In case you need your dose of goosebumps for the day, this performance by young guitarist Jacopo Mastrangelo should hit the spot.
As church bells finishing sounding and the sun sets in the background, Jacopo hits the first notes of a song by beloved Italian composer Ennio Morricone.
The song was created for Sergio Leone’s 1984 film “C’era una volta in America” and the tune is the best-known score ever written by Morricone.
Yet, instead of set to a film, the music here flits over a completely empty Piazza Navona. One person stops below as they walk through the locked-down city, but many more are listening from their own homes as the music passes over the rooftops of Rome.
I hope I never see Piazza Navona this empty again, but the scene, together with the music, is truly emotional.
(Also, I have serious terrace envy right now).