Al Bano carries on a cultural battle in favor of the Tremiti lighthouse
This is nothing new for fans of Al Bano Carrisi, the fact that the singer is very involved in social affairs. On various occasions the Cellino San Marco lion has done so spokesman of desires and community needs. Sometimes, in doing so, he has also attracted various criticisms. But this time it is impossible not to agree with the Apulian singer.
There battle that Al Bano is carrying out takes place on cultural level. The singer turns his gaze to the historical assets of his region which, unfortunately, in many cases are abandoned to themselves and reduced to ruins. This is the example of the Lighthouse overlooking the deserted island of Capraia, in the archipelago of the Tremiti overlooking the Gargano.
It is an ancient signaling tower that Carrisi discovered no more than a few years ago. In fact, the singer revealed: “I have always seen the Tremiti from above”, referring to the numerous flights from Brindisi to Milan. Al Bano got to know these islands thanks to one boat trip together with a friend of his, and he was strongly fascinated by it.
Now he launches a sensational idea: “Let’s make a museum”. Obviously, this is not an easy proposition, as the site is in need of restoration. But the Apulian singer is certainly not a fool, and already this morning he has met the president of the region Michele Emiliano, for introduce him to his project.
Al Bano has very clear ideas: “We need to create a committee, and I am ready to personally commit myself to save this symbol, as important as a work of art: I could organize a concert to raise funds or other similar initiatives”. But it doesn’t stop there. Carrisi also made a prediction on the expenditure that such an intervention could require: “I do not think it will take more than one million euros, a truly negligible amount for the recovery of such a precious asset also in terms of tourism”.