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Italy's 'Slow Cities' Say No to Fast Food

Meet the Slow Cities League, a band of about 30 Italian towns that are saying "no" to fast food, and other signs of globalization. These cities are hoping to preserve the easy going pace of small town life.

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Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk covering political, economic, and cultural news in Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli's on-air reporting and analysis have encompassed the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the turbulent civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies.