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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN MILANO by Daniela

Today I am not giving you any translations, but I want to tell you about a beautiful event in which, until the end, I did not know I could participate.
I’m talking about the copy-signing of Il Volo in Milan. The event took place on November 30th at 5:00 pm.

In the morning I woke up and immediately saw a beautiful day with lots of sun, cold, but clear.
My husband and I are the grandparents of two beautiful little girls and usually after school they two spend the afternoons with us waiting for their parents.
But my son informed me on the morning of the 30th, that he had the afternoon off, so I said to my husband: “Let’s go to Milan,” and I immediately booked the train tickets.
Here we are on the train at 2:30 pm.

We should arrive at Milano Centrale (Milan station) almost an hour and a half before the event, so we have plenty of time to take the subway to get to Piazza Duomo.
Going up from the underground subway, the view of the Duomo of Milan is always of great effect, there it is, imposing and beautiful, with its tall spires that stand out against the blue sky, magnificent.

In a moment we are at the “Galleria Duomo”, the beautiful and elegant gallery full of famous shops and already decorated for the Christmas holidays. The Feltrinelli bookshop, where the event takes place is right here under the “Galleria Duomo”, here I am.

In order to enter the bookstore, we must show our green passes (certification of having received the double anti-Covid vaccination), we must also wear the masks , then we can buy our CD, mandatory phase, to be able to access the signing event in which only one person can participate.
The area for the signing is ready, at the back of the library, there is a poster with the image of the Il Volo CD hanging, and there is a small table with three chairs for our young men.
Soon a queue of waiting people forms and then we get in line too.

This photo was published from the page of Il Volo and to our great surprise, in the first photo there is also me and my husband!! (lower right corner)

In the queue I see some friends, with whom we meet at every event related to Il Volo, and whom I always see with joy.
Meanwhile, time passes and Piero and Ignazio arrive but they go to a separate room, they await the arrival of Gianluca who is late, and when he arrives too, here they are all three taking their positions.
The environment is very relaxed, the people in the queue are polite, the security is very kind, they let us take pictures while we wait (the other times we couldn’t).
The boys are in excellent shape, Ignazio hums a song in a low voice, while he waits to sign, Piero smiles, Gianluca is the most serious. All three wear masks, which they will then take off when they start signing.
We who are in line are forbidden to take off our masks. Before reaching the boys , they make us sanitize our hands, however we cannot hug them, kiss them or touch them. We fans have to stand in front of their table, where they will sign. A girl in charge will take the photo using our personal mobile phone, so the photos will be ours immediately.
Everything goes very well, every fan stops to have a chat with Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and they listen us available and interested.
Here are the photos I was able to take.

(please click on an individual photo to enlarge it)

I’m excited!  Now, it’s my turn!
I manage to have a chat with them, first of all I congratulate them on their CD, then I tell them that in June in Verona it was a fantastic concert, so  I bring them all the greetings from Flight Crew and every one of their the American friends, they smile and thank me.
I bring Gianluca a hug from  grandmother Maura.
Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca listened to me with attention and interest.
It was exciting to have them so close, but it was not possible to hug them when I wanted so much.
The security signals me that they are about to take the photos so I turn around, then I said goodbye to the our young men and leave.

It was short, but intense, it was worth going to, seeing them so close and relaxed is nice.
It is a completely free event, organized by the bookshop, as long as you buy a CD. I had already bought the CD in Brescia, thinking that this year, due to the infection, perhaps they would not have done the event. I bought another CD, but I also brought the one I bought in Brescia with me and had them both signed.
I greeted the friends still in the queue, promising to meet us at the next event and then, off to a run to take the train back.
It was now dark and the “Gallery” had beautiful colors.

I took a beautiful photo of the illuminated Duomo in the cold late November evening.
Unfortunately the photo did not turn out well, but I assure you that the vision was exactly like this.

Even though my husband and I ran, we missed the scheduled train and had to wait for the next train that passed an hour later. Patience.
It was a beautiful day, I saw my beloved boys up close, I exchanged a few words with them, I have two signed CDs, it was a great adventure and I thank my husband who always supports me in these little madnesses of mine !!
These photos on the other hand, were published by the photographer of Il Volo.

The day after, the event was repeated in Rome, at the Laziale Discotheque.
Here is the photo of Nonna Maura present at the event.
“You are great Maura”.

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

EXTRA EXTRA TODAY ONLY! At 8pm Central Time! In Mexico! by Daniela (and some, me)

Many of you have probably already seen this traveling through Instagram and Facebook.  Here is a little more info from Daniela….. 🙂

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Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio, are back in Mexico.
Impossible to keep them still, one day they are here and one day there.

Il Volo, as guests, is expected to attend the television program LA ACADEMIA, this evening  (Sunday) at 8 pm, Central US Time…on the Mexican  television network Azteca Uno.

Here is the link (see below), however, when I checked it out, you can access it, but it gives you an error.  I think you may have to sign up or register to see it.  Don’t do like I did and say no.  I did that and I cannot get it back 🙁 .  I have Bing and it also gave me the option to translate it into English, when I kept going in and out trying to get the other thing back, the option to translate to English also vanished!  🙁  P.S. ok, when I just checked the link, it let me translate it and also register/subscribe.  However, when I did it, I was still seeing error messages and the screen says to retry, but nothing happens….  We may not be able to see it….

For us Italians it will be night, but you can follow the live broadcast.
Here is the linkhttps://www.tvazteca.com/aztecauno/la-academia/envivo

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Also on Monday there will be a live Facebook, where you can send questions to the boys.  Wow, what else can we possibly ask about them?  Ok, I, Jana, do have one question…. out of all of their songs they chose, how did they come up with the ONE Christmas song of “O Holy Night” to add to their Best of 10 Years CD?  It does happen to be one of my favorite Christmas carols.  🙂  Just in case anyone is able to get through, can someone ask them that for me?  🙂

 

In this video, the boys warn that Tuesday will be at MIXUP Music Store to do their autographs.

 

Last night here in Italy, IL Volo was host to a transmission on Rai 1 dedicated to Lucio Dalla, author of Caruso.
The boys sang the splendid Caruso, in a virtual duet with Dalla.
Their contribution was registered, because the boys were already flying to Mexico.

Needless to say, the boys were fabulous, they sang a beautiful CARUSO so much.

 

Once again you have surprised us.
A splendid Caruso, yesterday and today already in Mexico and for a few days because the promotion continues …….. next stop,
US. 

Daniela 

 

Il Volo Professional ~~ Italy CD Signing Tour–Milan and Rome

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Hey Everyone! 

Well, the time has come.  The time that our guys have worked for, dreamed of and –most importantly–deserve.  Even if it is something of a bittersweet time for us.   😉

Italy has finally learned what we already knew and has embraced their countrymen with wide open arms after resoundingly ignoring the critics in San Remo. 

Now don’t misunderstand me.  Nothing warms my heart more than to see The Guys happy and to know that they have that little hole in the heart of their success filled.  Everyone wants to and should be loved and respected–especially at home, and I always smile simply because they do.  But there is a little piece of me that will miss feeling that they “belong” only to me.  But only a little piece.

They are too happy for me to be any less.  🙂

They are three days into a CD signing tour and already about a million steps ahead of me.  Enjoy their stops in Milan and Rome while I try to catch up in Pescara.  😀

~~ Kelly

 

Milan

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Rome

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