Andrea Bocelli and videos that reveal the poetry and elegance of Italian cities

Milan and Rome to the tune of the Tuscan tenor with "The power of a smile and "More than you think", sung in duet with Ariana Grande. "La Forza del Sorriso" (The power of a smile) is the hymn that the Tuscan tenor wrote for Expo 2015

Andrea Bocelli is an Italian excellence famous and loved all over the world.

Modern tenor but old fashioned, this is how Andrea Bocelli likes to call himself, toscano, class ’58, he was not yet 12 years old when, in Viareggio, he wins his first singing competition with “O sole mio”. To pay for the lessons Andrea plays in local piano bar and in the meantime he graduats in Law. His career spans with huge success between opera and pop music.

“The strength of Smiles” is a song written to invite smiling – “The smile is perhaps what is most scarce, to the present day, especially in Italy. Yet the gesture of a smile brings a force … is contagious and leads to optimism “- said the singer.

The song was composed by Andrea Morricone, son of Oscar winner Ennio Morricone, one of the most renowned soundtrack composers of all time.

Video shows aerial images of Milan, between the Duomo and Piazza Gae Aulenti, with Bocelli at the piano playing from the terrace of the Palazzo della Regione (Lombardia Regional Offices). The piano Bocelli is playng is made of Carrara marble.

The song “The more I think of you” was written by Tony Renis with Mogol for the trio Il Volo, on a medley of movie soundtracks Once Upon a Time in America by Sergio Leone and Malena by Giuseppe Tornatore, signed by Ennio Morricone and published in their self-titled album in 2010. “More than you think” is from his new album titled Cinema, the recording project that marks his return in the world music. Cinema is a tributetof Andrea Bocelli to the most important and most famous soundtracks in film history. In this video Andrea Bocelli  and Ariana Grande duet with in the background  a cozy and sweet Rome and a contemporary and intense Tokio.