Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet


But today, Sunday 5th, is also the day of Venice, and therefore we travel vertically in Italy and arrive in Venice yesterday with the beautiful images of Gianluca and Piero.

Gianluca in a boat on the Venice grand canal

Piero in a boat on the Venice grand canal

Piero and Gianluca In St. Mark's square, with Storaro and Torpedine.

In St. Mark’s square, with Storaro and Torpedine.

 Storaro and Torpedine In St. Mark's square

And here they are Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca upon their arrival at the conference.
Our boys are dressed very casually.
Gianluca always stands out for elegance.



Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio in Dolce & Gabbana

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio in Dolce & Gabbana with Vittorio Storaro

eft to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio in Dolce & Gabbana

eft to right: Tiziana Rocco, Gianluca, Piero, friend and Ignazio

eft to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio in Dolce & Gabbana

eft to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio in Dolce & Gabbana

eft to right:Ignazio, Gianluca, and Piero being interviewed

A short interview with the boys.
MAN = This is not Sanremo, this is the cinema exhibition !! 😁
PIERO = But it seems a little Sanremo, we meet, all familiar faces.
GIANLUCA = We are preparing a very ambitious recording project which is a tribute to maestro Ennio Morricone.
We had the opportunity to collaborate with Vittorio Storaro in a music video, so we are here in the company of a great master of cinema, Vittorio Storaro.
IGNAZIO = He chose our voices for a tribute of a video of YOUR LOVE, which is shot in the Frasassi Caves, and therefore it is beautiful, it is not the first time we come, and it is always a beautiful atmosphere, Venice is a place stupendous.

Left to right: Vittorio Storaro, his daughter, Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero

And here is the short video of the conference with Tiziana Rocca as the awards presenter.
TR = With us: IL VOLO ❤
Guys, this year you made this tribute, thanks to a teacher who we will then present, so you are lucky enough to bring Morricone’s music to the world.
GIANLUCA = We are undertaking a rather ambitious project, with great responsibility, we also have the support of the Morricone family, a musical project with all the most beautiful soundtracks, sung in English and Italian, we presented it at the Arena di Verona, this recording project will be released in November with: Cinema Paradiso, Once upon a time in America, L’estasi dell’oro, sung for the first time.
PIERO = We thank the master Vittorio Storaro for choosing us for this tribute to his great friend Ennio Morricone, for this short film in the Frasassi Caves.
TR = In fact, I also want to thank the mayor of Genga (where Frasassi is) Marco Filipponi and also the presence of the Marche region. Tonight we will see this special video of yours that you brought us, this gem, this gift from the master Storaro.
PIERO = Thank you master, thank you all.
IGNAZIO = Thank you.
GIANLUCA = It is a pleasure to be here with all of you, really.
TR = Our master: Vittorio Storaro.
Maestro, the two of us have known each other for many years, you are a legend.
Tiziana Rocco talks with IL VOLO on stage
The video with the words of the director Vittorio Storaro.
The idea actually comes from what we have been through all this last year, the disgrace that has happened to us from the pandemic, which has closed all the arts a little.
But then there is an idea and it comes from Pirandello, who said: One, Nobody, One Hundred Thousand (it is the title of a novel by Pirandello), in this case it becomes a Once upon a time, as the project of Il Volo , of the music of Ennio Morricone, starts from Once upon a Time in the West, directed by a great director, Sergio Leone, with the music of Morricone, the subject of Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento, so there is a whole series of characters that carry some new message.
A message that also becomes a hope, not only in the present, but also in the future, because if before, once upon a time Nobody, an art enters, which is Music and Singing, which is represented by Il Volo, which in a song with the music of Ennio Morricone from Your Love, it brings a new energy, energy that practically becomes: Once upon a time there was no one, – Il Volo, – Centomila.
So we will see that Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio multiply.
When they descend from that blessed rope where the first boys went down here in the caves many years ago (50), it is a little like entering a seed into mother earth and thus forming a new generation, which is the generation of the future.
Il Volo, in this case, becomes a symbol, as, not only does it enter the womb of the earth, it regenerates the energy of life, but it can do it in all the squares, in all the theaters, in all the places of the world, in that, certainly what is music, nevertheless carries a great message of love.
Il Volo, – Ennio Morricone, – Once upon a time …….
And here they are ready for the evening, the moment in which the short film by Vittorio Storaro, interpreted by Il Volo, shot in the Frasassi caves, in memory of Ennio Morricone, for the event Premio Filming Italy Best Movie.

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio in a boat on the Venice grand canal

And here they are on the red carpet, with Storaro and his daughter.
Very elegant Piero Ignazio and Gianluca in their Dolce and Gabbana evening dress.
Ignazio has cut his beard, bravo !!


Left to right: Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio on the red carpet

But how beautiful and elegant are these three ??? ❤❤❤

Left to right: Lady friend, Vittorio Storaro, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet

Left to right: Lady friend, Vittorio Storaro, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet

Left to right: Lady friend, Vittorio Storaro, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet

Left to right: Gianluca, Vittorio Storaro,, Ignazio and PIeroon the red carpet being interviewed

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio

And here is the moment of the award ceremony.
Premio Filming Italy Best Movie Awards

IL VOLO at awards ceremony

IL VOLO at awards ceremony

IL VOLO at awards ceremony

In this video all the winners and among them also Il Volo.


Left to right: Vittorio Storaro, Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet

Left to right: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero with their award

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet

Left to right: Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio on the red carpet

Lots of images, there was no doubt, for such a special evening.
All elegant for the evening of the screening and the award ceremony, but unfortunately we cannot have any advance for the short film.
Too bad, we would have closed a great day in style, but I think we will have to wait a little longer to see the images shot inside the Frasassi Caves.
Meanwhile, in an interview, Il Volo stated that their new CD will be released on November 5th.
We take note, we look forward to it.

Group shot of all participants

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

34 thoughts on “VENEZIA: FILMING ITALY MOVIE by Daniela”

  1. Thank you Daniela. This is great. for what reason is the award to Il Volo issued, the Morricone tribute in Verona or the new short by Vittorio Storaro?

    1. Joyce, I waited to answer you last, because I too wanted to get more information on the award assigned to them, I read that it is a special award that combines cinema (this festival is of cinema) with music as well. Il Volo was awarded for the tribute it paid to Maestro Morricone.

      Vittorio Storaro received the “masters of cinema” award and he wanted to make a short film, to remember his friend, with whom he did many works, Ennio Morricone. He then thought of doing his short with Il Volo.

  2. HI Daniela What a thrilling experience watching our guys walking the red carpet and receiving an award for their performance. I have never seen such a great collection of photos for this momentous occasion, the guys looked so handsome and elegant. Looking forward to seeing the video filmed in the caves and also looking forward to their new CD release. Hope everything good going over there and Covid not getting out of control like it is over here Take care, stay safe

    1. They were certainly elegant and happy, as they walked the long red carpet and also very admired and available.
      I too can’t wait to see the video.

  3. Hi Daniela. What a thrill to watch our guys walk the red carpet and receive an award for an outstanding performance. Lots of wonderful photos of our handsome, elegant guys Looking forward to seeing the video of their performance and the release of their new CD Hopefully they will be able to do many concerts in the states next year. Would really love to see them again; Hope Covid under control over there and not like over here right now. Safe safe and take care

  4. Daniela, you and Pat never disappoint. Thank you for the translations, the beautiful photos and the videos. How handsome are our guys?!! As they walked across the Red Carpet I was so excited for them. Gianluca, Ignazio, and Piero have shown the world just how versatile, humble, and professional they are. I hope we will have an opportunity to pre-order their CD. In the meantime, I am looking forward to the SEAT Awards later this month. Take care and thank you again. 🤗

  5. Thank you Daniela for the beautiful story you just wrote and told about. Our guys are so adorable in all they do. I could go on forever about their manners, this is real, nothing fake about their feelings for each other, for their music, and their fans. They light up our faces when we see them, better in person, but thankful I see them on TV and read stories about them. Classy, Magnificent, and you rock my world seeing and hearing you. Lots of love from Iowa, USA.

  6. When the Big Boys in arts and music make a presentation, it seems that Il Volo is always there making an event. How will the adversarial journalists handle that? Silence?

    Looks like Ignazio stopped at the barber shop on the way to Venice?
    Looks like you, Daniela, will need a vacation if they keep up all these big events. Cape Cod is lovely in the fall! Thank you for this beautiful posting from all the people who never say thank you.

    1. Boston girl, journalists, we know, have never been kind to them, but this time I at least read compliments on the great availability that Il Volo had with journalists, at least their kindness got attention.
      Yes, it’s an eventful month, but I like to be able to update you.

  7. Thank you for sharing so much of what was such a beautiful, exciting and prestigious event. What an honor for our guys to be participating in, representing themselves so elegantly and with such dignity and stature. Once more we have something to eagerly look forward to in the coming months. Grazie Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio. Grazie Daniela.

    1. Eleanor, it was a really nice event and in a special and romantic place, Venice.
      Too bad I couldn’t see the short film, but I read it got a standing ovation, so I expect good things to see.

  8. Another prestigious event for the guys. No matter the event they are always so professional, respectful and gracious. They certainly were the most handsome and well dressed as always. Congratulations to them for receiving this award. They deserve it and so much more. We are all so proud of them. Thank you Daniela and Pat for all the photos and videos. So much to look forward to!

    1. Sure they are always professional, elegant and respectful, and certainly an award that is always deserved.
      There are still some press compliments, but those will come sooner or later, Cathy.

  9. Thank you so much for keeping us in the loop about what is happening. And thank you so much for translating.

    1. Maureen, for me it is a little effort and from your comments, I know for sure that it is greatly appreciated, so you will be reading more translations soon!

  10. Thank you so much for the translations and the collection of beautiful photos from this momentous event. I really look forward to all of your posts. Thank you again!

  11. I must apologize profusely, Daniela. I clicked on the wrong Venezia and got the 2017 one! Please forgive an old lady for thinking that might be the latest posting. Dolores

  12. Another Thank You to Daniela and Patti! You never disappoint us! What lovely photos on the red carpet. Igna, Gianluca and Piero are SO elegant in their D.& G. suits. They represent youth and Italy/Sicily to the nth degree. What wonderful men they are.

    1. I didn’t quite understand what happened, but certainly you are always forgiven Dolores.
      Yes, our boys are a flagship, they always stand out for their elegance and good taste, spectacular in their D&G suits.

  13. Thank you Daniela and Pat for sharing with us all news about Il Volo. The photos are beautiful and the guys look great. I also prefer Igna with a trimmed beard. Can’t wait for the new CD. Grazie per tutto quello che fai per noi.

  14. Ditto: thank you Daniela and Pat. What a glamorous event in Venice and so surprising to see San Marco Square almost empty and with no pigeons!

    Our guys always look elegant and handsome, but more so in the suits and tuxes (even with tennis shoes and no socks!). I think those who criticize their formality of dress are those who could never pull it off themselves. I hope they continue to ignore all that negativity.

    Personally, I think Piero’s hair now looks the best it ever has; I wish Gianluca would lose the silly curl; and I wish Ignazio would shorten his beard and grow back his temples and sideburns. Then they would all be just perfection.

  15. Sally, I really think our kids have a good shield that didn’t allow them to get the negativity inside them, thank goodness.
    As for your small adjustments, they are more or less personal, for example I preferred Piero with a little longer hair, but I must say that Ignazio with a less thick beard is much better, and of Gianluca, I also like the curl. rebel, in short, they are three handsome guys !!

    1. Like you, Daniela, I think Gianluca’s wisp of hair over his forehead is just beautiful and epitomizes the sensual person he is. Keep that curl!!!!

  16. Thank you Pat and Daniella for the photos and videos. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca looked very elegant as usual and it’s nice that they are getting the recognition they so deserve. It’s lovely seeing all the photos but I imagine it can’t be easy to keep posing for photos every few feet!

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