you had to care for those amazing 30 or so Punic burials places at Mr. Berlusconi’s summer resident in Sicily, you know Silvio he was just so excited when he found them he just could not keep it a secret! How nice of Silvio to share those artifacts with the rest of the people of Sicily and Italy!
But, I hope that the three of you had a chance to read the article in this morning paper in the Corriere della Sera, Una cancellata per Piazza Trilussa “Contro il degrade le telcamere non bastano’. Il progetto del Comune [di Roma]. 07.09.2009, pg. 2. Well here too, this is not the first time they have been having problem here at the Piazza Trilussa (LA Repubblica 27.08.2007, pg. 5), ecc.
So now that the summer tourist season in Italy and Rome, is now coming to and end, and the three of you are that busy with your duties relating to the enhancing Italy and Rome’s Cultural Heritage, etc., do you think the three of you would have a chance to help the residents in the Piazza Trilussa of Rome! You know maybe having a few policeman in the area to control the tourist, and a cleaning crew their on a regular basis, just to pick up any mess the tourists make, before the residents of the Piazza Trilussa get up and go about their daily lives (especially would not want any children of the Pz. Trilussa to get cut on all that broken glass).
Any way, thank you for all the wonderful work the three of you have done throughout Italy and Rome and the enhancement of Italy's cultural heritage, and I hope you can look also at this minor-problem with the tourists in the Piazza Trilussa, as noted in both the recent and past Italian and International newspapers, etc., besides as you know Silvio, frowns on negitive publicity towards Italy...!
Ciao a presto
Martin G. Conde*
Washington DC, USA
* = s.v., V. ROME - ARCHEOLOGICAL NEWS: The Degrade of Rome's Cultural Heritage (2004-2008, and now 2009). The Political Prioritization of the Archaeological / Cultural Heritage and the Negative Effects of Cosmopolitan Tourism. =
Posted by Martin G. Conde at 11:23 AM