City without cemetery outlaws death

Death has been given the boot in Italy.

Death has been given the boot in Falciano del Massico, Italy.

Death, taxes and an overused Braves bullpen are inevitable, but don’t tell that to Italian Mayor Giulio Cesare Fava, who, due to his tiny town not having a cemetery, has outlawed dying.

The Associated Press reports the city of Falciano del Massico, located near Naples in southern Italy, adopted its no-death ordinance this month.

Death would be legalized, it is presumed, if the city can end its feud with nearby Carinola, which, according to this article in a language I cannot read, no longer wants to inter out-of-towners in its overcrowded cemetery.

The towns, it seems, have been feuding since the 1960s, when Falciano del Massico broke away from Carinola, perhaps in some sort of pizza crust thickness dispute.

“The ordinance has brought happiness,” said Mayor Fava, who, as a doctor, has long held an anti-death position. “Unfortunately, two elderly citizens disobeyed.”

Death could not be reached for comment for this article.

22 comments Add your comment

Grimm Reaper

March 14th, 2012
7:51 am

Looks like I need to find another line of work. Just when I was having fun….

Barack Obama

March 14th, 2012
8:07 am

Let me be clear: This sets a bad precedent. Most of my supporters are brain dead.

What the.............?

March 14th, 2012
8:17 am

What the what? Must be a city full of Republicans.


March 14th, 2012
8:51 am

Let me be clear: This sets a bad precedent. ALL of our supporters are brain dead.

Democratic Party

March 14th, 2012
9:09 am

This doesn’t sound fair. Without the dead voting, we’d never get elected.

The late Joe Bob

March 14th, 2012
9:28 am

The living continue to take away our rights.

Barack Obama

March 14th, 2012
9:48 am

Let me be clear: Under my health care program there will be a panel of bureaucrats to decide things like life and death.

Frank Furter

March 14th, 2012
9:59 am


March 14th, 2012
10:10 am

How does this affect the Dawgs’ 2013 recruiting class?


March 14th, 2012
10:12 am

Way to try to turn this into a partisan brawl, jackasses.


March 14th, 2012
10:18 am

“perhaps in some sort of pizza crust thickness dispute”. If this was a town in south Georgia would you be abel to say some sort of watermelon dispute, would it still be racist? just saying


March 14th, 2012
11:24 am

Agree with Steve… Even death has to be turned into a political issue with some of the jackasses on here. Oh well. Par for the course.


March 14th, 2012
12:11 pm

I never noticed how close Sicily was to Italy.


March 14th, 2012
12:12 pm

South Georgia has some great watermelons. Try the Toombs and Tattnall county area.

Barack Obama

March 14th, 2012
12:20 pm

Did someone call me a jackass?


March 14th, 2012
12:22 pm

Just try google translate:

Falciano OF MASS – It should be allowed to take up residence in all of Falciano Massico, in the province of Caserta: March 2, by order No. 9, the mayor has forbidden citizens to die. Black on white, “it is forbidden, as in the possibilities of each, to residents or otherwise passing beyond the boundaries of earthly life to go in the afterlife.”

The problem is paradoxical but simple: the country lacks the cemetery, and burials for the falcianesi, albeit reluctantly, the use of the town next door, Carinola. The relationship between the two countries, however, is difficult: Falciano broke off in 1964 from Carinola, is a sort of “little brother” poor relation. “Political motives, says the now-mayor of Falciano, Julius Caesar Fava, a medical doctor and therefore twice as ‘authorized’ to issue the order to ban the death-But it is a situation that has dragged on for nearly fifty years. More recently it has been decided expansion of the cemetery Carinola, but does not start and we do not know why, the municipality does not inform us of acts. ”

Hence the decision: leave the consortium ‘forced’ by the neighboring municipality and build their own cemetery. Meanwhile, the mayor says, “people in the country is happy: the order has brought joy, some say that the problems were all resolved with a single administrative act. Unfortunately, however, concluded-two elderly people have already disobeyed. “It is not thought of having to proceed to fine them.

The Godfather

March 14th, 2012
12:22 pm

Michael, Sicily used to not be that close, but Global Warming has moved it.


March 14th, 2012
2:07 pm

A real case of the play “Death Takes A Holiday!”

Pizza Dough

March 14th, 2012
2:13 pm

The sauce is everything


March 23rd, 2012
12:54 am

what the 4377? whats next when we can an can’t take a bath

David Shivers

March 23rd, 2012
11:13 am

Is violation of the ordinance punishable by death?

Obama Health Care Funeral Directors

April 2nd, 2012
4:46 pm

Haven’t these Italians heard of cremation or burial at sea? Mayor Cesare, “Load and fire up the
pickup. We’re driving to the coast tonight!”.