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October 25, 2013

Meet the Locals #21: Davide, 38 technician from Siracusa

Cristina Vezzaro


Io e Davide ci siamo incontrati in una calda e soleggiata giornata di primavera in Sicilia un paio di anni fa. Cercavo qualcuno del posto che mi facesse visitare Siracusa con gli occhi di un locale e mi portasse oltre l’affascinante, mozzafiato bellezza della città. Ci siamo fatti una lunga passeggiata chiacchierando di politica, di società, di Siracusa. E dei viaggi, di cui entrambi siamo appassionati. Ladies and Gentlemen, please meet Davide. 

Your name (with or without last name), age and job?

Davide Mauro, 38 y.o. working in shift as a technician in a refinery.

Where are you from?

Siracusa, in Sicily.

What would you be if you were not a shift worker? / What do you want to be when you grow up?

A writer and a cultural journalist./Work less and think more.

How long have you lived in Siracusa and why did you first come? 

I spent all my life here and I don’t want to change!

What is the best thing to do (what do you like doing ) in Siracusa? 

I like to host or to meet travellers with couchsurfing, it’s an opportunity to share experience and discover the world at home.

Is there something you don’t like about Siracusa?

I don’t like the quality of public transport and many other services. The low quality of the job market and ignorance make of Siracusa a B-level town.

What is the craziest thing you have done in Siracusa?

Moving by bike in a town that thinks biking is crazy.

Where would you live if not in Siracusa?

In Rome or in a little town in the Ragusa Province.

Have you ever been to Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol/Suedtirol/Alto Adige?

Once in Trento and  a few hours in Bolzano after a little tour of the Dolomites.

What did you like / did not like about it?

I liked the views and the quiet life in the farm, everything is perfect and clean!

Anything else you would like to add?

I envy the kind of sustainable life you increase with your bicycle paths and green economy. 

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