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EVENTS OF THE END OF JUNE by Daniela

We had followed Il Volo, up to the concerts in Taormina, but since then there have been many events to talk about.
The World Meeting of Families at the Vatican and the beautiful meeting of Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca and their respective families, with the Pope, was really very beautiful and exciting, an event of which Susan spoke very well to you.
There was Piero’s birthday and everyone wrote their best wishes for him, even on our site the beautiful publication edited by Jana and Kelly, and Piero, while he was flying to Germany, made a short video of thanks to all the fans.
“Hello to all the fan clubs, I have received all your messages, wishes for my birthday, thank you again, you are always too kind. ❤
Now we are on the flight to Frankfurt, for the concert tonight, tomorrow night we’ll sing in Düsseldorf, we are waiting for you at all the concerts.”
Then, there were the first two concerts abroad, and exactly in:
June 25 in Frankfurt.
There was a lot of emotion, sold out. The audience was very warm.
Here are some amateur photos and videos from the evening.

 

And then, almost without resting, on the 26th of June in Düsseldorf.
Another crowd bath, enthusiastic to listen to Il Volo.
Here is a beautiful collage of some songs, made by the Düsseldorf Mitsubishi Halle, where the nice concert was held.

And now look how nice they are!!
My friend Albertine, from Netherlands, was in Düsseldorf, at her first Il Volo concert, that’s what she wrote to me.
“Hi Daniela, I am back in our hotel and I am very happy.
Their voices are amazing. It is a pity they did not come down from the stage as in Frankfurt. But any how I am very happy.
I cannot express in words. They are fantastic.
It was more than what I have imagined.
Their voices are really so good. Imagine, I took the train from Holland and my friend Marie-Jeanne Jans from Belgium, to Düsseldorf.
We haven’t met and for the first time met in the hotel in Düsseldorf, because of IL Volo. We are best friends now. Two old ladies that long to see and hear IL Volo.
That was an evening that we will never forget. In our hotel, we met a lot of people who came from Holland to be in the concert of IL Volo. The next morning we met and talk about the concert. After seen them in concert makes me more love them and respect them. I hope one day I can meet them personally and able to hug each one of them. ❤❤❤ 🌹🌹🌹 Send them my love, please.   I wish I could speak Italian then I can understand all what they are talking. But I have enjoyed the concert very much. Next time, I hope to be in Taormina.”
And now some photos:
Quick return to Italy, Piero, Gianluca and Ignazio, post this photo, beautifully relaxed on Lake Como and we all think about a little relaxation before the concert in Italy …
………. but it is not so, Il Volo stopped at the beautiful Villa D’Este on Lake Como, for a private event, the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Villa D’Este.
Villa D’Este is a beautiful villa in Cernobbio, on Lake Como.
It is considered one of the most beautiful works of architectural art of the sixteenth century, it is surrounded by a 10-hectare (24.71 acres) park with centenary plants, and in its halls you can admire fascinating works of art.
And here are our favorites singing in the beautiful Villa D’Este, thanks to the videos by @monicamasperoo via Instagram Stories, published on the Le mamme IlVolovers fanpage, June 28, 2022.

 

 

 

And the beautiful fireworks, posted by Gianluca, at the end of the evening.
And now here we are on 29 June, the last concert of June, in the beautiful square of Ferrara, as you can see from the photo published by Maestro Grani.
The mayor of Ferrara also came to shake hands with Piero, Ignazio and GIanluca.
Beautiful square, warm audience and many kind thoughts from ordinary people, like this beautiful cake made for Il Volo by the Fratelli Asta pastry shop!!

And here is a nice video of the beginning of the concert.

 

Some photos.
And now a nice video, made by Gianluca’s mother, and, a nice surprise, during the final song of Grande Amore, a couple arrives in front of the stage and he bows to make her the marriage proposal. Superb, how much love is in the air !!!❤❤
And here is Ignazio, Piero and Gianluca with the beautiful future married couple!! Best wishes!!! ❤

Please click on the Ferrara Summer Festival logo below to view the video.
Ferrara Summer Festival video
In short, the tour continues successfully.
Now a little pause, you will think, since the next concert is on July 7th, but no, because the day after the Ferrara concert, our three men were on a direct flight to Canada, but it is not known to do what, maybe a private event ???
Il Volo, no name could be more ideal for these three young men, these three rare pearls: Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero !!
Daniela 🤗

 

Credit to owners of all photos and videos.

One Hundred and Fifty Seasons of Emotions by Susan

Many of you have asked what the event was that the guys participated in at Villa d’Este.

This past week, Villa d’Este celebrated their 150th Anniversary or as they called it, “One Hundred and Fifty Seasons of Emotions.”

Known for its Elegance, Murder and Intrigue, Villa d’Este overlooks one of the most romantic lakes in the world, Lake Como. Every window and terrace has an exceptional view of the lake. In the evening, you can watch the boats quietly return to shore. It’s as if time has stood still in this little corner of Italy.

Villa d’Este is a place where dream scenarios are created. If you’re ever in Lake Como visit Villa d’Este to immerse yourself in one of the most luxurious hotels in the world but, be sure to bring the Black Card because the price tag is quite high $$$$! It is a luxury Five-Star Hotel. The most beautiful hotel in Italy and many say in the world.

Once a Jesuit center for spiritual exercises, in 1784, the property passed to the Milanese Calderari family, who undertook a major restoration project and created a new park all’Italiana, with an impressive nymphaeum and a temple displaying a 17th century statue of Hercules hurling Lichas into the sea.

After the death of the Marquis Calderari, his wife Vittoria Peluso, a former ballerina at La Scala and known as la Pelusina, married a Napoleonic general, Count Domenico Pino, and a mock fortress was erected in the park in his honor.

In 1815, it became the residence of Caroline of Brunswick, estranged wife of future King George IV. In a diary, Caroline wrote, “It’s Garden seems almost suspended in the air and it forms a scene of complete enchantment.” She gave it the name Nuova Villa d’Este and had the park landscaped in the English style.

The original building was converted into a deluxe hotel for the nobility and the high bourgeoisie in 1873 and kept the name Villa d’Este to take advantage of the apparent link with the famous Villa d’Este in Tivoli, near Rome.

A gala dinner held at the Villa d’Este in 1948 was the scene of the celebrated murder of wealthy silk merchant Carlo Sacchi. His lover Countess Pia Bellentani shot Sacchi dead with her husband’s automatic pistol.

Countless famous couples have lived their great love stories at Villa d’Este. Among them are Elizabeth Taylor and Nicky Hilton, Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles, Clark Gable and Carol Lombard, Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra, Aristotle Onassis and Maria Callas and Woody Allen and Mia Farrow.

Well let’s move on to our guys!

The guys arrived at Villa d’Este straight from their concert in Dusseldorf, Germany. They had a bit of a break. They walked around the property and took some videos and then they enjoyed the rest of the day before the event of June 29th.

Well, I’ve looked high and low and the only other video I could find besides “My Way,” was the video below which someone took bits and pieces of video clips and put them together in a video. In the end I am grateful for it because there are no other videos.

Where are the fans when you need them?

Most of my story is played out in photos because there were no fans to record the usual videos and create spectacular events on YouTube.

As you can see the guys sang and had fun along with the guests.

Perhaps there were no fans to take videos for this article, but I can assure you that many of the guests at Villa d’Este went home fans!

A good time was enjoyed by all including the guys!

Come back tomorrow for Daniela Perani’s article on the events of June 2022 and to read more about the event at Villa d’Este!

Credit to the owners of videos and photos