Italy’s 60 million citizens were placed under lockdown to halt the spread of a virus that has so far claimed over 1,000 lives in the country.
Cutting through the noise of coronavirus news was the sound of Italians, sticking their heads out their windows to sing together.
As the entire country, which has been hit the hardest in Europe by COVID-19 remains on lockdown, people have been looking for ways to pass the time.
From the city of Naples, to Turin and Benevento, here are some of the clips showing the unity Italians have and how music brings people together even during trying times
Italians in lockdown all over Italy are keeping each other company by singing, dancing and playing music from the balconies. A thread to celebrate the resilience of ordinary people. This is Salerno: pic.twitter.com/3aOchqdEpn — Leonardo Carella (@leonardocarella) March 13, 2020
This is Turin pic.twitter.com/fdVJ5PZAr6— Leonardo Carella (@leonardocarella) March 13, 2020
People of Siena, Italy sing a song Viva la nostra Siena (hooray for our Siena) together, from their windows to raise their spirits during the Italian #COVID19 lockdown ???????? pic.twitter.com/jBSbkvds4d — Coronavirus (@SARS_COVID19) March 13, 2020
My wife's sister shot this from Firenze. Italians are really good at celebrating life even in hardest of circumstances. pic.twitter.com/i7mzgFVEKD — Mikko Alasaarela | AI ? Community (@alasaarela) March 13, 2020
This is Caltanissetta: Sicilians- positive and resilient - singing “Sciuri Sciuri”. Supporting my hometown from a no-aware-yet London and loving if international friends could show Italy some moral support! pic.twitter.com/FgU1E2Mhez — Barbara L. L. Maimone (@barbara_maimone) March 13, 2020