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And here we are, soon it’s Christmas.

It has been a very tough year, Covid19 has a hand in it, and it has become a horrible year. How many people have left us, a prayer for all of them.

A faint light, you can see now, at the end of the long tunnel, the road is still long but the vaccines have arrived.

For the great “ Il Volo Family” it was a year that started well for the dear American friends, but then abruptly ended. 

Many concerts were canceled all over the world, including Italy.

We saw Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero, connecting from their homes.

It was sad, but a great event was announced for June in Rome, and fingers crossed, we will crush Covid and it will be a magnificent event, in a special setting in St. Peter’s Square.

A little taste of this will come to us on Christmas day, we are all eager to hear their beautiful voices.

And so here we are, all of us at the Flight Crew, to extend our best wishes to all of you, our passionate readers:


There will still be time for hugs and kisses, because we all need to see each other again, perhaps in a nice concert by our beloved IL VOLO.

There is a beautiful bond of love and respect that unites us from all over the world, and it is cheered by three fantastic voices.

May the strength and love of Christmas give you so much serenity, and may your health never abandon you:



Credit to owners of all photos.


This year the Easter holidays have a different taste, a bitter taste.

No party.

We are all in our homes, limited, with a few family members.


All Flight Crew staff did not want to miss sending best wishes to all of you dear crew members ❤️, who always read our posts affectionately in search of news on our beloved IL VOLO!




I thought I’d post three singles of our beloved boys, but this time I chose three songs that, unfortunately, we will never hear in concerts, we consider it almost a special tribute just for us.

Their voices are unique. ❤️❤️❤️




IGNAZIO 😘  ANNARÈ –  O’ SCARRAFONE  (he sings in Neapolitan)

……… and to finish all together with the wonderful ET QUEDA TANT PER VIURE  (they sing in Catalan) 😘😘😘

May the beauty of these songs bring serenity and a touch of joy to your homes.

Daniela, Pat, Jana, Kelly, Daniela Ci, Jo Ann



Images by Mollysianna

Credit to owners of all videos.

Fun From Ann (anncruise)

Good Morning from Taormina, Sicily!



The Italian – Sicilian – American Page

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The Italian – Sicilian – American Page 

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Can pasta keep you trim? A series of new studies suggest it’s not your scale’s enemy after all…


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This article, written by Oliver Moody, appears on The Times. Pasta makes you slim, say (Italian) scientists First it was butter and saturated fats. Now, as the great…

The Italian – Sicilian – American Page 

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L’Italo-Americano Newspaper
Life is not worth living if I cannot have pasta or bread again – Monica Seles
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Lasagne alla Bolognese, the most copied dish in the world – I Love Italian Food ~
Among all the fake Italian dishes abroad, lasagne is surely the most distorted and furthest away from the authentic recipe. Therefore, it should be…



Save Venice, Inc. has been making a lasting impact with conservation efforts

Gelato is not ice cream! Gelato has less fat than ice cream because it’s made with more milk than cream. Gelato is slowly churned making it denser and very flavorful.
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Beautiful Trevi Fountain by night, Rome – Italy

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Thank You Ann!



Jana and Lorna’s Adventure Day 2 “Gas or no gas?”

Allora….Day 1.5 & 2

So far everything has been ship-shape and right on schedule!

We landed safely in Florence and hailed Uber!  Our nice driver, Alessio, who spoke English, got us safely to our hotel.  Or at least pretty close.  A lot of one-way streets in Florence and  they drive fast and crazy!  The entrance to our bed and breakfast was a bit hidden, so he drove past it a bit, so we just walked, as it was a one-way street and he really couldn’t turn around.

We had some difficulty actually finding the rooms, as nothing is marked.   There were 4 floors and we had no idea which one it was.  Nothing said Martindago.  I went to 4 and Lorna went to 2 and we could not find it.  Each floor just had these HUGE wooden double doors on either side of the floor.  I finally gave up and called them.  They were on 3!


Ok, we got to our room, filled out the paperwork, and then relaxed a bit.  We arrived just about noon, as expected!  We were a bit tired, so we took a nap.  We needed to meet our group for the tour at 6:10p.  I looked on my trusty Google Maps and saw it was just a 10 minute or so walk from the hotel.  Ok, we can do this, so we set off.  We went a little ways and decided it was the wrong direction, so we turned around.  Not sure if this is like this all over Italy, but street signs are on buildings!  So, you had to keep looking up without tripping over the cobblestone walks.  As Lorna said, it was a miracle we found it, after a few wrong turns and the sun in our eyes, we ended up in the right spot!

We soon found out Alessio was our driver and chef again.   No, different person. Lol!  Alessio took us into the rolling hills of Tuscany in the Chianti region.  We arrived and were instructed to wash our hands.  Then it was a quick history of chianti wine and that the wine we were going to drink tonight was organic.  Like champagne, you cannot call just any dry red wine, Chianti!

We were then led to the kitchen for our first lesson.  We actually made our own dough, added toppings, and then he threw it in the ovens.  Next came the demo of making chocolate gelato.  We also learned what to look for in buying a good gelato.  Kind of like a diamond, but only 4 criteria…1. are crowds local or tourists, 2. price – no more than $2.50 for 2 scoops, 3. be sure it is offered in small amounts, not mounded high in the case, 4. like a diamond, color – be sure your favorite flavor is a natural color, not overly orange, pink, or yellow.  After the gelato lesson, it was time for pictures.  We went outside and were able to take pictures of the beautiful landscape, while our pizzas were cooking.

It was then time to come in and eat our creations.  My toppings were sauce, cheese, black olives, red onions, proscuitto, and what he called salami.  And it had a kick!   Sprinkled with oregano.  I like my cheese on top, so that is where I put it.  Pizza was ok, but looked good.  I think I will continue to buy my dough!  However, the wine and gelato were awesome, and we bought a bottle of wine to bring back to the room.  We even got diplomas.  By nearly 10pm, it was time to go back, so we got a very quick and bumpy ride back to the drop off point.

Once again, my trusty Google Maps got us back to the hotel.

The next day – July 1!  The day of the first concert!  I know a lot of it is already circulating on the net…

I woke  up at 4am and could not go back to sleep, so I gave up and got up at 6am.  Got in our tiny bathroom shower and was careful not to brak my neck.  Next, I rolled Lorna out of bed.  We made it for breakfast about 8:30am or so.  It took us a few tries, but figured out breakfast was about a half block away on the corner.  We had 2 cappuccinos and a croissant and shared it with the birds.

We were waiting for a call from Veronica, who was bringing our Verona tickets.  We ended up meeting her and her 1 friend at the steps of the Santa Croce at 11:30a.  We decided to find a restaurant and had lunch.  After almost a few hours, we made it back to our hotel and agreed to meet again at 4:45pm, as Lorna and the girls were gettingb their hair done. Prior to that we almost passed the hotel where the guys were staying.  Fans were camped out waiting for them to appear.  No sign of them, so back to our rooms we went.  The girls got their hair done, while I got our tickets to the concert.  I was hungry and it was a bit after 6p, so we ate dinner at this restaurant by our hotel.  It was very good and had a very nice waiter who spoke English.  They ask you what kind og water you want – sparling or regular, gas or no gas!  Ok, what were you really thinking?  Lol!  It was nearly 7:30p by the time we got out of there, so we quickly went back to our rooms to get ready.

Just getting to the Santa Croce was an adventure.  We were just a 10 minute walk away, but it took us almost half an hour, as they routed us clear around the entire plaza to the other side.  We got to our seats about 9:10p and the concert was supposed to start at 9:15p.  Alas, I suggested Lorna change purses and she forgot her phone!  Ok, up to me to take pictures and video.

Oh, on our slight detour around the plaza, we accidentally ran into the guys leaving the hotel and getting in their van.  Amongst the crowd, we were able to see Igna’s and Piero’s heads.  I screamed to Lorna, “it’s the guys, it’s the guys!”  They quickly vanished into the van and the doors were shut.  We turned the other way and made it back to the venue to find our seats.


Mi dispiace, but it is 2:30am, i am exhausted and need to get up in 4 hours for our all day tour tomorrow. So, i must sign off for now.  Part 2 tomorrow! Sorry, some pictures tomorrow…

Joining the Flight Crew

Hey, Everyone!

Over the past few weeks or so, Marie and I have noticed more people asking us, “How do I join the Flight Crew?”  We have tried to answer some people specifically here, but we’re afraid that maybe those responses weren’t seen readily, and we’ve recently received a few more e-mails to the same effect.  The question has puzzled us because we truly don’t think of ourselves as a club with some sort of membership process, but we want to clear that up as we welcome all of our new followers — WELCOME!

 IlVoloflightcrw.com logo
IlVoloflightcrw.com logo

The simplest answer to this question is: Nothing!  😀  There is nothing official that you have to do to be a member here.  Being a reader, commenting as you feel you want to, following our only rule to be kind and respectful of others and especially of Il Volo and their friends/loved ones, tell others about us — that’s it.  Everyone is welcome here.

You can follow us on Twitter, choose to receive e-mails when new posts go up or follow along in your Word Press Reader if you have a Word Press account.  There are buttons for all of these options along the sides of your screen.

We accept donations given out of the goodness and generosity of people’s hearts, but it certainly is not necessary to participate and be welcomed.

The Flight Crew Badge is free.  All you have to do is print it out for your next Il Volo event and look for others who are

The Flight Crew Badge
The Flight Crew Badge

wearing it to meet other Il Volovers.  And The Guys recognize it too, so don’t be afraid to show it to them if you get to meet them.  In fact, they make a great item for them to autograph if you have the opportunity to ask for one.

And that’s all there is to being a member of the Flight Crew!  Come in and enjoy of the love and life, friends, and Il Volo!

~~ Kelly and Marie