How Italy is fighting its coronavirus isolation with music

To curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Italy has been put on total lockdown. Originally contained to the north of the country — which has seen the worst of the outbreak — the restriction was extended to the entire country by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

Lockdown means Italians cannot go out to concerts, football matches or other large gatherings — but the country is still finding ways to have fun together.

Videos of people all over Italy singing and dancing and holding de-facto concerts from their balconies are going viral on social media. Some are pre-arranged flash mobs, some are spontaneous, but all are warm and heartening and good for morale. 

And for the rest of the world, including those of us socially distancing ourselves in the U.S., the musical interludes show the rest of us how to make the best of a bad situation. Here’s our selection of the best:

And finally, let’s not forget the musical display of the Italian Air Force, which drops the mic. The planes displayed colors of their flag “defeat” a single plane representing the virus while the voice of the late, great Luciano Pavarotti helped a nation remember that they will overcome. 

Viva l’Italia!

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