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VOLO TOUR 2022: PALMANOVA and TORRE DEL LAGO by Daniela

Il Volo finished the concerts in Eastern Europe, after they also recovered the concert in Croatia.
And now they have returned to Italy and exactly:

July 21 PALMANOVA

The beautiful Italian starry city is so called for the star shape of the city. The beautiful Piazza Grande of the city welcomed the concert and people were enthusiastic about it.
Here is this nice summary made by Azalea, the event organizer.
Please click on the logo below to view the video.

Look how beautiful this mix of songs is.

GRANADA

LIBIAM DE LIETI CALICI

CARUSO

And now let’s polish our eyes with these beautiful photos:

July 24 TORRE DEL LAGO PUCCINI

Despite the sweltering heat, it was a beautiful concert, Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio gave their all and the people responded with love.
Here are some videos.
YOUR LOVE

E LUCEVAN LE STELLE

YOUR SONG

Gianluca says:
“It’s hot eh!
You must know that the singer’s worst enemy is air conditioning. The singer in the summer is between two choices, either in the cool, with air conditioning but with the risk of a sore throat, or he sweats, and therefore suffers and you recognize a singer by how sweaty he is. Maybe some of you in the audience feel hot, maybe you’re a singer and you don’t  know it yet! (laughter, because everyone is very hot that night), if you are sweaty try singing, that you find out.😁
(Someone in the audience tells Gianluca to undress)
In a little while.
As Ignazio and Piero said before, we really lived a fairy tale, because life changed really suddenly, from school desks to travels around the world and this made us grow and mature quickly, an anomalous life for three boys of 14/15 years, but we realized that we are privileged because we are living our dream, which was our primary goal when we were children, especially in a period in which at 14/15 years. I don’t know if tonight there are fifteen year olds here, because that is the most delicate period in which you do not know who you want to be, what role to play in work or in life, so there is a constant search for who we want to be. So we were lucky and privileged because we immediately recognized what our vocation was and to make it a job. I want to thank the parents, but it is not the usual thanks, because the parents have a very important role (applause) because my parents have always made me do what I wanted to do, not what they liked, because sometimes the mistake is to impose, instead my parents recognized that what I had could be a potential, a talent, and they carried it forward, they always supported me, always. They accompanied me everywhere, until I reached what then it was my dream. So I want to thank them for their constant support as they are here tonight.   (Applause, then Gianluca introduces his song)
ALL BY MYSELF

GRANDE AMORE

Look how beautiful this photo, taken by my friend Silvia at the end of the concert.
Gianluca could not take more of the heat and to keep the jacket on !!
It wasn’t just a good concert, but there was so much more.
Before the concert, in the backstage, Piero, Gianluca, Ignazio and Torpedine met little Jo.
Do you remember her, little Jo had a leg operation in the U.S. and Torpedine and Il Volo have always supported Jo and her parents.
Here they are backstage in this photo:

These comments that follow, are taken from the Facebook page “I sogni di Jo”, and are written by Jo’s mom.
There is a story behind this image and behind every dedication and everything that happened at yesterday’s concert by the guys from Il Volo. A story that began years ago. Before Jo’s first American departure to her dream of walking with her little legs. We met Michele Torpedine, thanks to a mutual friend, Antonella Pera. Torpedine is a man with an immense heart, delicate and very sweet as well as professionally exceptional. Michele fell in love with Jo and inquired about the story and our needs. He didn’t back down. Since then, he has supported Jo’s surgical path. He cares about his health and his happiness. The  Volo boys with him. Yesterday they turned every spotlight on the little girl. They dedicated her very special moments. Jo has always been a little fan of theirs. She watched the concert with attention and emotion, from under the stage, with particular attention to Ignazio who she really likes … “let’s say that he’s really beautiful, mom. But as handsome as a prince charming “… she always says this 😊. Also for this departure the boys and Michele did not hold back and continue to support us. Thanks from the infinite heart. 
And here it is… a magnificent Gianluca Ginoble who unknowingly dedicated my favorite song to my daughter. Thanks to him, to @barone_piero who with his cuddle passing and all the kindness he had and to @ignazioboschetto with his immense gesture made this evening unforgettable. Thanks to @mtorped for loving my daughter so. Thank you for being there and thank you, because if my daughter walks and if her legs have not been amputated, it is also thanks to you… who have supported and helped us for years.
Thanks Gianluca. For the emotion you gave me.
The love. Love calls love. All time. What is this! Love.  An evening full of surprises: after you will see the others. thanks Il Volo thanks Michele Torpedine.
Jo loves the boys. Seeing them live was a huge thrill for her and for us.
The guys have been helping and supporting Jo on our journey for about 4 years. If Jo walks today, it is also thanks to them. I will never stop thanking them. Also for this stage they have chosen to be there. The interventions are many and expensive … but they have never backed down.
-Mamy
Tell me love
-I am very lucky
Because?
-because Ignazio hugged me. Have you seen? He is handsome like a prince charming. Will you let me review the video?
Jo struggling with her first crush
 🤪
You recognize the great artists from this. From kindness to “ordinary” people. From availability. From their dedicating time to you… even when they don’t have it, thanks guys, for ALWAYS being there. @mtorped @ilvolomusic @ gianginoble11 @barone_piero @ignazioboschettoMichele Torpedine Il Volo.
Thank you for always helping Jo since you crossed our path, and thank you for being there again and for supporting us in this enterprise towards our interventions abroad.
Piero, Ignazio, Gianluca and Michele, you are wonderful people, with an immense heart, your success is also due to who you are, wonderful people.
My friend Silvia was present at this beautiful concert, the next day she sent this comment that I am pleased to share with you:
“This pandemic and this Vito tragedy has really changed the boys, it has led them to be more united than ever. Honestly in 2015/2016 I thought that something, over time, would break in the trio, but now they are really three brothers, the ‘I saw in their eyes, it was known between Piero and Ignazio, but now also between Gianluca and Ignazio, they look for each other, they hug each other, I would never have thought that Gianluca was looking for Ignazio, with his gaze, his arm, his shoulder, and Ignazio also seeks Gianluca, hugs him, they are really three brothers and I am very happy to see them like this. “
Thanks Silvia for your reflection, which makes all of us happy too.
Daniela 🤗
For those who want to support Jo’s medical expenses, these are the addresses:

DONATE TO ACCOUNT Payable to: JO DREAMS COMMITTEE.
IBAN: IT46Q0503414055000000002407
For donations from abroad: BIC-SWIFT: BAPPIT21T81
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CARD NO .: 5333171163198068
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Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

JO’S DREAM by Daniela

Today I want to talk to you about a little girl named JO.

She is a beautiful little girl, who stole the hearts of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, and in particular the heart of Michele Torpedine.

Perhaps many of you will already know her story, but here, on this site, we only talked about it when Il Volo made an appeal for her.

It was July 31, 2019 and this appeal was published on the official Il Volo page, which we also published here on the Flight Crew blog.

The boys said they learned about this little girl who was going to have an operation in America and they appealed to people’s good hearts for a fundraiser for her.

We are talking about Jo, a 3 year old girl, born in Tuscany, with different skeletal malformations, the most serious is the lack of tibias in her legs, a very rare case, not operable in Italy, where she would have been forced to amputate the limbs.

Jos Dream 01

In Florida, at the Paley Institute, Dr. Paley can solve his problem with various operations and physiotherapy, but it takes 500 thousand euros, in addition  travel, accommodation, maintenance and car for all months in America.

Jo, is supported by two parents who love her so much, but who don’t have the opportunity to face all those expenses.

For Jo, many artists and many ordinary people made donations , and in this way have allowed Jo’s dream to come true.

Michele Torpedine, took the story of this little girl very much to heart, and in February, while the boys were already on tour in America, he attended an event in Pisa in favor of Jo.

Here is the video of that event.

Michele says he is there for a much more important reason than what his job usually is, he suddenly fell in love with this wonderful little girl.

When he and the boys saw the pictures of this little girl, they were overwhelmed and therefore they will follow her in all her effort, with the hope of seeing her soon run with them. 

Look at how much tenderness these images:

Jos Dream 02

Jos Dream 03

Jos Dream 04

Michele writes of her that Jo is their other GRANDE AMORE and also that “It is inexplicable that this little girl must also suffer, but we must think about the ending … when we will see her run together with all the other children!”    

The journalist Antonella Pera wrote thus:
“Thanks also to the friendship that binds me to Michele, whom I have known for 20 years, we were able to organize this important meeting with Jo and I asked him and the boys from Il Volo to make an appeal. What can I say? Since when I contacted them onwards the donations have exploded. The three boys participated in the evening in connection on the other side of the world, during their tour in the United States. But the compliments, she concludes, also go to Jo’s parents, for all that what they are doing and because despite everything they have been able to make her a serene and joyful child.”

Finally the day of the departure for Miami arrives and Torpedine writes on his Facebook page.

“Let’s start for the big business! Good luck, little Jo!”

“Me and the boys are happy that little Jo will finally have the opportunity to go to America and we are confident that she can make her dream come true. At the same time, I’m sorry that many other children do not have his same luck … who knows how many there are! And a thought goes to them too.”

Jos Dream 05

Easter holidays come and Torpedine sends his best wishes to Jo:

“A special wish for a happy Easter to little Jo who is on the other side of the ocean … hoping to see her again soon and with me the best wishes from Il Volo, Dave Monaco and Nico Arezzo!

On March 18 the first operation.
Jo’s mom Irene wrote this on her Facebook page:

“Dear Jo …
20 minutes ago, you fell asleep and your operation began.
It is the toughest test in the world. I’m scared. Rationally, however, I know that I have done 10,000 km and a lot of uphill road with all of you to bring it here.
Jo was calm, she never cried. The professionalism of a child-friendly institution can be seen.
We keep you updated,
Mum Irene”

…..and then:

“Hi everyone, Dr. Paley just came out of the operating room. Jo is fine. She hasn’t come out yet, some procedures have to end. Paley has operated on one leg for the time being. The right leg is only postponed in three weeks.

When you see a doctor come to you with eyes that laugh and shine, despite six and a half hours of work and saying to you:
THE LEFT LEG, IS PERFECT. THE KNEE BENDS 100 PERCENT.
Dear Dr. Paley, thank you. Thanks for how much you love your job. Thanks for those eyes that have looked into mine.”

Jos Dream 06

Physiotherapies are very hard for Jo.

Jos Dream 07

During an interview Torpedine talks about Jo, and from Miami, mom Irene, thanks him by writing thus:
“Thanks to Michele for the words and especially his and IL VOLO’s deeds that never fail. Thanks for being so sincere and familiar in our daily lives.”

The day of the second operation also arrives.

The surgery went well, the road is long, it will take a lot of patience and a lot of physiotherapy, but Jo will be able to walk.

Mum Irene wrote: 

“As soon as Jo perceived that she had the other guardian (the brace/apparatus used to support the leg) after awakening from anesthesia, she said to me:

-Mom, is this a tutor? (brace)
Yes love, like the other foot.
-Yes. (Silence) mom. Are my legs like everyone’s now?
Yes my love. Indeed stronger!
-Mom. (Silence) but now can I walk with two feet on the ground?”

Jos Dream 08

Jos Dream 09

The happiness of IL Volo and Torpedine, who published this article on the official Facebook page, is accompanied by these words:

“We are happy to have contributed together with our manager Michele Torpedine and other colleagues from the world of entertainment to this enormous success: little Jo will walk again!”

Jos Dream 10

I would say that it is a story that started very badly, but that it will have a very nice ending. Jo will be able to walk.

Of course there will still be moments of tension and a lot of work and pain, but the road is now downhill.

What about Torpedine and Il Volo? One word, fantastic. You are unique people!

Good luck Jo, we love you !!

Daniela

Jos Dream 11

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.