See the best Italian balcony musicians so far during the country's COVID-19 lockdown

Musicians perform on a balcony in San Salvario, Turin on 13 March, 2020 (Image credit: Nicolò Campo / Getty)

With Italian's at home in quarantine as the country is hit by the spread of COVID-19, some musicians have responded by performing from their balconies and windows. U2's Bono (opens in new tab) was so moved by it he even wrote a song. Here's some of the best we've seen so far…

Marco G. Di Marco plays Queen's We Will Rock You, Rome

Matilde Oppizzi plays Bach on classical guitar, Pavia 

Opera singer Maurizio Marchini's Nessun Dorma in Florence 

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DJ set in Palermo 

Enrico Monti plays Slayer's Raining Blood, Bertinoro (complete with unimpressed / bemused neighbour) 

Traditional musicians across multiple balconies, Sicily 

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Various singers perform Viva la Nostra Siena (Hooray For Our Siena) in Siena 

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Recorder fail, location unspecified 

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…And, um, dancing to the Macarena in Turin 

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.