Francesco Cito1978

Gangcity - Biennale Architettura 2016

Gangcity - Biennale Architettura 2016

The post-war period with its despair and its countless opportunities lawlessness for was a propitious time for anyone who wanted to seek his fortune illegally. With the presence of the US fleet in the Gulf of Naples, he began a thriving contraband cigarette market, started with illegal trade, especially from the old fishermen of the historic district of Saint Lucia, which is close to the port, and prospicience the bay, that facilitated this traffic, conducted with the fishing boats. In the early '70s, smuggling became a considerable source of income by developing its traffic with the free market of cigarette, directly from the store house of the big tobacco multinationals, locate in Rotterdam. From them sailed ships loaded with tons of cigarettes, then a large flotilla of blue speedboats, so defined by their color, they loaded and transported, and then dump their loads on the Neapolitan coast, and sorted them into different outlets in every corner of the city.

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  • Title: Napoli
  • Creator: Francesco Cito
  • Date Created: 1978
  • Location Created: Napoli
  • Rights: © Francesco Cito


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