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Sicilian town struggles with architectural disasters

18 May 2012 Last updated at 09:33 BST

As the home of buildings like the Colosseum and the Pantheon, Italy has a heritage for spectacular architecture.

However, poor planning and the current economic climate has meant that some recent projects have not been quite so succesful.

The BBC's Alan Johnston reports from Giarre, a town in Sicily which has become blighted by a particuarly large number of building disasters.