Italy has turned in a long and emotional goodbye to its great diva, the unforgettable and beloved Raffaella Carrà, who died on Monday at the age of 78.
The events, which will last three days, began this Wednesday, with a final journey full of symbolism. The funeral procession toured Rome and the RAI studios, the temples of spectacle in which Raffaella was born as a star in the seventies. Afterwards, the procession went to the Town Hall, where the burning chapel has been installed.
Thousands of people queue to say goodbye to her. They prostrate and cry before the austere wooden box with a small bouquet of yellow roses in which the remains of the artist rest.
Many are those who today mourn not only the singer, but also what she symbolized, a breath of freedom and life, which became an inspiration for the homosexual movement.
“She was a woman, artist, singer, actress and capable of moving mountains that politics could not move in many years -said Alessandro, who poses with a Raffaella Carrà doll in his hands-. He created magic around him and with that magic he achieved more than the official institutions, which have not contributed anything. “
“I think he was a person worth crossing in life, even if he had not been famous. For his humanity, for his talent, for his courage and his ability to help others”, affirms another man.
Excited, Italians come to say goodbye to the mythical blonde who with self-confidence and humor delighted half the world. The refrains of his dance songs conquered the heart not only of Italy and Spain, but also of Latin America.
Thousands of people are expected to parade through the hall to say their last goodbye. The funeral will take place this Friday.