Vittorio Grigolo sang the song Caruso at Verona's Arena as a tribute to its composer Lucio Dalla who died last March at 68. It was part of an evening which marks the start of the build-up to the opening of the Arena's opera season later this month. Placido Domingo, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo and even – bizzarely – Justin Bieber took part.
Before giving out a telephone number to donate money to the victims of the recent earthquakes however, Grigolo's eye was, amusingly, drawn towards Antonella Clerici's ample assets.
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His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman's Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia' column for Dancing Times magazine.