Italy: San Bellino has the best mayor in the world – society

In Italy nobody wants to be mayor anymore because you are held liable for many things. Aldo D’Achille from San Bellino in Veneto lets the people in his town have a say in all issues – and is now regarded as the best mayor in the world.


Oliver Meiler, San Bellino

Aldo D’Achille takes the last steps as if in flight, two at a time, each jump echoing in the stairwell. “Sorry for the delay,” he says when he arrives on the second floor, where he has his office. That’s not his style. He’s not too late. It was agreed at 10 a.m., it is 9:50 a.m. “Un coffee?”

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