Inside the last interview released to Chiara Rai in December 2019 during the web broadcast “Officina Stampa” and the video service dedicated to Claudio Ciocca
The funeral on 1 September, at 3.30 pm in front of the town hall. Mayor Andreotti: “It was a living monument to the irony and good taste of Grottaferratese. It will be very missing ”
GROTTAFERRATA (RM) – This morning he passed away at the age of 89 Claudio Ciocca famous restaurateur of Grottaferrata where he carried on a tradition started in the eleventh century. in the culinary field and known worldwide.
Ma Claudio Ciocca he was also famous as an actor for having participated above all in films such as “Rehearsal”, “Casanova”, “The city of women”, “And the ship goes”, “The interview”, “Ginger and Fred” all stones milestones of Italian cinema that bear the signature of Federico Fellini, the director par excellence.
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It is precisely at the historic Grottaferrata restaurant “Al Fico” that Claudio met the master of cinema who, when he was shooting in Cinecittà, went to the castle town every day for lunch and dinner and often brought with him most of the workers of his films.
And just “Al Fico”, which many times, to the set designers, between one course and another, Federico Fellini he drew sketches or hypotheses of sets. And many suggestive scenes of his films were born, therefore, on cloth napkins and on the tablecloths of the Fico.
Grottaferrata loses a figure like few people find today, that of Claudio Ciocca, capable of maintaining the high family tradition in the field of catering, which began 500 years ago and, at the same time, being able to act as an actor under the direction of a great master such as Federico Fellini.
The last interview released a Chiara Rai in December 2019 during the web transmission transmitted by the Black Jack Cafè of Squarciarelli “Officina Stampa” where Claudio Ciocca he retraced the most crucial moments of his life and recalled many anecdotes he had with the great director.
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The funeral on 1 September, at 3.30 pm in front of the town hall. Mayor Andreotti: “It was a living monument to the irony and good taste of Grottaferratese. It will be very missing “
The City of Grottaferrata in mourning for the disappearance, which took place today, at the age of 89, of Mr. Claudio Ciocca, a well-deserving citizen, famous restaurateur, owner of the historic Osteria del Fico and actor, partner of Federico Fellini.
The mayor Luciano Andreotti and the municipal administration of Grottaferrata share in the pain of his wife, family and numerous friends.
The religious funeral will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 1 September at 3.30 pm, in public form, outdoors, in Piazzetta Eugenio Conti, in front of the municipal residence.
The words of Mayor Andreotti: “It was a living monument to irony and good taste in Grottaferratese”
“I learn with great sadness the news of the death of my dear friend, Claudio Ciocca, a worthy citizen of Grottaferrata. The Grottaferratese community loses a great and good person, a great local entrepreneur who, with his historic inn, has been able to refresh entire generations of fellow citizens and guests who have come to our city over the years “said Mayor Andreotti with a note on his Facebook page published immediately after becoming aware of the incident.
“Among them numerous actors, almost all the best known and most loved faces, from the golden age of Cinecittà. Above all Federico Fellini who knew, appreciated and liked Claudio to the point of transforming him into one of his characters. Huge pride for dear Claudio, who has thus also become a great and authentic artist of auteur cinema. A joyful “mask” of which – especially for those like us who had the joy of attending him – Claudio has made his friends, the many customers of the Osteria del Fico and Grottaferrata all participate, becoming himself a living monument of irony and of the typical good taste of our territory “. “Goodbye Claudio – concludes Andreotti movedly – we will miss you very much”.