“The Cippo di Forcella it is reduced to a garbage dump: 2500 years of history muddied by incivility. It is the Naples that we fight and hate. The administration is fighting to protect the historical heritage ». This was stated by the Regional Councilor of Green Europe Francesco Emilia Borrelli. The «Cippo a Forcella», in Piazza Calenda, is one of the oldest remains of the city of Naples.
“As most scholars believe” writes Borrelli “it dates back to the third century BC and would be made up of stones that are part of the ancient Greek walls of ancient Neapolis: they could be ruins of the Herculanensis gate (later called the Furcilla or Furcillensis gate). The history and its hidden beauties, however, evidently do not make a dent in everyone’s heart. For some, in fact, that is just a pile of stones in front of the Trianon Theater, so much so that i remains have been turned into a kind of dustbin“.
A degradation that Borrelli documents with a video posted on Facebook. “Symptom of arampant incivility which is tarnishing 2500 years of history and obscuring beauties that are unique in the world. They say they love Naples, they get tattoos depicting Vesuvius, Castel Nuovo, the writing “I live to defend you“ and then they behave as if they were in a pigsty, proving that they don’t know how to defend anything at all. This is that part of the population that we fight and loathe. We have requested a cleaning operation for the Forcella stone, but the municipal administration must now declare war on the uncivilized and fight to protect our historical heritage »says Borrelli.