Each stage to remember the long and brilliant career. Waiting for her colleagues, friends and fans who were moved and applauded as she passed. Around, the Capital she stopped for a last farewell to the queen of tv: yesterday was the day of the memory of Raffaella Carrà, who died Monday afternoon in the Villa del Rosario clinic in Ponte Milvio where she had been hospitalized for a few weeks. A queue of cars accompanied the coffin until Capitol between applause and tears. Along the streets traveled by the procession, groups of people gathered in many places throwing flowers and greeting the coffin.
Raffaella Carrà, the memory
The long march started from via Nemea, in the Vigna Clara district, where the artist has lived the last few years. A large group of admirers gathered to leave at 4 pm. When the coffin arrived, the emotion dissolved into tears and applause. Still yellow flowers and tickets left on the wide gate: “What a disaster you are going away!” wrote Daniele on a banner. At the helm of the procession ten municipal police officers riding their motorcycles, then the march towards the first stop: the Rai Auditorium of the Foro Italico in Largo de Bosis. Where there was to welcome her Milly Carlucci: «She was the woman of the smile – he said – her way of making a show always aimed at bringing emotion». Then the stop at the studios in via Teulada where the artist (it was 1961) made his debut alongside Lelio Luttazzi with the program “Tempo di danza”.
Here the funeral car went through the gates to reach the entrance covered with yellow roses, her favorites: inside the courtyard, standing employees cheered together with Giancarlo Magalli e Bruno Vespa who could not hold back the tears. The procession continued through the heart of the city to the Teatro delle Vittorie where the show girl conducted the successful programs “Canzonissima” and “Milleluci”. Here too the hearse was greeted by long applause and many moved faces. There was waiting Flavio Insinna who commented: «He taught everyone a lot: he was a beacon».
The procession finally reached the Rai studios in viale Mazzini A viale Mazzini where the director of Rai1, Stefano Coletta she recalled her great determination «in understanding what should be offered to the public, and for her there were two things above all: happiness and serenity. She had no frills, she was from Romagna, straight, direct and with a great desire to live. He lived a very profound epic freedom ». The blue car then continued towards via del Corso and piazza Venezia where as it passed many stopped to applaud.
Colleagues and fans
At 6 pm the mayor Virginia Raggi he welcomed the coffin in the Capitol accompanied by Segio Japino, the artist’s companion and friend, and by the artist’s family. Then the entrance to the funeral home set up in the Protomoteca room among yellow roses and sunflowers. Behind the coffin, a large screen with the most iconic images and photos. Among the colleagues for the last farewell, they arrived in the evening Maria De Filippi, Renzo Arbore e Pippo Baudo. Hundreds of fans also arrived from every region: from Lombardy to Puglia to Calabria. They sang the artist’s most famous songs: «I came to say hello, of course, but also to thank you.
“Thanks Raffaella”: the giant picture of the Carrà in front of the Rai headquarters
The Carrà in the 70s was an inspiration for us women »says Laura moved from Padua:« Her revolution started from dance. I am 65 today and at the time, seeing a woman moving her arms and pelvis on TV in that sensual way freed us. It is also important to tell what he did ». The funeral home will remain open today while the funeral will be celebrated tomorrow at 12 in the church of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli.
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