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The Pasolini Path has ended up under investigation: history and controversies of the work created in honor of the great poet
06 September 2021 at 1:30 pm
Twenty kilometers of cycle / pedestrian path that starts from Mezzocammino, near the Grande Raccordo Anulare, to the Idroscalo di Ostia, the place where the great writer and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini was killed. And it is precisely to Pasolini that in 2017 a path for pedestrians and bicycles was dedicated within the State Natural Reserve of the Roman Coast. An initiative carried out by a group of citizens and which has found the ‘blessing’ of the Fund for the Italian Environment. “The Pasolini path has become a symbol of freedom and popular redemption for the reappropriation of the common good that is now even more valued through the support of many such as neighborhood committees, associations and institutions “explains the YOU DO on your portal. But the trail’s history isn’t just dotted with roses and flowers. As Corsera reported a few days ago, the owners of the neighboring estates denounced the incursions of cyclists on their land and that they would have – according to the accusation – invaded and damaged.
The Pasolini Path in the past has also received support from a strong piece of the Rays Administration, Angelo Diary, president of the Sports Commission and politician very attentive to the enhancement of physical activity within the green areas of the capital. “The Path was born thanks to the spontaneous collaboration of passionate citizens of the area who take care of the path making it open and usable in order to prevent the vegetation from taking over. I thank you all. In particular, thank you Sven Otto Scheen for guiding us this morning. Along the way you may come across some farmer who has a concession for the land: be kind, we are starting a table to find a solution that satisfies all users of the area. Full speed ahead!” Angelo Diario wrote on Facebook on 9 May 2021. Already on that occasion some users pointed out the precariousness of the situation. “These are mainly private farms. You cannot enter private farms without the owner’s authorization. First of all the law prohibits it, then common sense because there are dangers and responsibilities linked to productive activity, and finally good education: if you enter someone else’s house you must first ask for permission “argued LP. Now the challenge will consist in making the interest of private individuals coexist with the public’s need and will to allocate parts of that area to the cycle and pedestrian path.