Love in the time of Coronavirus – the modern day Romeo and Juliet, who met from their balcony, have announced that they are getting married.
The pair have been dubbed Romeo and Juliet as they met during Italy’s strict lockdown on their balconies in Verona and started a type of long-distance relationship – similarly to Shakespeare’s tragic heroes.
The pair have confirmed their happy ending and said they have already started planning their wedding.
Paola Agnelli, 40, a lawyer, first spotted Michele D’Alpaos, 38, when they were both on their balconies at 6pm for the community balcony concert designed to keep spirits lifted.
Mr D’Alpaos said to The Times: ‘We are absolutely getting married and all we have to do is set the date.
‘We are considering a ceremony on the large roof terrace of my building, which would make sense since we met on our balconies.’
They met during a community balcony concert, when Paola’s violinist sister, Lisa Agnelli, was playing Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ and Paola was helping with the sound.