Headline Rome Guitar Player Plays To Crowd This Time

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

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This is the moment the Italian teenager who made headlines for playing the guitar to a deserted Rome square has now performed to a crowd at sunset as the city prepares to slowly come out of lockdown.

Jacopo Mastrangelo made headlines at the beginning of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown with his performances from his roof terrace overlooking a deserted Piazza Navona in the city of Rome, the Italian capital.

In his latest show, the 18-year-old played the song ‘Sally’ by Italian singer Vasco Rossi at sunset.

In the video, the teenager can be seen performing the song with several people in the square below as his audience. The crowd appear to be respecting social distancing as they watch the performance.

Singer Rossi saw the performance online and wrote: “Congratulations to the young guitar player with the amazing landscape of Piazza Navona.”


The young guitarist has been playing a song every day during coronavirus lockdown since starting a month ago with an Ennio Morricone song.

The Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi told local media: “We want to pay tribute to those fighting against coronavirus, a thought for all our loved ones. A tribute from Rome to its citizens, to Italians, to the entire world.”

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Italy has registered 203,591 cases with COVID-19 and 27,682 deaths.

Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.