Because of 1600 km a day
Italy’s most famous commuter cheated!
Her story went viral – media in Italy, Germany and Switzerland reported on the incredible story of the Italian, who commutes 1600 kilometers a day. But now everything indicates that the woman lied.
Published: 19 minutes ago
Commuter Giuseppina Giuliano told social media and newspapers that she commutes 1000 miles a day.
Jenny WagnerEditor News
She leaves at 5:09 a.m. and returns home at 10:53 p.m. – Monday to Saturday: Giuseppina Giuliano (29) told the newspaper “Il Giorno” about her everyday life. The Italian from Naples travels 1,600 kilometers a day in order to be able to work in an art school in Milan. The salary is good, but not enough for an apartment. Now, according to research by Italian media, it turns out that Giuliano’s story is almost certainly not true.
From Naples to Milan it takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, even with the high-speed train. She pays 400 euros a month for the commute – suspiciously little. Doubts about the truthfulness of Giuliano’s journey to work grew on social media. The journalists of the Italian show “Le Iene” wanted to know exactly.
The reporters went and looked for her on the train she was supposed to take every day and waited at the platforms. But there was no trace of the Italian. The journalists asked their colleagues at the art school where Giuliano was. Witnesses said they only saw the commuter twice, after which she called in sick.
400 euros per month seems implausible
It quickly becomes clear: Giuliano fibbed properly. The journalist from “Le Iene” found out that the commuter has been free since January 19 to take care of her family. She doesn’t have to return to work until August.
So far so good, but there is more to come. Journalist Violetta Fortunat, who wrote the first article in Il Giorno, admitted that she actually never saw Giuliano’s €400 tickets. However, according to the editorial team, you can definitely get the price by redeeming frequent driver discounts and coupons.
Giuliano is silent on allegations
On social media, users are demanding that Giuliano make their tickets public. But both the requests of her followers and the media inquiries remain unanswered.
As “Spiegel” reports, Giuliano posted the following saying in an Instagram story on Friday: “You don’t have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It is your life. Live it… without excuses.” What your statement means can probably be freely interpreted.