I live for my children, so my number one rule is I won't go away from home for more than two weeks.
When I was very young, I started trying to sing like the great tenor Mario Lanza; my family used to play his records. We all learn best by imitating others.
A career is like a house: it's made of many bricks, and each brick has the same value, because without any one of them, the house would collapse.
Probably the first time I left Italy was to travel by train to Lourdes. I went with my mother and my grandmother - who was a very religious person - so it was a pilgrimage of sorts. I remember it as a very intense, but beautiful experience.