Yes, after days of silence or old videos, finally, something new is happening.
There will be a nice surprise for Christmas day!
Piero has published this short video, which portrays him and Ignazio traveling, united, by train ……. destination ????
Immediately the fans began to investigate and among the various searches this news came out.


This news concerns the schedule of Rai 1’s Christmas day and if you read it carefully, you will see that at 08:30 pm (Italian time), there will be 15 minutes of connection with Il Volo from Piazza S. Pietro in the Vatican-Rome.
So, Piero and Ignazio were probably traveling from Bologna to Rome to rehearse or record this beautiful event. Gianluca will come from a different and shorter road, but he will also be arriving.
What a nice surprise !!
In fact, the news was confirmed by this announcement of a Facebook page “TV Guide” which informs about upcoming television programs, and that I translate for you.
Among the many television presentations arriving in the coming days there is also the performance of Il Volo in St. Peter’s Square scheduled for the evening of 25 December. It will last a quarter of an hour and will be broadcast by Raiuno at 8.30 pm, immediately after Tg1 at 8 pm. Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone will wish us a Merry Christmas by singing the classics of the Holidays.

We will see our dear Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero on Christmas Day, from the beautiful Piazza S. Pietro. Despite the anti-Covid rules, it will be a nice event in a Christmas atmosphere different from other years, but no less meaningless.
Even if the Covid situation raises a lot of concern around the world, here in Italy the tension is a little relaxed, even if we are always subjected to very strict rules, in particular always mandatory masks and distancing. From day 13, only one region remained orange, which means medium risk and that is Abruzzo. For this reason, the Abruzzo Region has published this video of Gianluca with this appeal:
Here are the words of Gianluca:
Hi everyone, I’m Gianluca Ginoble from Il Volo.
We all have a great responsibility, which is to secure fragile people, the elderly, but also young people suffering from pathologies, who without knowing it, every day, come into contact with positive asymptomatic people.
You too can participate in the Abruzzo Region screening project, only in this way, by doing our part, will we be able to contain the virus.
We need each of us, and you too. 

Christmas is approaching, so let’s listen to this beautiful concert done in Assisi in 2013.

And now let’s laugh a little with this short video that I saw on Katrina Angelus Facebook.
Well, despite all our serious thoughts due to the current situation, let’s try to see the light, at the end of this year to forget.
We remember the beautiful moments of love and collective union, hoping that soon they will not be just a good memory.


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

27 thoughts on “NATALE WITH IL VOLO by Daniela”

  1. Such good news! Even though we wont see it here, it will be posted for all tosee afterwards. So looking forward to this.

    1. Laura, I think that in a few minutes, the video of Il Volo you can see it everywhere. We share as much as possible, we must make this strange Christmas shine.

  2. Hi Daniela! I had done a little detective work and came to the same conclusion you did regarding the train ride. What a lovely Christmas present for you Italians! (And for us as well, if someone will put it on YouTube or somewhere.) And I’m so happy to hear you say that the covid situation in Italy is not quite so bad as I had read recently.
    Buon Natale to you and your family!

    1. Judy, volovers are great detectives. We will surely all share this video.
      Of course the situation in Italy is not nice, but in March it was much more serious, at least here where I live.

  3. Hi Daniela. I am looking forward to seeing this video when it becomes available. I hope they were going to Rome to tape the music so that they can be home with their families on Christmas day. I imagine they miss being on stage just as much as we miss seeing them. And yes I am happy to hear that Italy is not suffering as much from the virus as I had thought. Please stay safe and Buon Natale!

    1. Janet, I also believe that their train journey was to Rome. Can’t wait to see them singing again and especially Christmas carols, it will do our hearts a lot of good.
      We are always under Covid pressure here, but there are many asymptomatic, while in March, there was a constant hearing of ambulance sirens.

  4. Thank you, Daniela for this update and the laugh. Do you know if those of us in the US will be able to see the performance?

  5. I wish everyone on the Flight Crew a Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Kala Hristouyenna, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. The Christmas concert on Rai1 is a very nice gift to all of us. Really looking forward to it.

  6. I hope this is the first of many appearances to come. We can only hope. Thanks for the memories, Daniela.


    Today this article has been published and I translate for you.


    The appointment is on Rai 1 at 20.35. Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto, the three young members of the group, perform in a special performance.

    The performance of the trio, in fact, is particularly impressive because it takes place from Pope Pius XII Square in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the most important monuments of Christianity. The aim of the project carried out by Rai 1 is to bring the spirit of Christmas into the homes of Italians in such a difficult period of our history, not only nationally, but globally due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

    The appointment, therefore, is on the main network of Viale Mazzini immediately after the conclusion of Tg1. And it stands as an exclusive live show during which the three young members perform a series of songs with a Christmas background. Songs known by a huge international audience.


    The group that has crossed national borders and has been appreciated all over the world, is now dedicated to its own country. And he pays homage to him on the occasion of a very different Christmas from those experienced so far.

    Among the songs that Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto interpret, we mention “Adeste Fideles”, “Oh Holy Night” and “Astro del Ciel”.

    Not only is there the magic of eternal passages in the history of Christianity. But in the background there is the spectacular Piazza Papa Pio XII in Rome, which for the first time becomes the scene of a television showcase dedicated to Christmas.

    Behind it is the majestic St. Peter’s Basilica with the square that completes the scenography. In the square, the very tall decorated tree and the Nativity scene are added to the view of the public, which are set up every year between the colonnade.

    So Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto are giving a Christmas concert during the hours of maximum television crowding. And on the most important evening of the year.

    1. Daniela, thank you for this translation. I hope the concert will be available to us in the United States, if not live then on YouTube following the concert.

      Buon Natale!

  8. Thanks for the good news. It’s very nice Christmas gift. Like the others I miss them very much in this hard time but I hope that next year will be better and we will be able to see and hear them at concerts. Buon Natale

  9. Thrilled to hear that the boys will be on TV Christmas Night. Hope that we can find out the time for the U.S. Thanks for sharing the Assisi Concert, that is one that I hadn’t seen before, it was Beautiful. Would like to wish everyone a Safe and Merry Christmas and praying things will be better in the coming year for all.

    1. I am very happy to have shown you the beautiful concert in Assisi.
      We really hope that things will improve soon next year.
      A hug and Merry Christmas to you!

  10. thank you to my extended Italian family for sharing your Christmas with me on a snowing day here in Omaha NE
    God Bless you all and stay healthy. I wishing you a Blessed and Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with hope and Promise

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