British newspaper The Sun labelled Naples City (Napoli) as one of the World’s ten most dangerous cities, alongside Isis-occupied Raqqa in Syria.
Under the caption ‘Bad World’, the headline said the newspaper
..had revealed the world’s ten most dangerous cities, “from drug cartel run hellholes to war-ravaged cities where headchopping ISIS fanatics run wild”.
Naples was the only Western European city mentioned in the article, alongside Kiev, Somalian capital Mogadishu, Perth in Australia and St Louis in the USA.
Naples mayor Luigi De Magistris said the report from The Sun was “laughable”.
And the Italian Embassy in London noted that the city is not included in any official index of the most dangerous cities in the world.
“The Sun must have had a sun stroke… confusing fiction with reality when it listed the city,” wrote the embassy in a statement accompanied by the hashtag ‘#FakeNews’.