I am Leonardo and I come from Milan. I turned 26 years old while I was in Quinta das Relvas, Portugal and I must say that I never expected to celebrate my birthday in those fantastic circumstances!
As often happens in life I found myself full of uncertainties in front of my future and what to do with my life!! For some years I have been suffering from periods of depression and the recent end of a relationship had left me devastated. Not everything is negative though, I know I am very privileged and lucky in life: I am about to graduate, I have done all sorts of jobs, from selling in craft markets to driving and I have a great passion for literature, international relations and other cultures. However, I had no idea which direction to take and after three months of quarantine due to the biggest pandemic of our days (hopefully no more!) the conditions were not the most favorable, I lost a lot of things that I really cared about…
But sadness aside!!!! Here I had the opportunity to participate in the project of Kora and Quinta Das Relvas and therefore to leave for Portugal! I accepted immediately and I knew right away that it was going to happen anyway, I would have had a great experience!