"Of course, their current lodgings are a bit temporary. But they should see it like a weekend of camping."
Berlusconi sparked controversy in 2009 when he quipped to a German television station that the 17,000 left homeless by the L'Aquila earthquake should view it as a camping trip. The earthquake was the worst for Italy in three decades and left more than 200 dead. He also later told a reporter that survivors "lacked nothing" in terms of support and aid.