Marilù has reached her destination, but the journey continues: goodbye, incredible woman!

May 14, 2022 – “My dear Ninetta, it takes a lot, too much courage to die in May” (F. De Andrè, Italian singer). These lines resonate in my mind, as I find myself publishing a post that I never wanted to write, even though in my heart I knew this moment would come… The crew of has shrunk, losing the element thanks to which the whole project was able to be born, the person who gave me the strength to make a dream come true: Marilù reached the end of the splendid journey she wanted to undertake in these long years with me.

A cruel, ugly disease took it away after almost a year of battles. A year in which Marilù and I first believed and then hoped to be able to win. But ovarian cancer, which grew without showing any symptoms until it manifested itself in all of its violence at the end of May last year, finally prevailed.

Marilù never wanted to talk about her illness in public: she shared it with me and a few other close relatives and close friends, confident and optimistic to the last. A strong character, an example for all those who were close to her, me first: without her strength I would have collapsed. The disease won on Thursday, May 12, leaving me and Yoda dismayed, as well as relatives, friends, acquaintances, contacts: hundreds of people who showed me closeness and affection in these difficult moments.

Only the friends of remained to be warned. So, here I am. However, even in such a sad moment, I want to send you a positive message: despite everything, life continues. Destiny can kick us even hard, unexpectedly, trying to kill our dreams. But our dreams do not go out: they can fade, and then come back to light up and transform themselves.

Here, then, that today I imagine a renewed travel project in which to discover places, people, traditions, cultures. It will be a slow stroll to savor life in all its nuances. Waiting for fate to decide, mocking or magnanimous, the course of our lives. We will miss Marilù infinitely, but we will carry her memory on the roads of the world.

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Paolo Galvani

Nato nel 1964, è giornalista professionista dal 1990 e imprenditore dal 2007. Si occupa di tecnologia dalla fine degli Anni '80, prima come giornalista poi come traduttore specializzato, e da circa tre decenni ama girare in camper. Dalla fine di maggio del 2019 è diventato "fulltimer". A luglio 2019 ha lanciato il blog

Born in 1964, he has been a professional journalist since 1990 and an entrepreneur since 2007. He has been involved in technology since the end of the 1980s, first as a journalist and then as a specialized translator, and for about three decades he has loved traveling in a motorhome. Since the end of May 2019 he has become a "fulltimer". In July 2019 he launched the blog