Bella Ciao


you will bury me over there on the mountain

under the shadow of a wonderful flower

and all the people passing by

will say “what a wonderful flower!”

e seppellire lassù in montagna
sotto l’ombra di un bel fior.
utte le genti che passeranno
mi diranno: «Che bel fior!»

These artistic lines are from a famous Italian song, Bella Ciao. In the song, a courageous man leaves his love of life behind, to fight invasion from the enemy. “Bella Ciao” translates to, “Goodbye, my beautiful.”. We might know this song from the Money Heist show, but the song carries much more emotion and history. As our friends from Europe would say, Bella Ciao is an emotion first, and a song second.

Bella Ciao originated as a folk song during the late 19th century in rural Italy. Workers near the river Po basin used to sing the “Mondine” version of this…

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