Last days of the Vele (Scampia)
45 images Created 11 Nov 2016
Italy, Scampia (Naples). On November 10 it started emptying of the “Vele”, buildings became famous worldwide as one of the most important centers of crime and drug dealing. Families, after almost forty years in the “Vele”, received new apartments in which to move, the old structures, however, will be demolished to facilitate the resumption of the neighborhood and eliminate the huge degradation. The housing complex of “Vele” of Scampia, designed by Franz Di Salvo, was illegally occupied by many families left homeless after the 1980 Irpinia earthquake. The celebrity of “Vele” is also due to the film "Gomorrah" directed by Matteo Garrone and the homonym TV series.