Have you seen things that have made you proud during the crisis?
“It’s making me proud that most of the Italians are respecting the rules. The majority of us are staying collected because we know this is the only way to prevent the spreading and save Italy: hospitals are full, the situation is insane, we’re facing an economic crisis. The only way to get out is to get out altogether and that means co-operating and supporting each other.”
How have you been filling your own isolation time?
“I’m personally doing okay because I’m not sick and I’m not by myself. I read, I play video games, I sculpt and I work out a bit. I’m taking this time as a sort of spiritual retirement, because usually I’m not at home much. I’m learning to love all the stuff I’ve missed out on for all those years.”
Have you been doing any singing from the balconies?
“No. I’m very passionate and patriotic, but no, I didn’t do any of that (laughs)”