Sandra Milo, ing of the Funeral Chapel in the Capitol

Even today she kept herself waiting on her last stage, as all great divas should. The body of Sandra Milo, who died yesterday in Rome at the age of 90, has just arrived at the funeral home set up for her in the Capitoline Hill, which remains open until 7 p.m. this evening, and accompanies the coffin that arrived irregularly half an hour late surrounded by white roses are the three children Debora Ergas, Ciro and Azzurra De Lollis, who are welcomed by the Councilor for Culture of the City of Rome, Miguel Gotor. In addition to her photo, which shows her beautiful and smiling, there is also a picture of Padre Pio and a Madonna with holy water.

“My mother was first and foremost a mother, a free woman, a big head.” As Deborah Ergas, near his brother Ciro De LollisToday at the funeral home he remembers his mother, the actress Sandra Milo. “I am also a journalist and have often found myself on the other side of the barricade, just like you. Today I'm from here,” she says emotionally, “I thank Mayor Gualtieri, who wanted to pay this tribute to my mother.” always lived in Rome. Here she found her happiness, her success, but above all the love of the public. My mother always shared everything: joys, pains, advancements, failures, because life has these too. She always paid for her mistakes in the first person. And she never bragged about her achievements. Cinema – she continues – sometimes praised her, sometimes forgotten her, as well as other artistic areas, but we know that she sowed only love and generosity. She left this world without even owning a home because she always donated her income to those who needed it most. Because she is a woman displaced during the war, she grew up with a mother, a grandmother and a sister, earning a living for herself and the rest of her family since she was 12 years old. From then until the day before yesterday he always worked. She never stopped, she raised three children in complete solitude. “That,” he reflects, “was for us an endless example of dignity, of independence, of a free mind, because my mother always fought for civil struggles, the last one, against violence against women in the 60s, when no one was fighting yet talked about it. for the right to divorce, for women's self-determination, for the right to a career and equal pay. Until the end of her life, she fought for everyone to have the freedom to leave this world when and how they wanted. And for animal rights: Mother saved two dogs that are now at home, and they were all crying yesterday.” And again she says with emotion: “My mother was first and foremost a mother, a free woman, a big head, a Woman of culture who, although the war prevented her from obtaining a degree, never spent a day in her life without reading. As long as her eyes allowed it, that is, until a few days ago, she asked for her paper copy of the Corriere della Sera every morning. Being close to her brother, I would like to thank all the journalists who said very nice things about her, she says, the TV shows, my wonderful Rai and Alberto Matano, who was the only one who knew how bad she was, but kept the news to himself kept. From today on you are my brother.” “She was a sincere, true mother, very present with us. “Part of me went there with her,” adds her brother Ciro, at her side. “She was beautiful, sweet, fearful and had unusual patience.” He did everything for us. I shook her hand until the end.” After tomorrow's funeral, Sandra Mille will “rest in the Verano cemetery.”

“Sandra Milo was a friend and citizen of Rome, and the mayor Roberto Gualtieri wanted to pay tribute to her by giving her the most prestigious space, the Protomoteca Hall,” said Miguel Gotor, City Councilor for Culture of the capital of Rome, at the opening this morning of the funeral home in Campidoglio for Sandra Milo, who died yesterday at the age of 90. From Milo, says Gotor, “we remember the great humanity, the sympathy, the irony. But we certainly remember one of the greatest Italian actresses of the second half of the 20th century, who linked her life and professional experience with the greatest directors who wrote the history of our cinema. Starting with Federico Fellini, as part of this masterpiece that is Otto e 1/2. Rome will do everything to remember her, because her history, her biography, her stay here on earth deserve it.”

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