(CNN) – It’s called Robinson Crusoe Italy, Spent more than 30 years as the only resident of a foolish island off the coast of Sardinia.
For now though Moro Morandi Fudelli says goodbye to his small room on the island, after being repeatedly threatened by local authorities with eviction.
The 81-year-old, who has lived on the island since 1989, announced his resignation in a statement On your Facebook page Sunday.
“I’m going to go,” he wrote, “because I’m 32 years old. He also said he was “very distressed” by the situation.
The former professor came to the impressive Pink Atoll when he was trying to move from Italy to Polynesia.
He immediately said he was fascinated by the site and decided to stay. Shortly after arriving, he was transferred to work as the island’s caretaker.
However, the role of caretaker disappeared when La Madeleine National Park took control of Pudelli in 2015.
Since then, Morandi has been arguing with authorities for years, claiming he has no legal right to be there now, and fighting against plans to turn his home into an environmental laboratory.
“Even if it means they have to pull me out, I’m willing to do everything I can to stay here.” Told CNN Travel Last year.
Live I do not know where to live, of course I will not return to my home in the north, I do not know what to do. This is my life. I don’t see him playing cards or pose ball, ”he said.
More than 70,000 signatures to stay on the island of Moro Morandi Pudelli
Morandi also admitted that he was concerned about the future of the place, which had been so heavily guarded for 32 years.
“The next day I chased away two tourists who had invaded the Forbidden Pink Beach,” he said.
“I clean the trash from the sand and prevent intruders from messing up at night. The truth is, so far I have only taken care of Pudelli and I am doing the surveillance work that park officials should be doing, ”he said.
Although it has received a lot of support, a Petition To continue on the island, which has reached more than 70,000 signatures, Morandi has acknowledged that his time is up.
But, judging from his Facebook post, it seems that he will not go far.
“You will continue to see my photos from another place, Sardinia is all beautiful,” he wrote.
In January 2020, Fabregio Fonezu, president of Bar பாரa La Madeleine, told CNN that “there is no other option but to intervene against all illegal constructions within the park, including Morandi’s room.”
“No one wants to evict him, but what title should he have when the island is no longer private?” Said Phonesu.
“If there is a need for a caretaker in the future, we can reconsider his condition, but he will have to leave when the work starts,” he added.
CNN contacted Morandi and La Madeleine Park for feedback.