Farewell to Raffaella: applause and emotion for the queen of TV, the pain of Japino

Death Carrà – The funeral procession from home to Rai, then the funeral home at the Capitol – The coffin in the most significant places for the artist’s career

Roma – The whole of Italy mourns the death of Raffaella Carrà, who passed away on 5 July at the age of 78 due to an illness that had afflicted her for some time. And to pay homage and bid farewell to the queen of Italian television, this afternoon in Rome amid crowds of people and applause, a long procession that touched the places of “his” Rai. Then the funeral parlor at the Capitol.


The funeral parlor at the Capitol

The procession started at 4 pm from the Roman house of the great artist, in via Nemea 21. First stop at the Rai Auditorium of the Foro Italico in piazza de Bosis, a historical place where for years, between 1995 and 2008, he went to wave “Carramba!”, a very successful television program in which Raffaella Carrà has managed to happily hybridize variety and truth TV.

The funeral procession for Raffaella Carrà

The coffin at the Rai auditorium of the Foro Italico

The second stop is in via Teulada 66, in front of the television studios where Raffaella Carrà made her great debut alongside Lelio Luttazzi in 1961 with the program “Tempo di danza”. A few years later, in 1983, the same studios then hosted “Pronto, Raffaella?”, A very successful program that filled the Italian television noon with quizzes for the competitors from home, choreography and moments of music.

The coffin of Raffaella Carrà at the Rai studios in via Teuladia

The coffin at the Rai studios in via Teulada

The procession then moves to another place particularly significant for the career of the queen of Italian television, the theater of the Victories. Here Raffaella Carrà has worked on many programs including “Mille Luci”, alongside the singer Mina, and “Canzonissima” between 1970 and 1971 paired with Corrado. And right at the Teatro delle Vittorie the last program conducted by Raffaella Carrà was created, “You begin to tell stories”.

The crowd in front of the Teatro delle Vittorie

The crowd in front of the Teatro delle Vittorie

A stop at the Rai headquarters in Viale Mazzini could not be missing. Subsequently, the procession headed towards the Capitol where the funeral home was set up which will remain open from 6pm to midnight on Wednesday 7, then from 8 to 12 and from 6 to midnight on Thursday 8 and finally Friday 9 from 8 to 11. .


Virginia Raggi and Sergio Japino

To accompany the coffin along all the stages of the Roman procession, crowds of people who, amid applause, gave their last farewell to the queen of Italian television. Moved ex-partner Sergio Japino.

The coffin of Raffaella Carrà in the Campidoglio

The coffin at the Capitol

Rai will broadcast live from 12, including the funeral which will take place on Friday 9 July in the church of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli.

July 7, 2021

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