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PROMOTION OF NEW CD by Daniela

The tour de force for the promotion of the new CD continues at an incessant pace. 

Here are the images and video of the Rome instore Saturday, November 9th.

The arrival of Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca.

 

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Fantastic, and among all the fans, we recognize our delicious Xinjie.😘

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A nice event in Rome, but not everything ends here, Sunday Il Volo was expected in Milan for the Mini Live, and how can they arrive from Rome? (these guys so haughty, like some press has sometimes described them?)

But by train !!

But someone waited for them at the station to give them a small video to be broadcast live on the TV program DOMENICA VENTURA.

Here they are. And while they are being interviewed, near Piero, in the station, he passes the video of the advertising of the concert in Matera, what a beautiful coincidence. 

Nothing new is said in the interview. The man to whom Gianluca compliments, is a well-known Italian footballer Paolo Rossi.

And now radio promotions are starting.
The first is Radio 102.5.
Nothing important is said, but the boys are always kind and nice.

In this photo the boys are in the company of ZAC, one of the 102.5 radio speakers.

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Nice mini video made with the 102.5 radio speakers.

But there is another radio waiting for the Radio Zeta interview.

Very nice interview, activate the subtitles because the translation seemed excellent to me.

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But now here they are at Radio Italia for another interview.

Another nice interview with Radio Italia, nothing new is said, the stages of 10 years are retraced and Manola asks what their favorite song is and they say that the most representative is “Grande Amore”.

They talk about bel canto, and that they are ambassadors of Italy in the world, then about the new CD and the next tour in Canada-US, and then of  the mini live event in Milan and the extraordinary presence of the people.

Manola asks how they manage to divide the parts of a song and they reply that there is no real division, only the verse is sung, which of the three can make it better, without any jealousy.

Piero says that they speak little of their beginnings, because as children, they were catapulted into an environment full of famous people in America and they didn’t realize this and when they tell it to others, they seem to say it to brag and the people does not believe that  are truth, but there are photos to testify.

Then, Ignazio imitates Gianluca who does something special with his ear and then says he is a nuisance.

Piero talks about the two Italian dates and the 2020 tour.

Manola asks what kind of music they listen to and they answer a little of everything, because music is always beautiful and tastes must be respected.

Final greetings.

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And here is another great news, on the EUROFANATICOS Facebook page, they did a long poll with a vote, to understand what was the most beautiful Eurovision song of the last 10 years and ……. Won IL VOLO, with “GRANDE AMORE”, all the finals where IL Volo was, were won hands down, and the grand final was won with 2600 votes, against 929 of the second classified.

CONGRATULATIONS BOYS !!! 😘😘😘

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Mamma mia, these guys never stop, this is only the first part of the promotion, we will still have to follow:

~ Instore Bologna

~ Interview in Roxy bar with Red Ronnie (he said he has already taken away the juke box for Ignazio)

~ Instore Caserta

~ Concert on live TV in Matera

~ Live concert of Radio Italia (of which I will attend the recording as a public)

See you very soon.

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

INSTORE : MILANO MINI LIVE by Daniela

Sunday 10 November, an instore, this time Milan, with a mini-live from the Mondadori balcony, overlooking Piazza del Duomo.

The whole week there was bad weather, rain and cold, but on Sunday a sun 🌞 and a blue sky welcomed our boys!

In this video, the boys say that they have just arrived in Milan and are waiting for the fans in Piazza Duomo.

And here they are, from the balcony where they performed, happy to show their NEW CD with a sea of people behind them in one of the most beautiful Italian squares.

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Yes, among that multitude of people, I am there too, with my husband. We are there, impossible to recognize ourselves.

What a thrill, we arrived by train in Milan and, going up the underground staircase, and going out in front of the Duomo, white and magnificent that raises its spires in a precious blue sky …… priceless.

As soon as we arrived in square, here they are, Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca, who face the balcony of the library, located in a beautiful old building, right next to the Duomo.

The square is full of people, not everyone is a fan. A lot of people are walking around Milan, but they stop to listen, and we are all with our noses up, listening to these beautiful voices, the arms at the top holding cell phones, intent on recording this beautiful event. Nobody moves, everyone looks up, wonderful.

The event was very beautiful, the boys sang four songs and exactly:
IL MONDO
MUSICA CHE RESTA
A CHI MI DICE
GRANDE AMORE

and the square responded with so much warmth.

An incredible emotion, seeing them and hearing them sing from that balcony, with the Duomo a stone’s throw from us.

Fantastic!!!

And here is the video I recorded, I missed the beginning, but then I recorded the whole moment for you, without interruption. Good vision to you……enjoy! 😘

After “IL MONDO”, the boys say goodbye and Piero says they are here because their new album celebrating their 10-year career was released the other day and this is their way of thanking them for their support.

Gianluca thanks everyone for being here.

Ignazio says that this year they were in Sanremo and presented a song that he likes very much, “MUSICA CHE RESTA”(fans acclaim Ignazio)

Immediately thereafter follows “A CHI MI DICE”.

After the song, Gianluca says they want to remember one of the most exciting moments of their career, when they won the Sanremo festival in 2015.

Piero adds that it’s their way to greet everyone.

Gianluca adds that with this song they want to transmit all their “GRANDE AMORE”  to us.

Here are the few photos I took:

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Here I am, happy and proud, with my new CD, in my hands. ❤️

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Unfortunately I couldn’t get the CD signed. 😢

The day was beautiful, but when the sun went down, it started to get very cold. I was at the end of the long line, I was frozen, it was dark and there was still more than an hour waiting in the cold, and unfortunately also the train ride to return home. So, happy for the unexpected day (I wasn’t sure I could go to Milan), I returned home. 

 And here, below, other photos of the event in Piazza Duomo. 

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Very nice video from Radio Subasio.

 

This is also from Leggo.it.

The speaker asks the guys what they felt.

Piero replies that it is a great emotion to see all those people there for them, for an artist it is the greatest joy, looking out at a balcony and seeing all those people. Il Volo loves these people so much, and people love them. ❤️

Ignazio says that today they understood, what the Pope feels.😁

Gianluca says that for them it is like a birthday, 10 years of career, a great goal, and there will be other years of friendship, music and loyalty.😘

The speaker asks what was the most beautiful emotion of these 10 years and Piero replies, the honor when they sang in front of Pope Francis, a memory that they will carry with them for their whole life.

Final greetings.

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There are no words to describe the excitement of that square full of people and to hear Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca raise their beautiful voices up, up, even higher.

But there are still so many events awaiting us.

Thanks guys, it’s always possible to be with you.

Daniela 

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The boys, seeing this photo, said: 10 years of instores, the first photo is the first year, where there would have only been a dozen people and the second photo is today.  ❤️  😄

MORE photos and videos of the event:

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

VERISSIMO 9 November by Daniela

Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca are promoting their new CD, and these days they have many appointments with radio, TV and instore. One of the most popular appointments is certainly Verissimo, where they are expected by Silvia Toffanin.

In short, I translate what was said:

After the first pleasant and playful pleasantries, Silvia says that they have just arrived from overseas. Piero confirms that they have just returned from a tour in South America, where they have had great satisfaction and great emotions and says that they celebrate 10 years with a tour of 100 concerts.

Silvia says that, to celebrate these 10 years, she has prepared a video dedicated to them, where she will tell who they are and what they are in the world.

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(I literally translate Silvia’s words that accompany the images in the video.)

Dear Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, here we are.

Even if you’re young guys, you’re ready to celebrate an unprecedented career.
10 years of music and songs that warm the heart. It was 2009, when we were struck for the first time by your incredible voices.

10 years of career, of music, but above all of friendship and fidelity, in which you have become brothers, and it is precisely on this your indissoluble bond that you have built everything.

Those who have always followed you, know that this year you have marked a new goal in South America, where the Latin rhythm meets all the power of singing. Puerto Rico, San Salvador, Buenos Aires, San Paolo, Rio, you have enriched with magic their eyes, the views of those lands so far away, entering into the daily life of gestures, smiles and the eyes of those who have run to listen to you.

As in your last Latin stop in Santiago de Chile, or as when you sang for Pope Francis, in Panama.

Piero: there were 450,000 young people, there was a great silence.
Gianluca: a deafening silence

You have grown quickly, but thanks to the values that your origins have taught you, you have found the true strength, the ability to return where it all started, because for those who count, you are always and only: Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero.

Your life for 10 years is made of journeys that continue. Next year you will be back on tour between the United States and North America, passing once again to the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York.

But the most beautiful thing is that in all these years, each of you has remained himself.

This is the power of dreams, to get anywhere, without ever feeling truly arrived.

Let me tell you, dear Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero, you are an Italian pride.

With love: Silvia.

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The boys, moved, embrace Silvia (who is confirmed as a true Volover). Ignazio, jokes, pretending to cry. 😁😁😁

Gianluca states that Ignazio is the craziest of the three and Silvia responds ironically, that she didn’t understand it!

Gianluca says that without Ignazio, it would be a deadly bore, instead Piero jokingly says that are 10 years of endurance.

Silvia says they do everything together, travel together, eat together and Piero specifies ….. separate rooms. Piero confirms that they eat the same things and are intolerant to the same foods, then he says that they go to the gym and train together.

Gianluca says that they are profoundly different, but over the years the relationship has been strengthened.

Silvia asks if they fight and they say yes and Ignazio says that Piero and Gian are lower (shorter) because he hits them on the head. 😁

Piero says they argue but they don’t fight. Gian says that now they know what the things that annoy each other, and they avoid them.

Ignazio says that Gianluca is spiteful, while Piero is stubborn and wants to impose his ideas.

Then they talk about the physical aspect and say that Ignazio is happy with his newfound physical form and he says he is happy because he wants to show to those who have a physique like his, softer, which can get a slimmer shape.

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Now Silvia faces the topic “girlfriends” and immediately tells Ignazio, whom she has read in some interviews, that he is looking for his girlfriend.

Ignazio replies that he is indeed for the family, and when he meets the right person he will be happy. Silvia asks him about his last girlfriend and he replies that he was very much in love, but then, as often happens, everything is over.

Silvia says it’s difficult for artists like them, always on tour to have a bond, Ignazio replies that it’s not easy, but it’s nice to leave and know that there is a person at home waiting for you. ❤️

Silvia asks if it is true that Ignazio also knows how to cook well and Piero replies that he does not like knowing what a dish is made of, but Ignazio must always explain it to him.

Then Piero says that he and Ignazio both live in Bologna and Ignazio, every now and then he sends him some ready-made food, just like a grandmother!!

Then Silvia asks if it’s true that they eat pasta before concerts and they confirm it, but three hours earlier.

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Now Silvia, remembers Gianluca that last time he told him that he had a girlfriend and he confirms it and says that the girl becomes part of the family and she expects him, even if he stays out for months. Silvia asks for the name of the lucky one and Gianluca answers Francesca.❤️

Gianluca then, says that, they have learned to be selective with friendships and he says that boys of their age often confuse friendship with habit.

Silvia asks if the boys sleep close together and Piero says they have separate rooms well away from him, because Piero likes to sing when he takes a bath or a shower, so Gian and Ignazio want rooms far away from Piero.

Silvia takes a guitar and gives it to Ignazio, followed by a short performance of “Musica Che Resta”.

After playing the song, Silvia says she had goose bumps.

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Silvia says she saw gestures of affection between them, so she asks if they really love each other. Gianluca confirms that they are like a big family, living their lives on two tracks, occasionally jumping on one or the other.

Speaking also of their daily life and studies. Piero confirms that he recently graduated, Gianluca admits to having only the first two years of gymnasium (classical high school).

Then Silvia shows a video where the guys play sports.

(Ignazio says to Silvia …. “You show us, what we do in our spare time.” 😁)

All three are very sporty.

Ignazio says that before the concert he goes to the gym, because he already arrives with a warm voice.

Silvia asks Piero if he has a girlfriend. He replies no and that he is well and that he sings better with fewer thoughts.

Silvia asks for a piece of “Grande Amore” to be performed.

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Gianluca recalls that they have confirmed two new dates for Italy, Verona 30 August and Taormina 4 September for 2020. He says that they like to bring the beauty of Italy to their DVDs, in fact the last concert was done in the beautiful Matera . They confirm that their latest CD, IL VOLO The Best of 10 Years, was released all over the world on November 8th. Piero states that the Matera concert will be broadcast on Italian TV on Channel 5 on November 19th.

Silvia shows a video with a preview of the concert in Matera.

At this point, Silvia confirms the very important things, says that what is striking about the three of them, is that they are very different from their peers, who sometimes sing vulgarities, but they are very careful, good guys, guys of other times.

Piero says that they do not sing an ancient genre, but a classical genre, which never sets. It is the music that is part of the Italian cultural heritage, known to all, and they are only trying not to let it be forgotten and bring it to their peers.

Silvia confirms that they are really exemplary guys.

Ignatius says that they always try to give good examples.

They make the lives of three normal, regular, simple boys who convey love for what they do, and have gratitude for those who followed them from the beginning.

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At this point Silvia proposes a very nice thing, the boys have to perform all the 19 songs on their CD in a minute.

Beautiful and nice demonstration that the boys perform very well, without however performing the “Nessun Dorma”.

Silvia says that they are music that remains!

There are the final greetings.

Ignazio thanks all those who in 10 years have always accompanied them, starting with Torpedine, Sony Music, thanks to Silvia who manages to transmit an artist for what it is and above all thanks to their fans who always support them and always make them feel the their affection.

Silvia thanks them, as they are and says her program is their home, to travel the world, but remember that the doors of her show are always open for them.

Kisses and final hugs.

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What to say, it was a wonderful interview!

Silvia does not hide her genuine admiration for our boys and they are completely at ease and offer themselves to the people for what they are, beautiful, nice and cheerful.

Thanks for this nice interview.

Very soon,
Daniela

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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

DATES OF THE U.S. TOUR by Daniela

I was absent from reading Facebook for a day, but your voices of amazement and happiness reached me.

IT IS TRUE, THE DATES OF THE U.S. TOUR FINALLY ARE PUBLIC!

You will certainly have read them everywhere, and thanks to Victoria and Jay who have reported them in the comments, and here they are, the famous dates (with a few additions):

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28 January 2020: Sony Center for the Performing Arts (which will soon be Meridian Hall) – Toronto, Canada

30 January 2020: Place Bell – Laval, Canada

1 February 2020: Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resorts Casino – Mashantucket, CT

3 February 2020: Boch Center Wang Theater – Boston, MA

6 February 2020: Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY

8 February 2020: Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa – Atlantic City, NJ

9 February 2020: MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino – Washington DC (Oxon Hill), MD

11 February 2020: Wind Creek Event Center – Bethlehem, PA

13 February 2020: Fox Theater Detroit – Detroit, MI

15 February 2020: Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL

17 February 2020: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center – Atlanta, GA

20 February 2020: Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center – Orlando, FL

22 February 2020: BB&T Center – Ft. Lauderdale (Sunrise), FL

24 February 2020: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts – Tampa, FL

27 February 2020: Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House – Dallas, TX

1 March 2020: Ikeda Theater in the Mesa Arts Center – Mesa, AZ

3 March 2020: Copley Symphony Hall – San Diego, CA

5 March 2020: Microsoft Theater – Los Angeles, CA

7 March 2020: Fantasy Springs – Indio, CA

9 March 2020: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts – San Jose, CA

11 March 2020: Marin Center – San Rafael, CA

13 March 2020: Saroyan Theater – Fresno, CA

15 March 2020: The Pearl Theater at Palms Resort Casino – Las Vegas, NV

How wonderful, how many dates, and certainly others will be added. If you want, go wild in the comments, with your first impressions!

Loretta, you got it right, the first date is TORONTO, are you happy? 😄

But this was not the only good news of the last few days.

The 10-year CD will be released. Pre-order is already possible.

 

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I’d like to read your comments, for better or for worse, both on concert dates and on the release of this new CD.

Meanwhile, for me, and for many of you, Verona is approaching and the emotion is skyrocketing. 🚀

Daniela

 

Credit to owners of the photos and video.

Il Giorno Milano Interview by Cynthia

Cynthia, from the Philippines, has been kind enough to translate the boys’ interview with Radio Subasio. They had the interview on Friday shortly before the signature party event.  THANK YOU, CYNTHIA!! 😘

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Il Volo with the editorial staff of Il Giorno: “Our tricolor song, our signature” / PHOTO

The Italian trio has conquered the international audiences and has sold millions of copies!

by ANDREA SPINELLI

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The trio in the editorial office.

Milan, 23 February 2019 – Three unpublished works and eight covers poised between “La voce del silenzio” and “People”, “Be My Love” and “Arrivederci Roma”. In stores since yesterday, the new album MUSICA marks the limit between yesterday’s Il Volo and tomorrow’s. Between what was and what promises to be the new tour at the start on June 22 from Palmanova, after a new concert tour in Japan and a double event in Matera taken by the American PBS. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble spoke about it yesterday in the editorial office of the Day, starting, naturally, from the Sanremo rentrée of “Musica che resta”.

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Four years ago, the Festival was a discovery. And this time?

Barone: In 2015 Sanremo offered us the opportunity to let everyone know what we did. It went very well and so, this year, to celebrate our first ten years of career we could not go back on the stage of the Ariston.

You did it in the race while in 2018 you were back on the Riviera as guests.

Barone: We had an important anniversary and a new project to be shared with the public, so it seemed right to do it in the race.

Boschetto: The real winner of the Festival is not so much who arrives first, but the success of the project brought to that stage.

Ginoble: Switching from guests to competitors does not mean taking a step backwards. The belief in the goodness of our new job did not make us feel the spirit of competition. We are very satisfied with the third place because it means that, four years after “Grande Amore”, the public is still there to follow and love our music.

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The album was released yesterday.

Ginoble: We are at work on a record entirely unpublished, but MUSICA is already a good step forward compared to those of the past, because for the first time we decided everything ourselves. Since we have completely different voices and musical tastes, everyone has vented as he thought.

You will also engrave a version in Spanish. Bet at the Latin Grammy?

Barone: We smelled the Latin Grammy in 2011, thanks to two nominations. We have not won it, but whoever stops dreaming stops living. So we continue to pursue our dreams.

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Among the authors of “Musica che resta” there is Gianna Nannini. Who called it?

Ginoble: Me. And she accepted immediately. I also told her that in the album we would have reinterpreted her “Meravigliosa creatura” and she said she was very happy.

Barone: Gianna has an explosive personality. With her, friendship was born two years ago behind the scenes of a TV show and from the beginning there was a great feeling.

Also the other unpublished will make people talk.

Ginoble: Well, there is “Vicinissimo” written by Davide Petrella and Dario Faini, the producer of Moneyby Mahmood. While “Until it’s good” Tony Maiello wrote it and it’s a pop song in all respects.

Boschetto: Last year we sang just to prepare for two years of touring all over the world. We have also created a “commemorative stamp” that will appear on products related to us.

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IL VOLO with the editorial staff of Il Giorno.

What does it mean for you to come back on tour?

Ginoble: MUSICA presents an IL VOLO different from the past, with more contemporary sounds and slightly less voices. So, ours will be a concert under the banner of beautiful singing, because that is our signature, but with different sounds, which are also approaching a slightly younger audience. We are maturing and we are trying to renew ourselves project after project.

Boschetto: The first tour will be summer, in the open spaces, then the we will arrive in the concert halls.

Ten years of career impose the first budgets. Is there a particular exhibit that has remained there?

Barone: For an artist, every concert represents a story to be lived and told. But to us who are Italians and love to sing in Italy, the Arena di Verona transmits a unique tension and vibration. We’ll be back on September 24th and we’re happy: like this, or like that of Ariston, you never get used to it.

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At this moment there is much talk of the proposal to play an Italian song on the radio every three. What do you think?

Ginoble: In my opinion, regardless of the origin, on the radio they should play beautiful songs.

Barone: I, on the other hand, agree with the proposal; because there are many quality Italian artists who deserve to be valued.

Ever thought of the musical?

Barone: Not yet. Meanwhile, however, we sang “D’Artagnan” with Cristina D’Avena.

Boschetto: A few years ago we recorded the soundtrack of a Mexican film: “Luna Nascosta”. But in the drawer we have songs that could be good for the cinema. As for the musical, I would very much like to interpret “West Side Story”.

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After the experience of four years ago, will you try to bring Eurovision home?

Barone: Of course. The Eurovision week we have the tour in Japan, but in case of victory at Sanremo we would have canceled it. Eurovision remains one of the greatest experiences of our career. I wish good luck to Mahmood and I think that all of us Italians should support him, because participating in a race is not so easy and so people’s proximity helps.

Boschetto: The Eurovision is a manifestation that binds you to the flag, to the tricolor (the Italian flag), and for this very beautiful. With a bit of controversy, however, I say that Italy (and therefore Rai – nda) should participate with the desire to win it ….

Any advice for Mahmood?

Barone: Only one – the Eurovision is not Sanremo, where those in the race are almost all friends but a place where you have to get on that stage convinced that there is nobody better than you.

In the MUSICA booklet the last thanks is for Pope Francis.

Ginoble: We met Papa Francesco in Panama ten days before the Festival and he gave us the right position to face it. At our age have an experience like the World Youth Day in which to represent, by singing to our peers is an extraordinary emotion. Doing it then a meter and a half from the Pope was an experience that leaves its mark.

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Credit to IL GIORNO MILANO for all photos and to ANDREA SPINELLI for the interview.