This Video of Italians Singing in Solidarity Amid Coronavirus Isolation Should Raise Everyone’s Spirits
A Siena, cittÃ alla quale sono molto legato, si sta in casa ma si canta insieme come se si fosse per la strada. Mi sono commosso pic.twitter.com/IDPqNEj3h3
— David Allegranti (@davidallegranti) March 12, 2020
Italy is locked down in quarantine. On Thursday evening, David Allegranti, a journalist working for Il Foglio newspaper, shared footage of Italians singing a local folk song together in the darkened streets in Siena, a town in the countryâ€™s north. He wrote on Twitter, “In Siena, the city to which I am very attached, you stay at home but you sing together as if you were on the street. I was moved.â€
Though he did not take the footage himself, Allegranti told HuffPost he was still equally touched while watching and felt the need to share.
â€œThis video is touching,â€ Allegranti, who is based in Rome, told the news website. â€œThe first time I saw it I started to cry.â€