Man sitting on a "philosophical sofa".
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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.