Italians urged to think their way through downturn
17 September 2012 Last updated at 22:00 BST
Authorities in the Italian town Corigliano d'Otranto are promoting philosophical thinking to help residents through tough economic times.
A 'philosophical trail' that includes a talking sofa, messages on street walls, and parks with no lights have been set up to encourage deep thought.
Tom Bayly reports.