Fabio Volo

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July 1, 2022

Fabio Volo, pseudonym of Fabio Bonetti[1] (Calcinate, province of Bergamo, June 23, 1972), is an Italian actor, writer, radio host, television presenter, screenwriter and voice actor.

Biography

He was born in Calcinate, province of Bergamo, on June 23, 1972, and grew up in Brescia, a city where his family still lives. After leaving school at the age of fifteen he began working in his parents' bakery[2] and also spent a few months working in London to learn English. In 1994 he recorded an album for Media Records, from which a few dance singles came out; one of them was titled Volo [3] and hence his stage name. In 1996 and with the help of Claudio Cecchetto, he joined Radio Capital, which became a true springboard. In 1998, he presented the program Le iene, the Italian version of Who Falls Who Falls, along with Simona Ventura and Andrea Pellizzari in Italia 1. Since then he has participated in other television programs, including Lo spaccanoci, the Italo… series of programs for MTV. or Volo in diretta, which has been broadcast on RAI 3 since March 21, 2012. In the year 2000 he began to work at the Radio Deejay station [4] with his program Il Volo del mattino, which is still broadcast from Monday to Friday from 9 to 10 in the morning (with Maurizio Rossato in technical control). The show, audience leader in its time slot, includes songs, calls with listeners, poetry and monologues, and features interventions by Spank, a cartoon dog. In 2010 he lent his voice to read the poem "Desiderata" by Max Ehrmann within the Parole Note project, the work of Maurizio Rossato, a new dialogue between music and poetry whose proceeds go to the Umberto Veronesi foundation. In March 2012, the second volume of Parole Note was released. His books, published with Mondadori, have been very successful in Italy, having five titles simultaneously on the best-seller list. In 2012 he returned to television presenting Volo in diretta on Rai 3, a nightly magazine that was broadcast three times a week and featured guests such as Niccolò Ammaniti, Erri de Luca, Luciana Littizzetto, Daniele Silvestri or Carolina Crescentini. Interviews with Noam Chomsky, Franco Battiato, Vasco Rossi, Corrado Augias and Martin Schulz, among others, were also broadcast. The Italians …A Toys Orchestra were chosen to provide the live soundtrack for the program. His song Midnight revolution, in addition, was the tune. The program ended with Fabio Volo "traveling" to some city or somewhere, always dressed in black, as in the program, and sticking a post-it with a written phrase while a version of Across the Universe was playing. The post-it from the first show, which was snagged on a New York rooftop, read "You are infinite." The show will air again in the fall of 2012. He currently lives in Milan, although he spends time in Rome (mostly for work) and in New York, where he plans to open a bakery in the future.

Artwork

Novels

Esco a fare due passi, Milan, A. Mondadori, 2001. ISBN 88-04-48394-6 È una vita che ti apetto, Milan, A. Mondadori 2003. ISBN 88-04-50411-0 Un posto nel mondo, Milan, A. Mondadori 2006. ISBN 88-04-53879-1 (A PLACE IN THE WORLD ISBN 978-84-9989-933-6) One more day (Il giorno in più, 2007), trans. by Patricia Orts García, Sum of Letters, 2009. ISBN 978-84-8365-113-1 The time I would like (Il tempo che vorrei, 2009), trans. by César Palma Hunt, Plaza & Janés, 2011. ISBN 978-84-01-33920-2 Le prime luci del mattino, Milan, A. Mondadori, 2011. ISBN 978-88-04-61389-3 La strada verso casa, Milan, A. Mondadori, 2013. ISBN 978-88-04-63357-0

Stories

Dall'altra part of the binary, Milan, with the Corriere della Sera, 2007 La mela rossa, Milan, with the Corriere della Sera, 2008 La mia vita, Milan, with the Corriere