LORENZO ERCOLES: THE SOCIAL LIFEGUARD OF ROMAGNA
"Don't be cool around the world ... Come to Romagna, where there is everything and you spend little".
Which then, come to think of it, it's not just that.
"Here we have an exceptional microclimate, there is always the sun".
And then, do you want to put the Romagna breed?
"We are a fruit salad, we are a mixture of everything: Goths, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Greeks, Romans, Bourbons ...".
Sympathy is innate, but Lorenzo Ercoles has not only that.
If in a few weeks his videos on Facebook have pierced the Internet, making millions of views and making him a true testimonial of the Riviera of this post-Covid summer, it is also because he embodies the prototype of the true Romagna.
Lorenzo, 35, a third generation lifeguard at baths 76-77 in Cattolica, looks like he came out of a Fellini film.
The great 'pataca'. The eternal 'beer'. And between one 'smash' and the next, he is one that makes real promotion for tourism in Romagna.
He tells of its beauties, even those (often) unknown to the Romagna people themselves.
The most famous phrases of him are:
- «Be environmentalists and then go to Japan .. But did you know that a plane consumes 75 thousand liters of fuel for a one way trip? But come to Cattolica! "
- "To see the Byzantine mosaics, you don't need to fly to Istanbul: come to Ravenna! There is the Basilica of San Vitale, there is the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia where you raise your eyes and see the ceiling full of stars. Here in Romagna there is a beauty in every canton ".
- "Go to the caves of Onferno, half an hour from here: if you turn off the lights, you can't see anything anymore. It is absolute darkness; nobody knows what absolute darkness is, you can only find it there. In the evening in the room when you turn off the light it is practically day compared to absolute darkness ».
- "Half an hour from here is Urbino, no one beats us marchignoli. You arrive in Mercatale by car and you find the façade of the Doge's Palace: you fall to the ground with beauty "