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Little by little, Il Volo has reached the last 3 concerts of the European tour.
There were great satisfactions and everything on tour went well.

9 October, Hungary: BUDAPEST

A nice surprise from Gianluca during the soundcheck in Budapest, he sang and played SIGN OF THE TIMES, very good!! 😍
From the concert:




There was a guest, the Hungarian singer, Gabi Tóth with whom they sang the beautiful song: CANZONE PER TE.
Beautiful quartet, congratulations to all four. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
GABI published this video on her Facebook page, with this comment:
Il Volo had a fantastic concert last night and I am grateful to have been able to sing this wonderful song with them, with just one rehearsal and without speaking the same language, but we understood each other in the language of music! Thanks for the opportunity, Roland Horvat. (her manager)


This was published by KONCERTPROMO.HU
Il Volo hosted a fantastic evening in Budapest!  🎉
Budapest, October 10, 2023. It was a magical evening on October 9, when the trio of IL VOLO, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble performed at the Budapest Sportarena. The evening was opened by the energetic performance of the talented Vavra Bence, where the excitement and anticipation of the audience could be felt from the very beginning. The tension reached its peak when the long-awaited moment finally arrived and IL VOLO took the stage. The world-famous trio, which conquered the Hungarian audience for the first time in 2019, once again proved that it rightfully belongs among the greatest. As Piero Barone, a member of IL VOLO, said in his interview to Index: “We are very happy to have come to Hungary again, and we are sure that the audience will enjoy the evening.”
At the end of the evening, Roland Horváth, director of Koncert Promo, enthusiastically declared: “IL VOLO concerts are always special, but this evening was exceptional. Their music, their voice, their splendor is unique. We are sure that the audience had a unique experience during the concert.” The production, the organizers and the artists concluded the evening satisfied. Budapest will surely remember this special concert for a long time and we hope we won’t have to wait long for the trio’s return!
**IL VOLO’s concert was an evening that music lovers should not miss. Thank you for being with us and being a part of this unforgettable musical experience!**

October 10: Czech Republic: PRAGUE

Our young men always send photographs of the cities where they will have concerts, “tourists by day, singers by night”.
But sometimes, walking around the streets of the old part of the city of PRAGUE, you can have special encounters that make your heart happy, and this is how mum Eleonora and dad Ercole reached their son, to the joy of a happy Gianluca! 😍😍
The concert was held in the beautiful and modern O2 Arena.




Also in Prague CANZONE PER TE was sung with a good singer from the Czech Republic: Tereza Maskova. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Tereza posted this on her Facebook page.
I’m realizing this really happened. 🙈❤️ My childhood dream has come true. 🙏
I’ve been smiling from ear to ear since the morning and remember yesterday’s concert @ilvolomusic I’m watching videos and I still can’t believe it. 😍 I wonder, but was I really next to them? Did I really sing with them? Well, for sure yes.  😁❤️
Thank you so much for this experience it was an honor. ❤️

02 ARENA Prague, published this comment:
The musical group Il Volo presented its long-awaited debut in Prague! We will long remember this wonderful evening full of Italian passion and extraordinary musical experience!  
How did you like the concert?

This instead was published by IREPORT.CZ Musica and Style Magazine, which I translated for you.
Il Volo created a magical atmosphere in the O2 arena, the trio was accompanied by Tereza Mašková.
Il Volo visited the Czech Republic for the first time. The trio, who represented Italy at Eurovision 2015, amazed Prague not only with their singing talent, but also with their spirit. The singers accompanied by the orchestra were not afraid to communicate regularly with the audience, both in English and in their native Italian. At each concert of the Il Volo tour, a selected song is accompanied by a local artist.
For the Prague show they chose Tereza Mašková, who has been a fan of theirs for a long time. Together they sang the song CANZONE PER TE. Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On, Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and Sinatra’s My Way were also performed. The fans rewarded the trio with a standing ovation and incessant applause for the beautiful evening.

Among many concerts and great successes with the public and affection, we are slowly moving towards the last scheduled concert, as the concert in Tel Aviv, as you know, has been postponed for now. 😞🙏
And so here we are at the last European concert.

October 12, LITHUANIA: Kaunas





A nice summary of some songs.
Standing Ovation 👏🏻


In this photo you can see Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio with the journalist Ramunas Zilnys who published the photo with these words:

“It’s nice to meet the Il Volo guys in person after an 8-year break. Beautiful concert in Kaunas tonight / Nice to see Il Volo again (we met at Eurovision 8 years ago). Great concert in Kaunas.”

While Il Volo on its Facebook page thanks all the fans for the love they had during the European concerts, Barbara Vitali publishes this photo which highlights the flights carried out by Il Volo for this tour, remarkable!!

And we are right at the end of the European tour. I would say that Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio can be happy with how this tour went, because the affection of their fans has been reconfirmed.
And now??? What will they do??
Maybe they should rest a little……but no, there is already some news that will make us happy, on October 29th they will be in Mexico for the closing of the Festival Internacional Chihuahua.
And that’s all for now but, as you may have understood, we’ll talk to you soon:
Daniela 🤗


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.



For IL VOLO, this was the first concert in this beautiful state: Lithuania.

The Lithuanians welcomed Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca with great warmth.

It is always nice to discover new people who appreciate and love our boys and also the Lithuanians have been involved in this beautiful atmosphere and have given enthusiastic applause.

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The concert was announced with these words:

IL VOLO, the most famous and successful Italian trio in the world, celebrates a decade of creative career and for the first time arrived at the Kaunas Žalgiris Arena. We share moments of a wonderful concert..  🥰

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And here are some videos of the concert.







Final greetings


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I dedicate this post to our dear friend Regina Hanna, who will read with emotion and even some regrets.

Here are some comments from a Lithuanian fan:

Kodėl man taip patinka, kodėl įsimylėjau Italiją, kodėl dievinu juos, kodėl tai virpina širdį iki mažiausio kampelio? 

Tai muzika ir balsai, kurie užburia. ❤️

❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️❤️

Why do I love them, why do I fall in love with Italy, why do I adore them, why does it shake my heart to the smallest corner?

It’s the music and the voices that enchant. ❤️

Ok Regina, everything went very well. Your beloved Lithuanians left a nice memory in the boys.

You wanted to be there to applaud them, but you will see them there in U.S.
A hug to you and ……

Piero, Gianluca Ignazio . . . fast, Verona and thousands of fans are waiting for you!

I cannot wait!!



One more thing . . .

Before they left for Verona, the guys of Il Volo were guests on the show Dancing with the Stars Ukraine, Sunday September 22 in Kiev. No, they did not dance, but sang “Caruso” and “Grande Amore”.


Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

About Gina

It is very interesting to know how we all got here.  We already know why we all got here.  Thanks to IL Volo our world got smaller and warmer.   We are all here holding hands.
Just before Christmas, Gina shared some Lithuanian Christmas traditions with us.  In the comments I asked her to tell us why and how she left her home in Lithuania.  ~Marie





I never mentioned why my family and thousand others fled Lithuania and the other two Baltic Sates because I knew that there might be some Russian readers of our blog.

Common citizens are not at fault of many of the terrible things done Nation to Nation and I know there are many Russian fans of Il VOLO.

My dad and many others were involved in politics and in resistance organizations and had to flee to avoid being arrested and sent to Siberia. We left in the middle of the night in a “cattle” train and wound up in Opel, Germany. We lived in a big gymnasium with the rest of the people that fled till people were able to buy their way out of this camp. Until then the men had to work for the Germans. After my dad got us out of there we went to Salzburg, Austria till WWII ended and the American Army came in with chewing gum and silk stockings.

Many  more things transpired and eventually all displaced persons were scooped up and placed in “Displaced Persons” camps. From there we eventually got to emigrate to the States.

The Displaced Persons Act of 1948 established a quota of several hundred thousand who qualified as a “DP” to get Visas to the States.

After we went thru a screening Camp (No one with TB got to go) and eventually came on a troop ship to the US.

There were many in between events but it would make a long story.

I was young and looking back all the kids and young teenagers adjusted to all the changes but the adults and especially the men had a rough time.

Different organizations sponsored people in their cities and other DP’s that left before would guarantee that you had a place to go to. We wound up in Cleveland, OH in l950.