A woman who fell in love at first sight with a man she saw from her balcony amid lockdown in a scenario of reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet has revealed how the man professed his intentions.
Paola Agnelli, 39, explained how Michele D’Alpaos, 38, who reside across the road in Verona, Italy caught her attention, after which she painted her name on an old sheet, placing it on the roof of a building for him to see.
Paola Agnelli, 39, was helping her sister with the sound system when Michele D’Alpaos, 38, laid eyes on her from his balcony
The couple, told Radio 4’s Today program they both laid eyes on each other on stepping out onto their balconies to witness a community concert aimed at keeping the spirits lifted.
Among the performing was Lisa Agnelli, Paola’s sister who version of Queen’s We Are the Champions caught the attention of Michael from across the street. Paola described how the music was like an arrow when she sighted D’Alpaos on the 6th floor of her apartment where she lives with sister and mother.
Paola described how the music was like an arrow when she sighted D’Alpaos on the 6th floor of her apartment where she lives with sister and mother
‘The 1st time I spotted Michele, it was undeniably loved at first sight and it was the same for him too. Our eyes met with each other and the atmosphere was romantic.’ Paola explained.
Paola’s real-world Romeo agreed to the aforementioned, revealing how love was given birth to after he discovered that Ms. Agnelli was known by Sister Sylvia from the gym.
‘On a daily basis, I play the violin on the balcony, but on March 17, my sister had to assist with the audio. Michele spotted her and fell in love while playing We Are The Champions.’ Lisa told BBC Radio 4.
Mr. D’Alpaos, however, embarked on some investigative task and tracked down Paola’s Instagram account and the couple started messaging until 3 a.m where he admitted being like teenagers in love.
In an attempt to profess his love, D’Alpaos went on to erect a big banner on the top floor of his building with Paola written boldly on it. Their neighbors have, on the other hand, been making deviations to catch sight of the declaration of love.
In an attempt to profess his love, D’Alpaos went on to erect a big banner on the top floor of his building with Paola written boldly on it
Interestingly, the pair, both unmarried have lived opposite each other for most of their lives but have never met properly apart from a chance meeting.