- Quarantined Italians are coming to their windows and balconies to sing, dance, and play musical instruments together.
- Incredibly moving footage from across the country has gone viral on Twitter, as Italians keep their spirits up.
- Italy’s 60 million inhabitants have been on lockdown since March 10, and the country now has over 17,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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Quarantined Italians are coming together all across the nation to sing songs of solidarity from their balconies and windows.
Italy has been on nationwide lockdown since March 10, with its 60 million inhabitants ordered to stay home.
But now people have been keeping their spirits up while self-isolating by singing – and video clips filmed in towns such as Sicily, Naples, and Bologna have now gone viral, with many people loving the uplifting message.
In Sicily, people dug out instruments like guitars and tambourines to join a local folk singer and dance on their balconies.
— John Nichols (@NicholsUprising) March 13, 2020
In Naples, residents chose a more moving tone.
And one Napolese nonna has brought a smile to many people’s faces with her balcony dance moves.
Similarly uplifting scenes have been filmed in Siena…
My street is empty. All are closed in homes because of the corona. Then one neighbor starts singing. Followed by another And suddenly the whole street sings together. We are not alone, and we will hold on. Via
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… as well as the capital city Rome…
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… and Salerno.
In Turin, residents opted for everyone’s favourite party tune guaranteed to get people dancing: the Macarena.
There are now over 17,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy, but Twitter is awash with videos like these from across the country, proving there’s always light to be found in dark times.
Indeed, Insider’s Tali Lakritz previously reported that similar scenes were witnessed in Wuhan in February, as well as more recently in Italy.