Why the only two residents of a Italian town insist on wearing masks
They're the sole inhabitants of a tiny Italian hamlet, but these elderly retirees aren't taking any chances when it comes to upholding the country's strict Covid-19 rules.
Giovanni Carilli and Giampiero Nobili wear masks every time they meet and insist on standing one meter apart, despite the fact that they have no neighbours and rarely leave the secluded town of Nortosce.
Located in the province of Perugia in Umbria, popular with tourists, Nortosce sits above a rocky gorge in the Nerina Valley at an altitude of 900 meters, making it extremely hard to reach.
But despite their remote position, neither Carilli, 82, or Nobili, 74, feel protected from the virus, which has claimed the lives of nearly 37,000 people in Italy.
"I'm dead scared of the virus," Carilli tells CNN Travel. "If I get sick, I'm on my own, who would look after me?
"I'm old, but I want to keep living here looking after my sheep, vines, beehives and orchard. Hunting truffles and mushrooms. I enjoy my life."
--Why the only two residents of a Italian town insist on wearing masks
-RETRIEVED-Thu Oct 29 2020 20:02:45 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)