The 33-year-old Tunisian was in a coffee bar in Libya when someone came up to him and asked if he wanted to go to Italy.
Instead, they sent him to Holland to study and later to Thailand where they helped him buy a coffee bar that he sold last year.
“We are in a dead city,” says Natalia Nurzia, whose family has owned the Nurzia coffee bar on the main square since 1835.
On the first floor were the coffee bar and booths described in connection with the King's Arms coffee house.
There was to be a large hall, a coffee bar, kitchen, and some small rooms.