His voice, with a huge extension, was appreciated by the public and the press who praised him as a "second Claudio Villa". "Nel Sole" became a movie, where he starred along with Romina Power (born October 2, 1951 of Tyrone Power and Linda Christian); the two fell in love and, despite the opposition of their families, married in 1970.
27 years' successes in artistic collaboration with Romina, four children, the tragedy of the eldest daughter Ylenia (born in 1970) who disappeared mysteriously in New Orleans in 1994, the last performance together in 1998 in Rio De Janeiro at the Maracana Stadium, before Pope John Paul II.
He settled in Cellino, where he started a thriving production of Apulian wines. A new partner, two more children, a large family, which includes the whole town and surroundings, love for his roots and his people.
On 16 October 2001, Al Bano was named "Goodwill Ambassador" of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). On February 14, 2013 he participated as a guest at the third night of the Sanremo Festival and received a "Premio alla Carriera" (lifetime achievement award).
In October 2013, for the first time after 15 years, he sang with Romina Power during three concerts organized at the Crocus Hall in Moscow, Russia.
The video is a creation of the Italian Tourism Department, website Italia.it [You Tube channel: JoinItaly].