No internet? Italian boy drives miles to study under a tree in the middle of nowhere

How do you study when there's no internet?

12-year-old Giulio Giovannini's house has a bad connection

and their phone line has been down for five months

With schools closed during lockdown

no internet means no online lessons

but luckily he has found a solution

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) 12-YEAR-OLD ITALIAN BOY, GIULIO GIOVANNINI, AT HIS TABLE ON TOP OF HILL AS HE STUDIES, SAYING:

"On the days when I have lessons I bring from home a table, a stool and my bag with the tablet and all the books that I need and then mum and I come up here in the car. We set everything up and we are ready for our lessons."

Giulio uses his mom's phone signal as a router

which allows him get on with his studies

He sits alone in his mask surrounded by trees

but being out in nature means

the occasional countryside distraction

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) 12-YEAR-OLD ITALIAN BOY, GIULIO GIOVANNINI, SAYING:

"Most of the time I can concentrate well, sometimes it happens that I am talking and you can hear the bleating of a goat behind me. That has happened."

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