Andrea Bocelli at the inauguration of the Sky Citadel

I met New Horizons through Chiara Amirante. The meeting with her is not a common thing, but one of those events in life that would take time to be told. In short, I can say that I met her casually in the place where I live and it was a love at first sight.

Once I had the privilege of touching the Pietà of Michelangelo, thanks to a superintendent who must have read in my face an expression that went beyond admiration, almost the bewilderment …

How can one think that a boy is able to sculpt a work of that value and that depth of thought with a hammer and a chisel? That superintendent asked me what I was thinking. I was a little embarrassed, because I was asking questions …

He tells me:

“Look, master, I think sometimes the good God is pleased to throw a spark and a drop of himself in someone among us to remind everyone of our mediocrity.”

Here, when I found myself in front of Chiara I tried a little ‘the same thing. I told myself:

“It is not possible that a woman, thus, alone, can realize this miracle; a single woman who creates the Cittadella Cielo today, but before this much more! Some high-level knowledge must have it!”.

What is it for me to be a Knight of Light? It is not so difficult for me that I have always had this inclination towards truth, towards freedom, on the other hand man is born free and freedom is one of the most important values ​​in our life! So for me to be a knight of light means to bring Truth and Freedom, whatever the cost and I do – I must say – without effort!