At 11 am local time Friday, major national and regional radio stations broadcast the country’s national anthem, allowing residents in isolation to listen and sing together from behind closed doors.
Many Italians threw open their windows and balcony doors to sing loudly with their neighbors.
Residents shared videos of the moment on social media, with the hashtag #radioperlitalia.
Others showed radios playing from balconies flying the Italian flag.
And in a separate video shared on Facebook, neighbors in apartment blocks in Naples could be seen on their balconies, singing and chanting upbeat messages such as “go Italy, go Naples!” and “there is no virus that can beat us.”