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Happy 26th Birthday, Piero!

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Camille Greco: Piero have a wonderful birthday 🎂♥️🎂♥️

Mònica:  Estás son las mañanitas que cantaba el Rey David hoy por ser día de Piero se las cantamos así ❤️🎁🎹🎼

Joan Guyon: Happy birthday Piero. You have given me much joy since I first knew you. From Joanie in california

sassylady1937: Happy Birthday Piero to a sweet man who sings like an angel and whom I dearly love to hear. You have an outstanding and far reaching voice and I love to hear you sing solo or with Gianluca and Ignazio. I call you “my guys” somethin about my guys song that reminds me of you three. I am old enough to be your great grandma and I love my guys just in that way. I truly pray I will see you here in America in 2020 God willing. Take care, blow out the candles and make a wish. Happy Birthday and many more. Hugs and love. Jackie ❤️

Jeanette Hicks:  Happiest of Birthday’s Piero, and may all of your fondest dreams come true!

Linda Parks:  Happy Birthday, Piero! I wish you a wonderful day, filled with family and friends and love from around the world. My Best to you…
Linda
Clarksville, Tennessee, USA

Rose Lomonte:  Happy Birthday Piero! 🎂🎈🎉🎂. Never stop singing with your God given talent, May God Bless you. May you have a wonderful Birthday filled with love and many Blessings. 🎼🎤🎹🌅🎼🎂🥂🍿

Sebrinia Davis:  Happy birthday Piero  🎂🎂🎂🎉🎉🎉. I pray you have a beautiful and blessed day .

Victoria and Jay: Happy Birthday Piero. We’ve loved you since we first heard that beautiful and powerful voice of yours. May you have the happiest of birthdays. You are a miracle to all of us.

lorelei h Thompson:  Happy birthday.

MAUREEN LONGO:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIERO. WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU, YOU WERE IN YOUR TEENS. MAY YOUR 26TH YEAR BRING YOU MUCH HAPPINESS

Mila: Happy Birthday Piero!! Wishing you Happiness, Success, lots of good friends and lots of smiles!

Jane McDowall: Wishing you a very happy birthday Piero thank you for your wonderful voice you and the boys are magic. Love and kisses. Jane. xxxx

Regina Hanna:  Happy Birthday Piero. Your voice gives joy to so many and your maturity and take charge attitude keep you 3 boys a brotherhood. Wishes for a great summer tour in Italy.

Joseph Cefalu:  Happy Birthday Piero

Carolyn:  Happy Birthday, Piero!! Have a beautiful day! My oldest granddaughter is the same day as your beautiful sister. Happy belated birthday to your very pretty sister as well!!

Linda Henderson:  A very Happy Birthday Piero!! I love your God given talent and your personality! Hope you enjoy YOUR day! Hope to see you all in 2020! Have a wonderful tour and stay safe! Much happiness yo you and yours!!🎂💙🎶😘

Irene Kumbar: Happy birthday dear Piero, you already have success, so I wish you love, happiness, blessing to end of times…
Thank you for enriching our lives with so much beauty, I ‘ m following you from your first PBS special in Detroit…. how much you had grown up, from three wonderful little shy boys to incredibly handsome young men, worldwide stars, and still so much to go for since you are so young. God bless you, and thank you,
Love from Florida
I will see you Wednesday in Rome!!!

Jane: Happy Birthday Piero! It’s all been said, but I will say it again…you are such an amazing person with talent that reaches to the stars! Thank you for filling our world with your magnificent voice and kind heart.

Leslie Kinn:  Piero, wishing you a delightful birthday. May you always find joy and beauty in life to grow your heart. 🎉🍾🎂

penina honig:  Happy Birthday Piero! I hope all your dreams come true and that I am still around to hear about your debut at La Scala! May you be blessed always.

Kay radge:  Have a fab birthday from your biggest uk fan, god bless you-kay from england

Natalia Margarita:  Querido Piero, te deseo toda la felicidad del mundo, espero que sigas siendo ese hombre tan bello de espíritu y alma. Un abrazo, te verée Octubre 5 en BajaMar México Un abrazo

Susan Medal:  Best wishes for a Happy Birthday Piero and wonderful year ahead. Your voice is not only a gift for you, but for all of us as well. Cannot wait to meet you in 2020, and will be anticipating seeing you at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York one day soon
Your puppet maker,
Susan

Kathryn Bernache:  Piero – 26 candles – Wow
Sending lots of love, hugs, kisses and
Happy Birthday wishes
Luv Ya
Julie Bernache

Gale Wall:  I WISH YOU THE HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY, HOPING YOU
HAVE A WONDERFUL 26TH ANNIVSARY OF YOUR
BIRTH. YOU HAVE A AMAZING POWER VOICE THAT
MAKES YOU SO SPECIAL. THANK YOU FOR SHARING
YOUR BEAUTIFUL TALENT WITH THE WORLD.

Elizabeth Fuentes:  Muy Feliz Cumpleaños Piero, desde Chile te envio los mejores deseos de buena salud, amor de la familia, amistades y fans por todo el mundo y, por supuesto que nos sigas cantando muchas bellas canciones, con tu maravillosa voz . Felicidades, nos vemos en Chile!!!

Rose Marie Paliobeis:  Buon Compleanno to one of my favorite young men 😘.  May you have a long, happy life. 

Sally:  Happy Birthday Piero, songbird with such a thrilling voice.
Please keep sharing your marvelous gift with your fans for many, many, many years. I, too, look forward to hearing you sing on the opera stages but I also love hearing your pop songs in harmony with Gianluca and Ignazio. Your smile, your energy, your sense of fun sends such a positive vibe to your audiences. I wish all the best in life!

Kimberley Kaul: Happy Birthday Piero. Instead of the traditional song we would sing this to you. “This day is such a special one; It’s birthday time for you. I’d really like to celebrate your happy day with you. Zip-a-dee-ay and heigh-dee-ho, here’s something I can do. I’ll sing a song that we all know. Happy Birthday to you!” Wishing you the best to come for 2019.

pitterpat0: Buon compleanno 26, Piero! To the guy with the beautiful smile 😄 and powerful voice 🎤 I wish the best birthday ever celebrating with family and friends.  🎂🎈 🎉 💝 AUGURI!   Love, Pat from Missouri 

Margaret M Ladolcetta: Happy Birthday Piero and best wishes for a lovely day with family and friends! Thank you for all the beautiful music and the joy and peace it brings to us. Looking forward to seeing you in 2020! God bless you and keep you.

Betty: Happy Birthday, Piero❣️Hope your special day is filled with much joy❣️❤️🎂Love you most of all….I’m 72 on 6/26. We almost share a Birthday….Il Volo is fantastic…love, Betty 🥰

Ineke: Congratulations on your Birthday and may there be many more.  I am the one who’s accent you recognized as being from Johannesburg and I was so surprised!!!. Have a beautiful day Piero.

Blanche Graff:  Piero, May blessings for a most Healthy Happy Birthday on filled with Joy and fun.
You and the guys have been so much part of my life’s.
Enjoy your day as it is yours only.
Love, Blanche. Graff. U S A 🎂💙😘

Donalee Dragna:  Aguriiiiiiiii! Happy Birthday, Piero! May the coming year be filled with much joy and good madness and all your favorite things! 💜

Mark: To a fine young man with a powerful and handsome voice, Happy Birthday and many more! Surrounded by family and friends.

Crystal Dawn:  Happy 26th!
I wish you birthday joy and grande Amore. I loved visiting your village of Naro prior to attending the two Matera concerts. You have a sublime voice, grounded humble character, and generous personality. May the Divine Mother protect you and guide you.
Crystal Dawn
Oregon, USA
(Prayed for you on CAMINO de Santiago pilgrimage—Dario graciously forwarded photos to you)

concetta gagliardi:  Happy Birthday Piero. Wishing you many more wonderful celebrations. Been a follower of Il Volo from your first PBS special.

Diane Hyzer:  Happy Happy Birthday to one of the greatest singers ever!! Plus…he’s very handsome too!!!

ashipman2441:  Happy Birthday, Piero and many, many returns of the day! I hope your dream of singing in an opera comes true soon. But, please, please don’t leave Il Volo. I love the three of you so very, very much. Love from Minnesota, Allene Shipman

Buon  compleanno Piero !!!
Savor every precious moment of this special year while at home and abroad. May you have a lively birthday full of love and joy.
​With warmest wishes,
Angelica Rosas
Las Vegas, NV

​Happy Birthday to you, Piero!
I wish you have a beautiful day in the company of your loved ones. Good luck in your career. Hope your wishes come true today and always.
Love,
Ines Rosas
Las Vegas, NV

Happy 26th Birthday my dear Piero. Wishing you all the best on your 10th anniversary tour with your Il Volo brothers. I look forward to seeing and hearing you in concert soon!!  America awaits you🎂🎂 Buon Compleanno🎉🎉
Annette, Rhode Island & Naples, Fl

Warmest Birthday Greetings, Dear Piero.   It is a joy to again wish you a Happy Birthday.   You bring so much joy to so many people that  you richly deserve all the blessings that come your way.   All your hard work and your pleasing personality should be rewarded.   Many Happy Returns of the Day.
Lesley Newall, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Buon compleanno Piero. Possa tu avere felicità sempre.
Jean

Caro Piero
sei un uomo così forte e determinato,
il tuo sogno è sempre stato quello di cantare un’opera intera,
non ho nessun dubbio, ci riuscirai.
In quel giorno gioirai e noi tutte gioiremo con te
perchè ti vogliamo bene e perchè tu  avrai  finalmente
raggiunto il tuo obbiettivo. 

Daniela

Piero from Daniela

Dear Piero
you are such a strong and determined man,
your dream has always been to sing a whole opera,
I have no doubt, will succeed.
On that day you will rejoice and we will all rejoice with you
because we love you and because you will finally have
reached your goal.

Daniela

Pierrrrrooooo!    Happy 26th birthday!  I hope you have a spectacularly successful and fulfilling year.  I will see you in Verona!  Birthday hugs from San Francisco, California.
Janet

 

Credit to owners of photos and to Kelly for her marvelous video!

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Happy 25th Birthday, Piero!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PIERO!!!

 

Buon compleanno!!!

Congratulations on turning a quarter of a century old. We wish you many more filled with lots of happiness.

🎂🍧🍾🥂🎉 

Ti vogliamo bene,

The Rosas family (Angelica, Ines & Miguel)

Las Vegas, NV


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Buon Compleanno, Piero.  And thank you for all the happiness you have
brought.

Jean Haines


Hi Piero.  Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!
Hope you will be able to celebrate your 25th year
with  those people dear to you.  Thanks for another year of beautiful music 🎼, and I am looking forward to next year’s tour.
Janet in San Francisco


My Dear Piero,

I wish you the happiest of Birthdays.  May God bless you and keep you in all your work, and travels.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice with the world, but especially for being an inspiration to all the young people who love opera and the bel canto.  When you make your operatic debut, no matter where it is, I will be there to cheer you on after every act.

Love and prayers from one of your Polish-American fans,

Hania


My Dear Piero :Time marches by very quickly!! Here you are celebrating a milestone birthday #25. Was it not that long ago you were a young teenager spreading your wings on an international stage?You and your fellow Il Volo Brothers are an inspiration to all. Looking forward to seeing you in concert again and listening to that beautiful voice !
Have a great 🎉 Birthday!! Buon Compleanno  🎂🎂Annette Naples,  Fl & Narr. R.I.

Wishing you a beautiful Birthday Piero. May God bless you always! ~~ Carolina Ogren


Happy birthday to you! You have given me so many beautiful moments due to your beautiful voice, I wish you the very best on this day, Piero. May you have the best birthday ever… XO  Stephanie Bruce


Happy Birthday to a true treasure. Your music brings beauty, peace and joy to my life. May God bless you with many more years. I look forward to enjoying your talents for many, many years to come. Much love from an adoring fan.  Julia NS


Piero, Best wishes and many blessings for a very Happy Birthday. May you enjoy many, many years of great success. You have added another dimension to my life.  I enjoy you guys so very much.  Keep up the very outstanding work. Blanche Graff


Happy Birthday Piero!! I hope have a great tim celebrating with friends and family and of course your two side kicks Ignazzio and Gianlucca! Be safe! .   Elizabeth Meyer


Piero- Happy Birthday ! Don’t forget that I told you it is ” your voice ” that makes Il Volo different from all the other singing trio / groups.  ~~  Rosemarie Ringenbach


Dear Piero
I wish for you a very Happy Birthday! I hope you, your friends and family have a spectacular day.. Thank you and your “brothers” for sharing your lives with us. 2019 is just around the corner and we are thrilled and excited to hear you will be coming to the USA on tour. Never forget that we love you as we love our own family. I thank God that I was fortunate to have able to follow you for the past 10 years. Buon Compleanno to a dear young man. May all of your wishes come true.  Rose Marie Paliobeis


Caro Piero,

sei un ragazzo che mi stupisce sempre,
perchè sai essere gentile , educato, dolce, spensierato,
ma poi se occorre, diventi serio, riflessivo, impegnato.

Lasciati abbracciare da tutti quelli che ti amano,
e non ti preoccupare di chi non ti merita.

Rimani sempre così,
e il mondo ti onorerà sempre!!

AUGURI, con affetto: Daniela

Translation:  Dear Piero,  you’re a boy who always amazes me,  because you can be kind, polite, sweet, carefree, but then if necessary, you become serious, reflective, committed.  Let yourself be embraced by all those who love you, and do not worry about those who do not deserve you.  Always stay that way, and the world will always honor you !! WISHES, with affection: Daniela


Dear wonderful Piero,
we wish you the best birthday ever, full of love, laughter and a tremendous amount of fun.
You give your audience so much happiness and pleasure, and we are very aware of the work and dedication that is involved . The results are magnificent . I have to listen to your music every day, I love it so much and it always makes me feel happy.
Thank you so much for this.
So on your special day we wish you all the happiness in the world
With all our love
Sue and Graham Hemshall 


This is a day of celebration not only because of your special day. It is also the day we give thanks for having you in our lives. You are a blessing. Gina In Texas


Dear Piero:

I wish for you a day filled with love and laughter and music and joy!
Thank you for all the love and laughter and music and joy that you have brought to us!
Happy Birthday, dear one. We love you.

LindaP
Fort Worth, Texas


Happy Birthday Piero from New Zealand – we came to your concert in wonderful Taormino June 2017 and can’t wait to see you guys in another concert. Il Volo are very special and we love all your music.  ~~ Annette Petroska


An American, Martin Luther King, is famous for his speech, “I have a dream”.  Piero, did you have a dream?   Could you even have dreamed you would be where you are today at 25?  Courage, dedication, and talent made this life beyond your dreams come true for you.

It has also been a dream for those of us lucky enough to wish you yet another happy birthday.   I have been fortunate enough to wish you six of them.

Hanno un compleanno meraviglioso, Piero!
Marie Crider


Dear Piero
Bless you for all you do, and all you are! You are a very special person and I wish for you all the blessings that life has to offer! Can’t wait to see and hear you again soon!
Love from Toronto from one of your grandma fans,
Penina Honig


Dear Piero Have a very Happy Birthday. May you have good health for many many years. You have made me realize how beautiful classic music can be. Keep singing. ~~ Alice Knight


Happy, Happy Birthday, Piero. You are such a fine young man filled with love, kindness and tremendous talent…so special to me!! It has been a blessing for me to be able to attend several concerts and meet you afterwards for the M&G’s. Carry on, Piero, I love the new Latin CD and look forward to meeting you again. Te amo, Nonna Harriett ♥♥♥


PieroHappy Birthday to you ! God Bless you in all your endeavors for He has taken you to your highest expectations. All life’s blessings for you dear golden voice. May your God given talents be used for good. ♥La Vita e Bella! Rose Marie Lomonte


Caro Piero, È un piacere poterti augurare, questa persona speciale, un grande compleanno. Spero che sia almeno una porzione meravigliosa come te e ciò che meriti, quindi sarà una celebrazione indimenticabile di 25 anni !! E che tutti quelli che seguono aumentino la vostra felicità ogni anno. Saluti!! Auguri! Il tuo amico Sharon Bear


Happy 25th Birthday, Piero!

Have fun celebrating with family and friends!

Auguri,

Pat from Missouri


Piero, Wishing you a Birthday filled with happiness, laughter and wonderful memories!
I want to thank you for the joy you bring when I hear you sing and your smile is priceless!  Happy Birthday 🎈🎂 🎈🙋

Birthday hugs,
Barbara in AZ


Happy Birthday sweet Piero, hope you come to NY soon I miss Il Volo ❤  Maureen Perucca


Happy Birthday Piero darlin’
Another candle on the cake!
More hugs, kisses and lovin’ wishes too!
Have the best Birthday ever!

Luv Ya,

Julie Bernache


Dear Piero,

Have a wonder filled and very happy birthday!
Thank you for your music that makes every day in my life a little sweeter. Thank you also for doing so many things for people through charities, benefits and personal contacts. Birthday Blessings. ~~ Jeannette Hicks


Piero, a very Happy Birthday to a special young man. You’ll been blessed with your incredible Dramtic Tenor voice. When you hear the voices of Mario Del Monaco and Placido Domingo you’ll know that your in a rarely class of Tenors. Singing together with Gianluca and Ignazio is something so special. God Bless you! “Buon Compleanno”  Vincent Padovano


Happy Birthday to a smart, handsome and mega-talented young man with the best voice (in my opinion) EVER. ~~ Lynne Gearhart


Happy natal day Piero. You have always been my favorite. Your beautiful voice and equally beautiful personality shines through whenever I see or hear you. Looking forward to your next tour. ~~  Joan Guyon


Happy birthday dear Piero. You are a priceless treasure to us. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead full of blessings and remarkable accomplishments.  ~~ Ineke


Per il tuo importante traguardo del “quarto di secolo”, da sue vecchietti che potrebbero essere quasi tuoi nonni e che hanno assistito a 7 dei vostri stupendi concerti, ti giungano i più affettuosi e sinceri auguri per un felicissimo compleanno . Un abbraccio forte ed un bacio. Laura e Ugo


Best wishes for a wonderful Birthday Piero. Have a fabulous day and following year. Thank you for all the pleasure you give to your fans.  ~~ Marion


Happy Birthday Mr. Barone and wishing you many more and all the joy that you give to those around you. You are truly an impressive young man, to be greatly admired.  ~~ Mark


Happy Birthday , Piero! I enjoy your music so very much. Wishing you a wonderful year. Thanks for being the person you are.  ~~ Connie Bruns


Dear Piero,
Buon Compleanno!!   25 annos.
Have a wonderful day celebrating with Family & Friends!  May all your dreams & desires for the  rest of the year be fulfilled!  Your voice is so beautiful!  It continues to gain strength & power!  I love any song you sing!  Thank you for the pleasure & enjoyment your beautiful music  brings to me!   I love the new video,  Noche Sin  Dia Gente de Zona.  Great  Latin  rhythm!!  Again, let me thank your parents for sharing their precious Son with the whole World!!
Happy Birthday!  Amore to you.    Nonna, Anne

Dear Piero – I want you to know you and your Il Volo “brothers” have brought me so much joy since I first heard you in 2009. My biggest wish for you on your 25th birthday is that you soon realize your dream to sing in an opera (but no leaving Il Volo, please).  And secondly, that you have a birthday full of love and surprises.  A Very Happy Birthday, Piero!  With love from Minnesota – Allene Shipman


Dear Piero,

Sending hugs and best wishes for a wonderful birthday filled with much love, peace and joy.  Looking forward to more beautiful music and concerts in 2019!  God bless you and keep you, your family and friends.

Margaret Ladolcetta


Dearest Piero,

Many happy memories on your 25th birthday!  I wish for you a wonderful, fun-filled day with family and friends. And, I thank you so very much, for your willingness to share with the world, and me,  your exquisite voice.  Continue to work hard, and remain the kind, generous and considerate man you are today!

Cheers!

Sandi E.

Ohio, USA


Dear Piero,
You are and always will be a bright shining beacon of light in this world. Your singing brings a joy that is hard to describe to all who hear you. Your kindness and sincere personality warm every heart who have ever had the pleasure of meeting you. You have such a brilliant future ahead of you. I feel privileged and honored to have met you several times. You are truly a genuine human being. Happy birthday and may you enjoy many years to come!
Sincerely,
Jane from Minnesota


Happy Birthday Dear Piero. You are such a special young man. Stay that way and never change. Enjoy your day to the fullest.
💛💛🎂🎁🎈💛💛
  Maria Marques


My birthday message to Piero:

Buon compleanno, Piero! Wishing you a birthday filled with endless sunshine, smiles, and beautiful moments that are as special as you are. Thank you for bringing so much joy into our days. God bless you in everything always. Auguri, amore e abbracci…..Christina (Ontario, Canada)


Happy quarter century!  Tanti auguri!

Jana, Detroit


Happy “25th” Birthday Piero !! Today we are celebrating 9125 days of amazing you !! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for enchanting us with your breathtaking voice, gorgeous smile and big, beautiful heart !!❤️
Last year you performed Notte Magica which was memorable and you sang many classical and operatic songs while standing still behind a microphone so I hope this coming year you and your brothers have a blast and let loose dancing around the stage and in the audience singing your new Latin songs !! I can’t wait !!🤗
Have a GREAT birthday and a year ahead filled with all that your heart desires !! Sending you big hugs !! 🎂💕🎂💕🎂
Lots of Love,Joan Brenin

IGNAZIO and UOMINI SOLI by Daniela

Bellaria June 1, there is a birthday to celebrate, Dodi Battaglia, guitarist of POOH, (famous Italian complex). In these days from his facebook page, Dodi has advised of this event, completely free, to be held in the evening, on the beautiful seafront of Bellaria, in Emilia Romagna.

Many artists will be present to make duets with Dodi, and among these there will also be our Ignazio Boschetto.

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In the afternoon, before the rehearsals, Ignazio was interviewed by a local TV station.

In this video, Ignazio says that the Pooh, have made the history of Italian music, for him it is an honor to be there and sing with Dodi, share the stage with Dodi, who besides being a great artist, is also a great friend.

In addition, Ignazio confirms that he was born in Bologna (which is in Emilia Romagna) and therefore could not be present in this event.

And here’s the video with our sweet Ignazio!

So in the afternoon, there was evidence, and there were already people present, and then there are videos that show Ignatius who is trying the song entrusted to him, UOMINI SOLI. (MEN ALONE)

It’s a beautiful song, with which POOH won Sanremo in 1990.

It’s a very difficult song for both the text and because it has very high tones, but this certainly does not worry Ignazio.

Here is the beautiful video of the afternoon tests.

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Ignazio really good, you’re really a great artist and you have a big heart.

Maybe you in America do not know this song, but believe me, because of the high tones, very few singers agree to sing it.

And here are the photos of the evening. Ignazio and Dodi.

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And here, finally, the video of the evening. Too bad that it is resumed alongside and only a piece of the song, but we can all hear and see that Ignazio was in good shape, very good!

And here’s a last video, broadcast by a local TV the day after, where this is said:

“THE YOUNGEST SINGER ON THE STAGE, IGNAZIO BOSCHETTO from IL VOLO, great talent, for him a dream to be here.”

Ignazio says: “At home I have a guitar autographed by Dodi.”

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What to say, these guys always amaze us, and leave us speechless.

Bravo Ignazio.

You really are a very sweet man.

Daniela

Credit to owners of all photos and video.

 

1 Month & Counting — Piero’s Birthday

 

 

 

IT’S TIME TO GET READY FOR PIERO’S BIRTHDAY!!!

 

Please send your birthday greetings to us at:  ilvoloflightcrw@outlook.com by June 22nd to allow us time to prepare the post.

With your submission, feel free to include your suggestion for a song to be used for the video we will make.  If I choose your song, your name will be added in the credits at the end of the video.

Thanks!

~~Kelly

Tanti Auguri, Gianluca!! Happy 23rd!

Ciao a tutti!!

bd gg 1Yes, I know it’s been a little while since Gian’s birthday, just about a month to be exact!  Thought we could use a little party to perk us up, while waiting for their new CD and movie to come out!

Due to various other parties being booked on Feb 11, we had our Gianluca celebration on Feb 10, instead!  It was our 4th annual party at Antonio’s, celebrating Gian’s birthday.  Can you believe it was 3 years ago, that we celebrated on their Sanremo night of honor?

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Our little corp group of six were there, along with Barb from Sterling Heights.  Due to this rough flu season, as well as the Fri – Sun snowstorm, several couldn’t make it.  We missed those that could not make it, especially Magdalena, from Toledo; Barb, from Westland; and Betty, from New Orleans!!  

We met about 5p at Antonio’s in Dearborn Heights – our favorite haunt for Gian’s birthday!  🙂  As always, there was good food, conversation, cake, and lovelybd gg 5 presents from Donna.

We even had a surprise, special guest – Mama Rita!!  We saw her when we met there at Christmas time and told her we’d be back for Gian’s birthday.  She must have seen us on the reservation list, as she made a point of stopping by our table to say hello.   We invited her back to share dessert with us.  We went on our way to eating, drinking, and opening our presents… We saw Mama flitting around the restaurant in her hat and scarf and had to ask the waitress to send her over for cake.  She said she thought she had left.  But we waited patiently and there she was!!  She graciously joined us for cake and sat down at our bd gg 4table for a little while.  She was definitely the “hostess with the mostest” as she offered us limoncello or Sambuca, and cappuccino or espressos!  We graciously accepted both offers!  I have to say, it was one of the best caps I had ever had!  🙂 

Again, it was a lovely evening and we were honored with such a special guest at our table!bd gg 3

We were lucky, the snow had pretty much stopped by the time we had left.  We did get a wallop that Friday before!  I think we did get nearly 6 to 8 inches.  Spring is right around the corner now and we are already planning our party for Piero.

If you live in the Detroit area, everyone is welcome!!  Let’s make some new friends and fans!  🙂

 

Tanti Auguri!!  Next stop, Piero!  June 24!  Can you believe our beloved Piero will be a quarter century old?  Hey, he’s catching up to us!!  🙂

 

Jana

 

Picture of Mama Rita used with her permission.