25 May 2011

Italy offers free beach umbrellas to the poor------ NEVER ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN IN AUSTRALIA

Amid growing concerns over Italy's economic slowdown and the rising number of needy Italians, a Tuscan town has decided to offer free days on the beach to low-income locals.

Instead of dishing out food stamps or extra child benefits, the town council of Camaiore near Lucca is offering two weeks' free rental of umbrellas at nearby beach. 



Camaiore, in the foothills of the Apuan Alps, lies five miles from the coast, where 146 spots have been reserved at beach clubs. "The clubs rent the sand from us, and have agreed to offer the spots at no cost," said Andrea Giannecchini, the town's assessor for social politics.

Like most of Italy's coastline, the beach is largely taken over by the clubs, which cover the sand with lines of umbrellas, leaving little free space. 



One club is offering a week's rental of a plot of sand, an umbrella, two deckchairs and a sun lounger this summer for €200.($270 Australian)

"The prices are increasing every year, so free umbrellas for the poor are becoming ever more important," said Giannecchini.



This could only happen in Italy, or could it happen anywhere.
If we let greed and corruption  take control of a country.

CAN YOU IMAGINE AUSTRALIANS NOT BEING ABLE TO WALK ON A BEACH!
THIS LOT WOULD COST ABOUT $2700-$3000 PER WEEK
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