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Leo Gullotta: “Seeing my Catania submerged by water breaks my heart”


Oct 27, 2021

“The images of my Catania submerged by water really break my heart!”. This is what Leo Gullotta exclaims, commenting to the AdnKronos on the violent storm that broke out on the Etnean capital. “I am 75 years old but I had never seen such a thing in my life – underlines the actor from Catania – Even if I no longer live in Catania, the umbilical cord that binds me to my city is always firm, even for contacts with my grandchildren in addition to professional reasons “. For Gullotta, “this is the formalization, if there was still a need, of how man has slapped nature. Having a Caribbean climate in our Mediterranean, seeing the hurricane point on Sicily from the satellite as we have seen in the past Focusing on the Caribbean countries is a devastating effect that we see for the first time in our land. And unfortunately, it will continue if we fail to slowly return to the restoration of normality. Those in charge in the world must seriously reflect on the risks of climate change “. to his Catania, “seeing Via Etnea as a canal with water flowing to the Piazza del Duomo and the Elephant Fountain, our symbol, is really a pain and I feel close in my heart to my fellow citizens who are living on their skin this moment, in which, as we say, the water falls from the sky ‘a linzolu’, like a sheet spread “. Catanesi who had just ceased to shelter this summer from the ash rain of Etna … “It is as if Nature reacts to the violence suffered by man and wants to rebel”, concludes Leo Gullotta. (By Enzo Bonaiuto)