2020 (EN)

Ten years ago the "Totem of Peace" was inaugurated in San Sebastiano al Vesuvio.
The monumental work of the sculptor Mario Molinari - which the Fondazione Mediterraneo is spreading all over the world - was installed in front of the Municipality of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio and dedicated to Raffaele Capasso, Mayor of the town for 35 years and architect of the reconstruction after the eruption of Vesuvius in 1944.
A few days after the thirtieth anniversary of the death of Raffaele Capasso, the prefect Valentini comes on an institutional visit to the Municipality of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio also to see its diversity from the hinterland, thanks to the pioneering work of Raffaele Capasso and the administrators who have followed one another. .
Upon his arrival in the Town Hall, Prefect Valentini was welcomed by the Mayor Salvatore Sannino, by the Municipal Council and by the Municipal Councilors, in the presence of the Military, Civil and Religious Authorities.
After a brief interview in the Mayor's Office, the Prefect of Naples participated in the greeting ceremony, organized (in compliance with the current distancing measures) at the "Raffaele Capasso" Council Chamber, where he was greeted by the greeting of the Prime Minister Municipal Gianluca Sannino.
During the ceremony, the Mayor Salvatore Sannino wanted to thank the Prefect Valentini for choosing the Municipality of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio as the site of his visit and he carried out an intervention during which he illustrated the many activities of the Municipal Administration, putting in place highlights the contribution of voluntary associations and the fundamental role for the community of the Parish of San Sebastiano Martire.
The Prefect of Naples thanked the Mayor and the Community for the welcome received, highlighting how San Sebastiano al Vesuvio, from the data in the possession of the Prefecture, represents one of the examples of virtuous Municipalities, in contrast to the various criticalities that are found in the province . In this sense, he hoped that the example of San Sebastiano al Vesuvio could "infect" other realities as well.
Prefect Valentini also wanted to highlight how the care of the territory and local policies represent one of the first elements to promote urban security, since the issue cannot be reduced to just the intervention of the police.
At the end of the ceremony, Mayor Salvatore Sannino paid homage to the Prefect with a lava stone plaque, while the Local Section of the National Carabinieri Association and UNIPAN offered some gifts.