Florentine Attacked, Dies in Barcelona

A 22 year old native of Scandicci, Niccolò Ciatti, had a argument with three Russian tourists at a disco in Lloret de Mar, not far from Barcelona on the Costa Brava, which proved fatal.  He was the recipient of kicks and punches from the aggressors in the early hours of August 12 and was transported in critical condition to a local hospital.  Ciatti never regained consciousness from a state of coma.

His Facebook page has received numerous messages from friends, who wrote, “he was incapable of harming a fly.”

The incident happened in a disco at 3 am; the Russians, ages 20, 22 and 26, who were found walking along a seaside promenade, were arrested. Catalonia, where the attack took place, is the region of Spain that attracts the most visitors and ranks #3 worldwide for the number of tourists who chose it as their destination — 75,000,000 — in 2016 alone.

To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.