27 January 2008
For anyone waiting for the metro.
It's not going to pass anytime soon. A new metro station has been trying to open in Naples from since I can remember. It must be for over five years now. I'm sure there were some bureaucratic hurdles especially at the start otherwise it wouldn't be Italy. Then they discovered some Roman ruins so the project stopped. These were discovered well over a year ago. The latest is that last week a second world war bomb was found where they were working. So things have slowed down again. They discovered this during the day last week and in the night they tried to evacuate people in the near by hotels. Many of the guests, understandably so, decided to stay, reasoning that if the bomb hadn't exploded since the second world war it was unlikely that it would explode before breakfast. In fact, they're going to do a controlled explosion today so the area has to be evacuated. I'm sure there'll still be the odd rebel Vespa rider about though.