The Swiss press is reporting that, while in Locarno, Italian trio Il Volo devastated their hotel room, smearing urine and feces on the walls. Il Volo strongly deny the scandalous accusations and have threatened to level a lawsuit for defamation.

Yes, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble find themselves in the spotlight but for all the wrong reasons. As Ticino News reports, the trio allegedly trashed their rooms at the Garni du Lac hotel over the weekend. The report claims that, after arriving at the hotel “with two companions” on Friday, the tenors called the three-star hotel “sh*tty” and then proceeded to ransack the rooms. After spending the night, they complained about the quality of their accommodation and moved to a five-star hotel in Ascona. To everyone’s surprise, the cleaning team found everything in disarray, urine in a bowl and feces on the walls.

Il Volo denies the allegation. Gianluca Ginoble said via Twitter that the news is not true and that they have sought advice from their legal team.

Meanwhile, the trio’s PR Danilo Ciotti claims that the tenors were allergic to the carpet in the rooms, which was the object of their complaint concerning the accommodation. This, however, does not explain the alleged vandalism. The press officer vehemently denies the accusations as well, saying it was a misunderstanding.

Gianluca tweeted again today: “Mamma mia, the envy of some people!! Ugh…”

While we take a moment to wrap our head around this unexpected scandal, what do y’all make of this? If proven guilty, will this make you change your “Grande Amore” for Il Volo? If not, you can show your support for the guys with the hashtag #iostoconilvolo (I stand with Il Volo).

UPDATE: Hotels back down, Il Volo vindicated.

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karen walker
karen walker
4 years ago

It is all alot of nonsense!!!!! these boys are too adorable and sweet !!!!

frances van siclen
4 years ago

a mountain out of a molehill, as usual – let the boys sing already !!!!!!

SA Il Volo Fan Base
SA Il Volo Fan Base
5 years ago

This is obviously all rubbish. If you ask me, journalists just generally talk crap to get publicity, good or bad and the hotel probably made these allegations hoping to get some money out of it. I never did and still don’t believe this story. You just have to look at these three guys to know that they would never do something like that. You are talking about three beautiful young men who are building there careers, are incredible singers and, who, I might add, are going right to the top. All I can say to these journalists and to the… Read more »

giorgio
giorgio
5 years ago

wiwiblogs reports news, thats what they do. and the news they report here is that Il Volo deny the acusations. y u so mad bro

Gibson
Gibson
5 years ago

Hard to know what is true & what not true. Only one member of Il Volo was affected by the dust in the carpeting, which could cause vocal problems. The story might have originated with employees,rather than the hotel’s management. Were pictures taken of the “trashed” rooms?Probably not. If some trashing did take place, it probably was minor & involved only one room, one guy. They strike me as being independent. They are not the three musketeers, all for one, one for all. They are skilled performers & businessmen who have formed an alliance. They are interested only in protecting… Read more »

Beverly Olson
Beverly Olson
5 years ago

It’s all lies!!! Anyone who knows the young men of Il Volo never believed it for a single second! The hotelier has now denied the story. Why doesn’t WIWIBLOGGS write about *that*?? And, for the record, *one* of the guys is highly allergic to dust…the dust found especially in hotel carpeting. And, apparently there was an abundance of it in that particularly hotel’s carpeting, because he was affected by it. An allergic reaction to dust can be very injurious to the voice of a singer. Since the men of Il Volo actually do sing (and beautifully, I might add)…and not… Read more »

Azaad
Azaad
5 years ago

Umm okay….

I’m not a member of the Il Volo cult, but I find this hard to believe

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

This is all too high-school-before-graduation-school-trip to me … seriously if there is any hashtag concerning support something worth our minds and hearts, these 3 punks are not on my list of serious concerns … move on they can handle this mess on their own … next?

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

All 3 allergic to the carpet? Hmmm..

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Don’t always believe what you read. Innocent until proven.

Why not focus on reviewing Il Volo’s new album instead of reporting on this rubbish?

christine burlo
christine burlo
5 years ago

Unbelievable as how low some journalists can stoop for some fame in the press ! utterly disgusting #IoStoConIlVolo

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

A good way for a media outlet to get attention to itself is to make up a story and then get the victims to deny it.

Mario Grande EuroFan
Mario Grande EuroFan
5 years ago

What can i say…
I really wonder how this news story was made up..
And WHY should they do that really??
It is totally messed up thing to do & especially for Il Volo..

I have read stories like that with heavy rock nasty bands doing this disgusting thing with destroying their hotel rooms but this a first 4 our visionary world of EuroVision..

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

They are innocent. They’re too busy tanning and grooming.

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

Seems … unlikely. I’m not buying it at this point.