(BBC) – An Italian man is to leave the island he has lived on for more than 30 years after pressure from authorities.
“I was quite fed up with a lot of things about our society: consumerism and the political situation in Italy,” Mr Morandi said. “I decided to move to a desert island in Polynesia, away from all civilisation. I wanted to start a new life close to nature.”
But after arriving on Budelli and meeting the island’s guardian, who was about to retire, Mr Morandi decided to stay – and has remained ever since, looking after the island and speaking to tourists.
But on Sunday, Mr Morandi announced his decision to leave, telling the The Guardian newspaper that he would move to a small flat on the nearby island of La Maddalena: “My life won’t change too much, I’ll still see the sea.”