In what appears to almost be too comedic -- you've got everything, from a priest directing traffic, to a religious procession, to an angry old grandmother -- this video documenting how not to make a u-turn in Naples is a summary of Italy. You can see a version with subtitles here.
To the amusement of onlookers, he succeeds in getting himself hopelessly wedged between the cars parked on either side of the street so that the traffic is blocked in both directions.
But was it real, though, when events transformed the scene into one so surreal and transcendentally Italian that even the humourist Giovannino Guareschi, the creator of Don Camillo, might have rejected it as too improbable for fiction? A squadron of bikers turns up; then, a religious procession, flanked by yellow-jacketed members of the civil defence service.
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