The story of Renzo Gambaro (67), from Paganica – one of the suburbs of Aquila amongst the most damaged by the 2009 earthquake. He had his house destroyed and the only things he had left were his dog and the kitchen garden he got most of his food from.
Those, and the fact that – as a single – he hadn’t a family pushed him down the list of those who were getting a new home somewhere. The only option he was offered was to move to a hotel on the coast. Without the garden, and without the dog.
He declined the offer and just stayed there. In a tin shack, with no electricity or heating, without a bathroom and with no running water. He is not the only one in the same condition.
Corriere.it (here googletranslated – badly)