Video/ Italians 4 minutes of applause for Sergio Mattarela
Before the opening of the opera season at La Scala, the public and VIP guests present honored President Sergio Mattarella with long applause.
Everyone on their feet chanting "Long live the President", while the President himself appeared touched in the box as he occasionally put his hand to his heart as a sign of gratitude.
Several government ministers were present, Ursula von der Leyen as well as the Prime Minister of Italy Giorgia Meloni.
Even Meloni himself expressed his excitement after the 4 minutes dedicated to the president.