The Grassroots Italian Response to Anything: SING!

The Italians have continued singing, despite their quarantine in relatively small flats and closely-packed neighbourhoods. This is a great response to counter the feelings of isolation, breeding solidarity instead. At 12 pm and at 6 pm, people join forces to boost morale.

For a smile or two, click on the links below!

Flash Mob, Italian Style

Viva Italia!

One of the Italian flags flying on front of the Altare della Patria, in Rome - Dave Kellam, flickr

One of the Italian flags flying on front of the Altare della Patria, in Rome (Dave Kellam/flickr)

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10 responses to “The Grassroots Italian Response to Anything: SING!

  1. I absolutely love this. All too often we forget that humans need each other. We can’t survive on our own, either physically or mentally or emotionally. Brava!

    • When we live in our own perfectly-controlled little daily bubbles, it’s easy to forget how much we need human contact with those around us until we no longer have it! They’ve done what Italians do best, and I’m sure the neighbourhoods will be closer in the future because of this collective crisis they’ve gone through!

      • Yes. I think you’re right. This virus, and their reaction to it, will forge a real sense of community that may fade a little when life gets back to ‘normal’, but it’ll never disappear entirely.
        Covid-19 has forced us to be come a village again. Whether that village is in vivo or online no longer matters. It’s the solidarity that counts.

  2. When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.

  3. I admired seeing and hearing about this on the news. And I smiled.

  4. Sometimes, that’s all you can do.

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