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TOGETHER AGAIN by Daniela

And finally, after four months the moment has arrived. The occasion was the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Milan.

IL VOLO, as guests, sang together again. Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca sang the beautiful, sweet Italian songs.

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In times of pandemic, the parade was held outdoors, on the “university campus” in Milan. Few people admitted, unfortunately.

A men’s fashion show, many models  ……….. but how beautiful our boys were, elegant, in blue suits, but with a touch of sportiness in the white sneakers.

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They are in excellent shape, beautiful and with perfect voices and finally together again.

They started by singing “Torna a  Sorrento”.

I want to remind you, that the D&G fashion show is inspired by the colors and geometries of the Amalfi coast, which find their uniqueness also in the architecture of the beautiful Parco dei Principi Hotel in Sorrento.

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The parade has started and while the models paraded with the D&G creations, Il Volo accompanied with:

Grande Amore

O Sole Mio

Un Amore così Grande

‘O surdato ‘nnammurato

Nel blu dipinto di blu – Volare

 

Here is the video of the parade. 😁😁😁

Really a mini concert.

As good as ever and perhaps even more, because the voices, rested from the long run, were magnificent and Ignazio performed all the high notes at the end! ️🎶

Congratulations guys, it is a great pleasure to see you again and hear your voices together!

While Il Volo sang Volare, Dolce & Gabbana entered, wearing masks, they went on stage where the boys were singing.

There was a short speech from Alberto Mantovani, head of immunology at Humanitas University.

In the end Dolce and Gabbana thanked Il Volo and everyone present.

The event was also published in newspapers, including the New York Times.

A very nice article of the show was published online by The Impression.

The Impression article – Click Here

The Italian RAI 2 news broadcast a short video of the show parade. and in the comments they said that all the participants, including the guys from Il Volo, gave up their fees by evolving them for research.

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And here are the guys in the backstage of the parade, together with the people who work so that everything goes well !!

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But that’s not all, there is other good news!

Yesterday it was announced that Saturday 18 July, at the Ancient Theater of Taormina, Dolce & Gabbana will present the film by Giuseppe Tornatore: DEVOTION, with Monica Bellucci and with music by Ennio Morricone.

At the end of the film, there will be a Il Volo performance to close the evening.

Of course in pandemic times, very few places are available due to the distance, but all this means that we are starting again, that things are improving.

Here is the announcement of the event.

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How much good news, finally a wave of positivity! 

These are small steps towards the recovery of normalcy. Here everything has started and now everything is normalizing, this time will come to you too, you have to wait and not be in a hurry.

But what about our beloved Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero ?? What a thrill to see them again and hear their splendid voices.

Thanks guys, indirectly you have donated a mini-concert to us too. Thanks also to D&G who allowed all this. 

See you on Saturday…….

Taormina, a dream, how many of you would like to be there?? 😊😍

Daniela

Photos before the show.D&G 07

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Credit to owners of all photos and video.

TIME OF PANDEMIC by Daniela

It is late July.

We assess the situation.

Three months have passed since Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, due to the pandemic, unfortunately had to stop their beautiful concert tour in the US.

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ACCORDING TO OUR LATEST PRESS RELEASE IL VOLO FORCED TO CANCEL FINAL CONCERTS OF 2020 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DUE TO THE COVID-19 GLOBAL PANDEMIC

 

On their return to Italy, they found a great change. Empty airports, empty cities, quarantine imposed on the whole nation, to avoid further spread of virus infection.

The boys themselves were unable to embrace their loved ones, but to stay in quarantine to guarantee their relatives that they had no active contagion.

In this period, where contacts were only online, the boys have been very active, and have accustomed us to a presence in programs, directly from their homes. 

It was pleasant for us to be able to hear and see them in the intimacy of their personal places.

 

 

Il Volo joined fundraisers for many charity works.

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Many television programs have re-transmitted old concerts, and broadcasts, which we have reviewed with great pleasure.

 

 

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The concerts scheduled for this summer in Europe and Italy have unfortunately been moved to next year.

It is still too early here for the concerts, even the cinemas have not yet reopened, but we hope that the November concerts in Milan, Rome and Turin will be maintained. 

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The quarantine period is also over and we were able to see the first outings of Gian, Piero and Ignazio’s house, wearing the obligatory masks.

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Now things have improved here and in some regions, especially in the south, masks are no longer mandatory, but use is required for places such as shops or during outdoor gatherings, where, however, distance is always a must .

It’s summer, it’s very hot, and it’s really difficult to keep your distance and wear masks, but we have to do it, to guarantee ourselves and others.

Ignazio Piero and Gianluca, now, are much more difficult to be found, they are less present on social networks, they have resumed their normal post-quarantine life.

Gianluca met his twin friends. 😁Pandemic 07

Piero has turned 27. AUGURI!! ❤️Pandemic 08

Ignazio dedicates himself to new interests with Floki Production and Nico Arezzo.😉Pandemic 09

In the last few days, a film music great Ennio Morricone has passed away. Il Volo remembered Morricone, who was a great composer of film music, with this video and this beautiful dedication.

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Music today has suffered a great loss.
Thanks for everything, Master.

In last few days, our boys met after three months, on the occasion of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show.

I would say that Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca are really in excellent shape.

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What about the fantastic presentation video of the Dolce & Gabbana collection?

Beautiful clothes, beautiful environment and fantastic music !!

Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca said during the forced quarantine that they were working on various projects and that they were in constant contact with each other to develop beautiful ideas.

We really hope that all this time and all the concerts postponed, will bring us beautiful and interesting things for the future of Il Volo.

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So things here in Italy seem to improve, but every day we receive truly alarming news of the contagion in the US.

We understand very well what you are all going through and we are close to you.

In the US the numbers are terrible, how many dead, how many infected, certainly everything is relative as regards the numbers, but they are really thousands of lives and we still don’t know how to stop this devious pandemic.

Time will pass, before we can breathe a sigh of relief, time will pass, before returning to talk only about good concerts.

But that time will come!!!

Tell me how you are going through this period.

Hugs to all: Daniela 🤗

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

LISTENING REACTIONS by Daniela

In these days, many fan pages have published a video with the reactions of those who listen to the songs of Il Volo.

I have already made a post with this type of video, but I have done a search and I have seen that many other videos have been made and they are really very instructive, yes, because it is nice to see the reactions, in particular of the faces, of those who listen to the voices of our boys the first time. 😊 

Let’s start with the reaction to listening to GRANDE AMORE (Eurovision).

 

And now, the reaction to listening another beautiful song: EL TRISTE.

 

Let’s continue with MUSICA CHE RESTA.

And finally, this nice video.

It is truly surprising to see the enthusiasm of those who listen to the beautiful voices of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca.

Everyone particularly appreciates collective harmonies, because when their voices come together, they take us to fantastic places of ideal beauty.

In a world where, unfortunately, there are also many bad things, fly with your imagination where only Il Volo can take you.  ✈ 🌟 ❤️

Daniela 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

IL VOLO and FIAT 500 by Daniela

Lately we have seen several photos with Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca in the famous Italian micro car the beautiful FIAT 500.

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But let’s do a little history.

In July 1957 the FIAT (Italian Automobile Factory Turin) presented the 500, a very small utility vehicle with a two-cylinder engine and a maximum speed of 85 kilometers per hour.

The new car featured rounded lines, a 479 cc engine with 13 horsepower, a length of 2.97 meters, a sunroof in waterproof fabric, two front seats and a small bench behind. The price was 490,000 lire equal to approximately 13 salaries of an Italian worker of those times.

Over 4 million specimens were sold. It was the first car for hundreds of thousands of motorists. Of course, there was no shortage of special and sporty versions.

The production of this car ended in 1975.

At that time, the 500 car, for the Italians, represented having reached full autonomy, it was the dream after the house.

For this reason, even today, it is completely “venerated”, looked at with respect, remembered with affection by everyone, very small, but of great value, so much so that in recent years a larger version has come out that respects its forms .

These are the reasons why the 500 it is often used in images, because however it was a “status symbol” that made the history of Italy.

And here is why it is a pride to take a photo with the 500, because it expresses the “made in Italy”, as well as IL VOLO……. two Italian prides.

This is the reason why Piero, to sponsor the tour of his beautiful NARO, has chosen to be immortalized aboard a 500, which is also very suitable for traveling the narrow streets of Naro.

And here, Piero and his friend Dario, in front of Chiaramonte Castle of Naro, wants everyone to return to beautiful Sicily soon.

Reposted from @soulsicilytravel – After this sad period, we can restart visiting our lovely Sicily. We hope to see you soon!! ❤️ ☀️  

Here’s Piero driving the 500.

It is really a very small car, at that time it seemed completely normal, but to look at it now it is really very, very small.

Instead in this advertising spot, IL VOLO presents the new version of the 500. The shapes are the same, but certainly wider.

This was a commercial made to sensitize young people, so that they do not drive with the stereo at high volume (as often happens), because it could divert attention. To demonstrate this Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca take turns in the parking lots, with the other two singing loudly and the results are evident !!

To hear the unmuted version of this video, please – Click Here

Piero exults! The parking lot race is won by him!

I = (towards Gian who is disappointed) But why, did you think you had won?

G = No …… but …..

I = To you, the car has turned off 500 times.

G = But why are you going against me, celebrate for him (Piero)

I = Why he (Piero) is to be ignored!

P = I greet the small car (and he kisses the car).
Thanks Mom.

I = And anyway there’s something rigged here, and it’s not good (he jokes because he wanted to win the race).

G = I am the best!


Even at the announcement of the concerts for the ten-year career, Il Volo made a video with the 500.

Gianluca says: “For us it is a year of great celebrations, we are celebrating our 10 year career. We try to bear the name of Italy, with our music and our voices, as does the 500, it bears the name of the Italy in the world.”


I want to finish this post with a really funny video that gives a very important message and of course, it was made with the use of the little 500.

I will summarize the meaning.

We are in a Sicilian country, immediately after the end of the Covid pandemic.

Finally you can go out of the home, with the protections (masks). But resuming the normal course of life is not easy, (here represented by the car that cannot start), there is difficulty, people have not worked, there is no money.

So the sense is that if we all give help (people who help push the car), with difficulty, but the road (even that of life) is traveled.

In addition, the video enhances the beauty of the Sicilian land and what it offers, the song says to help and buy Sicilian products …. “instead of emigrating, we hoe our wheat, because the bread is bitter, if it is not Sicilian” ….. bitter bread is understood that if you are abroad you eat bitter bread, because you think of your distant land.

Really nice video and with a very important message, in which the 500 car did its important part !!

One last thought.

When I met my husband, he had a Fiat 500 car.
Good memories …. many years ago !!

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

“My Addiction” from Sheryl Anderson…

Ciao a tutti!  

A few days ago we received a nice little email from Sheryl Anderson, sharing her “addiction” with us…. I thought I’d share it with you, with her permission….

Dear Kelly, Pat, Daniela, Jana, Jo Ann,

I just wanted to express my appreciation for all your website efforts to promote IL VOLO. I am in St. Augustine, FL, USA (oldest city in US). Since January, I have become “addicted” to watching their concerts, interviews, etc. With the Pandemic keeping me at home, they are the “light” of each day. If there is any way that you could get a message to them, please do.

My first overseas journey was to the northern part of Italy in May, 2019.

I simply fell in love with Italian history and values. These three young men do such a good job of representing everything Italian–from their self-assured “humbleness”, to their Italian good looks, to the Catholic religion, landscapes, small cars, and not least, the closeness to their families. For me, my brain chemistry is affected by watching the “best possible” for human connection.

I know they must have relationship challenges at times, but they have the foundation of trust in self and trust in the other….Indeed, they are a blessing to me and to the world and I look forward to following their career.

Warm regards,

Sheryl Anderson


Thank you, Sheryl, for your warm thoughts and thanks, it is much appreciated!  We keep this site going for you, ours, and Il Volo’s fans.  I always say though, we couldn’t have this site without you fans and all of your wonderful comments, etc.!

I did have to tell her we do not have any direct contact with the guys, but we are told a few of their friends and relatives read this site, so maybe word will be passed along… 🙂

The guys, as well as their extended friends and family, like Alessandro, Giampiero, Eleonora with her beautiful Instagram posts, and Fabio; are certainly doing their best to keep their fans entertained and as happy as possible during this pandemic nightmare.  We all hope it will be contained soon, not sure if it will ever be truly over… but I know many of the US fans, myself included, are awaiting the green light to fly back to Italy again… 🙂

Ciao – Jana