'Riding in Argentina Was So Beautiful'

By Holt, Laura | The Independent (London, England), October 27, 2012 | Go to article overview
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'Riding in Argentina Was So Beautiful'


Holt, Laura, The Independent (London, England)


My life in travel Andrea Bocelli

First holiday memory?

Probably the first time I left Italy was to travel by train to Lourdes. I went with my mother and my grandmother - who was a very religious person - so it was a pilgrimage of sorts. I remember it as a very intense, but beautiful experience.

Favourite place in the British Isles?

I mainly go to London to perform, but I fondly remember the New Forest and going to Bournemouth as a child, too. I hate the climate but I love British people and the warmth of the audiences.

Best holiday?

Since I love the sea and the sun, there's an island called Ischia in the Gulf of Naples that's very special to me. It has natural thermal springs and beautiful scenery. There's a small village called Sant'Angelo, where no cars are allowed, only pedestrians, so you can really relax.

Ideal travelling companion?

My partner and manager, Veronica Berti, and also my children. We normally combine our holidays with work - so recently we've enjoyed trips to Argentina and Brazil together.

Greatest travel luxury?

A helicopter - because travelling at speed is the greatest luxury of them all.

Holiday reading?

I'm most impressed by the Russian writers, so I love reading the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Another author who has informed the way I think is the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal.

Where has seduced you?

Israel is a very special place. Quite apart from being interesting from a religious point of view, it's also got a unique atmosphere. I've been several times now. Once, I was invited to perform there by maestro Zubin Mehta in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. I also returned to record La Bohme, too.

Worst travel experience?

The night I spent with my whole family at Phoenix airport in Arizona. The plane we were booked to fly out on couldn't land because the city was shrouded in fog.

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