Monte Inferno, translating into ‘Mount Hell’ is a small village located in Central Italy.
During the 1970’s the garbage began to increase at alarming rates, damaging the local environment and it’s people. The aquifers are polluted, especially the Astura River which flows into the nearby Tyrrhenian sea.
The wind carries contaminated air and germs into the homes of people living around this area. By 1994 cammorist Carmine Schiavone declared that there had been large amounts of toxic waste buried in the surrounding areas of Monte Inferno. The following year Don Cesare Boschin, the parish priest of Borgo Montello was murdered. He had denounced and openly condemned the illegal toxic waste trade across the territory.