Leafing through Facebook, I came across this beautiful article posted on this blog THE DIGITAL MOON.
As I read, I thought, finally, beautiful and appropriate words, exactly what all of us Il Volo fans think.
I later discovered that the article was written by the daughter of a Volo-friend, Cinzia, whom I met at an instore for the CD signing, and whom I always meet on these occasions or at concerts.
Congratulations, Laura Schena, you really did a great job (the article is signed Cinzia, because Laura used her mother’s name)
This article was then published by many Il Volo fanpages, and now I’m translating it for all of you!


 THE DIGITAL MOON blog article – Click Here
The world of international music has always offered a variety of unique talents and exceptional bands, but only a few of them manage to capture the attention and hearts of the public like the Italian trio “Il Volo”.
Composed by the two Sicilians Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto and the Abruzzese Gianluca Ginoble, Il Volo has earned a special place in the music industry thanks to their powerful voices, emotional performances and incredible artistic talent.
Il Volo was formed in 2009 during the participation of the three members in the Italian talent show “Ti lascio una canzone”. Their amazing onstage chemistry and impressive vocals captured the attention of the audience and the judges. This led to the creation of a group that would soon conquer the whole world.
From the earliest days, Il Volo has stood out for its ability to interpret musical pieces of various genres with a mastery that goes beyond the age of its members. Their lyrical voice and pop influences come together in a unique mix, bringing new life to Italian and international music classics. Songs such as “O Sole Mio”, “Granada” and “Nessun Dorma” have found a new generation of admirers through their touching and passionate interpretations.
One of the distinctive elements of the group is the exceptional combination of their voices. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca each bring their own unique style, but when they come together in harmony, the result is a powerful and enveloping sound that manages to move the soul of the listeners. Their live performances are often characterized by pure and passionate emotions, creating an immediate bond with the audience.
Thanks to their monstrous talent, the guys from Il Volo have managed to extend far beyond the Italian borders. They represented Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 with the song “Grande Amore”, taking third place and gaining a large international following. Their world tours have taken them to many parts of the globe, allowing them to touch the hearts of fans from different cultures. I had the opportunity to attend several of their concerts throughout Europe such as Warsaw, Kiev and Budapest.
Despite the extraordinary success, Il Volo remained anchored in their humility and passion for music. They continue to work hard to perfect their vocal skills and hone their repertoire. Their dedication to the musical craft is reflected in their flawless performances and continued artistic growth.
In conclusion, Il Volo is much more than just a musical group; they are ambassadors of Italian music in the world. They bring with them the essence of the Italian musical tradition combined with a fresh reinterpretation.
Their unique vocal harmony and passionate performances make them a remarkable group. They are able to connect emotionally with listeners. Il Volo remains a shining example of talent, passion and dedication to the musical craft, and their impact on music history will continue to be felt for a long time to come.
Really beautiful words, Laura / Cinzia, you have expressed in an excellent way, what each of us thinks, congratulations.
And now let’s take stock of the boys’ holidays, with some photos.
I start from Gianluca, still in Abruzzo:

Piero in excellent and festive company.

IGNAZIO while test driving a Ferrari in a simulator in Marsala.

Ignazio on his motorcycle with a friend of his.

In recent days, a great singer, Toto Cutugno, has passed away here in Italy.
He was a well-known songwriter and his beautiful songs were also very successful in Eastern Europe and Russia.
In 2014 during one of his concerts in Russia, he wanted Il Volo as guests, together they sang his beautiful song LOVE IS TO LOVE THE LOVE. (AMORE E’ AMARE L’AMORE).
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca held Toto in high esteem and he had a lot of affection for them! 

TOTO= Gianluca, Piero …
IGNAZIO= ….and Ignazio.
TOTO= So, (he points to Gianluca) 19 years old, (he points to Ignazio) 19 years old, (he points to Piero), he’s the oldest in the group, 20 years old.
They gave me this satisfaction of singing this song of mine, and then, after this song I leave them alone, because they will let you listen to their successes in America, South America, Italy, France and Germany.
This song I wrote is called: Love is to love the love (he turns to the Russian translator) translate it well, LOVE IS TO  LOVE THE LOVE.
Toto and Il Volo!!

….. and this is the image posted in the Instagram stories by Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.
Really sad news about the passing of Toto Cutugno.
I really hope that his beautiful song will be performed during the Milan concerts as a tribute to a great singer!
And what about Laura/Cinzia’s article, really wonderful words, isn’t it?
The holidays for our favorites are coming to an end, soon, very soon we will see them again in concert.
Daniela 🤗


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.



25 thoughts on “THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF IL VOLO by Daniela”

  1. Daniela, Thank you for including that video of them with Toto Cotugno, which I really love. He said something about Gianluca that embarrassed all of them. I always wondered what it was.

    1. Gail, which video are you referring to? Not what I published, because I translated all their speech

  2. Thanks again Pat and Daniela. Such wonderful praise for Il Volo and all true! The most incredible part is that they started as children and they became more and more successful even as they got older because, as she said, of their talent and dedication to the craft. Often child prodigies disappear or for one reason or another is not able to have lasting success even if they are talented, because they haven’t the values, or wisdom, or perseverance as Il Volo does. Il Volo deserves every bit of success because they earned it – it was not just given.

    Thank-you for including some of their vacation photos. So nice to see them having such a nice time with friends!

    1. Amy, and this is precisely the most difficult part, because being successful is easier, maintaining it and progressing is much more difficult, but Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca are succeeding well in this.

  3. Thank you Daniela, what a treat! It’s always really nice to see our own sentiments echoed by someone else. Loved the photos of them at play on very well deserved vacations. It’s always sad when an artist passes on but he left the guys with some beautiful songs as a gift.
    Well done🤗🥰☮️🩵, blessings, Carol

    1. Yes, Carol, Laura/Cinzia’s words are really very beautiful.
      Yes, Toto has left many beautiful songs, but even for him, the path here in Italy has not been easy, hindered by the judges and the press. Always great respect between Il Volo and Toto Cutugno.

  4. Thank you Daniela. Laura said it all. She described them perfectly. I’m glad to see they are having a good time and getting some rest and relaxation.

    1. Yes Cathy, Laura knows the path of Il Volo very well, she wrote true things with much appreciated words.

  5. So beautiful, Daniela! Toto looked overcome with the knowledge that he was passing the baton on to very deserving and capable young Italian men. Such glorious voices they had at 19 and 20 years old which have only been enriched over the last ten years.

    Thank you and Patti for this posting, along with the very true article by Cinzia. Hugs, Dol.

    1. Dolores, Toto was definitely overwhelmed by the talent of our guys, he was incredibly proud of them.

  6. Thank you Danielle for the beautiful translation, and for the rest of the photos and information.

  7. Thank you for translating the articles about Il Volo from different sources.They’re interesting to read and they seem to be getting more and more positive in tone, or is that my wishful thinking. Thanks for keeping us posted!

    1. Majia, we know the value of beloved monsters, both as singers and as people, but when we read that someone else notices this, we are extremely happy and proud.

  8. In my rush to get thoughts about their singing down, i missed mentioning them having a well and long-deserved vacation in preparation for the upcoming concerts. They look rested and happy, even Igna with his Ferrari simulator! Dol.

  9. Daniela, I just downloaded the English translation of Toto’s wonderful song, which our Il Volo sang here.

    The words are so inspiring I would suggest each and every one of our Il Volo fan group get the translation, too. Not only is the music enough to bring tears to your eyes, but the words are definitely something else. Dol.

    1. Dolores, you’re absolutely right, the words of that song are beautiful, I didn’t think to put the translation. When I hear that song I am moved.

  10. So looking forward to the next concerts. Yes the lads do look rested and it is well deserved. But…. Any word of them coming again to Australia or NewZealand? I know it’s a long way to come but we did appreciate it so much the last time.

  11. Yocelyn, the concerts in Milan are very close, just a few days. Of the concerts for Australia or New Zealand, still no news, we will keep you informed.

  12. Thank you Pat and Daniela for the photos and article by Laura. It was a very good description of Il Volo and why they have been so successful. So sorry to hear of the passing of Toto Cotugno. I remember seeing that video of him and found it very moving and seeing how he looked and felt listening to Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca. It is a beautiful song. God bless him.

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