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November 17, 2007

Italian Graffiti Cleanup

Filed under: Society — Joe De Luca @ 7:58 pm

Italy is full of graffiti; all kinds of graffiti, from political, criminal, soccer fanatical, racist, and so on.It’s everywhere: on private property, public property, monuments, churches, almost any surface that could be spray painted is a potential target. A lot of the graffiti has been there for years. The locals almost seem fine with it, as if they have given up. If you ever happen to ride the train from Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) airport to Termini station (Rome), notice the endless graffiti on both sides of the rails.

In addition to the graffiti, littering is another disgusting problem that this otherwise beautiful country has to deal with. The beaches are full of refuse.

I am planning a cleanup trip in the near future.



  1. hello! i would just to ask your opinion on graffiti…

    Why does Graffiti occur in the first place?

    Why is it associated with males more then women?

    How and when is a piece of Graffiti considered as Art or Vandalism?

    How does Graffiti differ across the continents?

    I am writing about the case in italy and other european countries for my dissertation and would love to have your opinion. may thanks

    Comment by sofia — November 19, 2007 @ 8:32 am

  2. Hi Sofia, first let me say that I’m referring to vandalism graffiti, not the art form.

    Why does it occur? I don’t know, maybe the vandals are letting out some kind of frustrasion. I think they should take up a hobby…a more civil hobby.

    It is associated with males, probably because the majority of taggers are males. That is just a general assumption.

    It’s considered art when there is permission from the owner of the property. Is children friendly. Doesn’t destroy property. It’s vandalism when the opposite is true.

    I don’t know how it differs across continents.

    good luck with your dissertation

    Comment by quasidailynews — November 19, 2007 @ 3:03 pm

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