A STATUE FOR IL VOLO ???? by Daniela

This interesting article published by Optimagazine, appeared a few days ago:

On arrival the statues of the winners of the Sanremo Festival from 1951 to 2018

Sixty-eight new statues scattered around the town of Sanremo: this is the project of the Municipality!


Wow, davvero interessante, ed ecco la traduzione dell’intero articolo. (Wow, really interesting, and here’s the translation of the whole article.)

And if by mistake we turned the corner of a street and we were faced with some of the winners of the Sanremo Festival? If you live in Sanremo it could become a routine!

In fact, a project is underway that aims to build the statues of the protagonists and the winners of the Sanremo Festival. The statue of Mike Bongiorno, located in Via Escoffier, is present since 2013 and is one of the many attractions in the Ligurian town during the period of the Sanremo kermesse. It is probable, therefore, that soon the statue of Mike will no longer be the only one in the city center!

IL VOLO San Remo Trophy

The idea of ​​the municipality is part of the projects of promotion and boost to tourism in the city. The Municipality of Sanremo is studying a project together with the organizers of the Global Education Festival and foreign financiers, in order to realize another 77 statues: 68 which will represent the winners of the Sanremo Festival from 1951 to 2018, from Nilla Pizzi to Domenico Modugno, passing through Toto Cutugno and Massimo Ranieri until the last winners Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro.

The new statues will therefore represent all the winners of the Sanremo Festival of the past and of the future, so much so that in the project 9 other statues have already been included for the winners of the coming years. It is not clear whether statues will be made of other protagonists of the Festival, such as presenters who have distinguished themselves.

Grande Amore Gold Plate

Currently, in Corso Matteotti there are already the plaques of the winners of Sanremo, particularly appreciated by tourists, with the relative singers and triumphant pieces for each edition.

Now, in addition to the plaques on the Via Matteotti route, the statues will also arrive. They will be placed not only in the downtown area and in the streets adjacent to the Ariston (the theater where the Festival takes place), but could also be hosted in non-central streets, so as to involve all areas of the town, and spread out over the territory. A project that in the increasingly social era in which we live, could only benefit tourism, especially during the period of the Song Festival!

IL VOLO pics

Here, the original article.

Optimagaine Article – Click Here

So, what do you think of this idea?

I immediately said that it seems a little exaggerated, but I admit that I would like to turn the corner during a walk, and find myself in front of Piero Ignazio and Gianluca, but I also admit that I would prefer to see them “in meat and bone “.

I am ready to hear your opinion !!!


CreditΒ to owners of all photos.

33 thoughts on “A STATUE FOR IL VOLO ???? by Daniela”

    1. Surely RoseMarie, to Ignazio, will have to do the double pouring of cement, otherwise for Marie, the game is made …… ha ha ha !!

  1. yes, why not!
    that would be nice… for our guys too.
    (as long as the craftmanship is fine and their faces are not distorted or compromised)…..

  2. I think this idea will enhance the importance of San Remo. Just think you could turn the corner and there are the boys. Go up and hug your heart’s choice. I am sure Marie would never let go of Ignazio’s statue.

    1. Gina, surely there will be an increase in visits to the city of Sanremo …….. and direct flights from America !!

  3. Yes, what a wonderful idea and tribute to the winners of this contest!
    I know Marie’s adrenaline would kick in and she would have no trouble hoisting up Ignazio’s statue…so they better anchor those precious statues down tight! πŸ™‚ (Jane)

    1. Jane, let’s say it’s a little bit of a particular idea, but often, the most bizarre ideas are those that are most successful.
      For Marie, you’re completely right !!

  4. What a cool idea! But as you say Daniela, I would rather turn the corner and see them live and in the flesh!
    The city fathers would have to have a special crew to wash off all the lipstick kisses from our guys’ statues!

    1. Absolutely yes Penina, the problem is that if you turn the corner and see a statue, you fly on, if you turn the corner and see Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio in flesh and blood, you are dazed with amazement !!

  5. This idea would enhance the tourism business for Sanremo. But just
    think of the thrill of turning that corner and seeing Il Volo. Of course,
    seeing them in person is the greatest thrill. I love all three.

  6. And may I say I’ve never met you in person Daniella, I really love you.
    You are such a lovable and caring person, of Il Volo and the people on
    the Fllight Crew for which I thank you with my heart.

  7. I have met Daniela in person and she is just as wonderful, loving and caring as she is on this site !! Daniela, I hope you don’t mind my saying this!!

  8. Such sweet sentiments about Daniela. ( I agree).😘 When it comes to Il Volo, I would hope the sculptures would do the guys justice regarding flattering likenesses. It does seem a tad risky — regarding the subjects’ — and fans’– reactions! The comments here imagining Marie’s reaction are hilarious, LOL…. Reminds me of the funny “I Love Lucy” TV episode, “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” (1955), where Lucy and Ethel try to steal the actor John Wayne’s footprints with a crowbar from the concrete forecourt of “Grauman’s Theater” in Hollywood. The two of them eventually manage the theft with Lucy telling Ethel that she can hide it (from Fred) under her bed “every other week”πŸ˜‚ (A “Top Ten Favorites” episode is “Lucy’s Italian Movie” where Lucy is in Italy and gets into a fight with a local Italian woman in a big vat of grapes).πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

    1. Laura, thanks for the compliments.
      You made me laugh thinking about the images of Marie stealing the statue of Ignatius !!
      Lucy’s film has always made me laugh a lot, I’m attaching it, maybe someone needs to laugh!

      1. You’re welcome, Daniela! You’re appreciated around here. You’re good to us and Il Volo. Yes! Marie and “Lucy” are a lot of fun! πŸ˜‚ Thank you for the surprise of video footage from the scene.πŸ˜… Here’s some more footage from that 1956 Season 5 episode moment that I just found on YouTube: “Lucy’s grape fight!”. (Glad someone published the continuing footage there and even though their video’s quality isn’t perfect, it’s good enough!). If you’d like to see what happens to her after the fight scene, there’s this part on YouTube: “I Love Lucy Season 5 Episode 23 End Credits”. πŸ˜ƒ

  9. I just read all the comments about imortilizing the boys with statues and they were delightful. I know any artist would do justice to the boys and indeed everyone will want pictures with the statues. We are happy Mary could meet Daniela. We hope to have that opportunity when we next visit Italy. Daniela has been such a wonderful friend to all of us and a sweet addition to our lives.
    For some reason, I’m not getting proper updates to this site. I hope to get that fixed.

    1. Thanks Victoria for the compliments, you’re always very sweet.
      By the way, it will mean that when there are statues for the boys, I will hug them for you too.

  10. Daniela, if there are statues, we will come with you to hug them and take pictures of their glory. Your work for this site is awesome. We all love you for it.

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