Liliana de Curtis, the funeral in Naples: the final applause of the Rione Sanità for Totò’s daughter

“Mother I like you assaje”. With these phrases, spoken in full emotion, Elena Anticolí de Curtis stated his final goodbye to his mom Liliana de Curtis, the daughter of the unforgettable Totò, who died in Rome, after an extended sickness, final Friday (June 3) on the age of 89. In latest instances, collectively along with her daughter Elena, who right this moment takes the lead on the head of the inspiration devoted to her grandfather, she has fought for the creation of a museum devoted to the reminiscence of the nice Totò, who nonetheless awaits his demise right this moment. gentle.

The funeral ceremony, carried out by Don Michele Espositooccurred this morning within the church of Santa Maria ai Vergini in Rione Sanità, proper the place the prince of laughter was baptized as a toddler, within the presence of household, buddies, establishments but additionally many voters of the neighborhood who, even right this moment, brings within the coronary heart the reminiscence of Totò and Liliana.

The arrival of the coffin, which arrived this morning from the capital, was accompanied by thunderous and emotional applause of these current outdoors the church that overlooks the Palazzo dello Spagnuolo, the place the long-awaited Totò museum needs to be born.

Through the non secular perform, the poem “Sarchiapone and Ludovico” learn by Liliana was carried out by her niece Elena Anticoli De Curtis. On the finish of the funeral ceremony, the physique was transferred to the Nuovissimo cemetery deposit, whereas tomorrow it will likely be buried within the Santa Maria del Pianto cemetery subsequent to the daddy’s tomb.


«Liliana and Totò – stated the son Antonello Buffardi de Curtis – They’ve all the time been in love, all their lives. Liliana was Grandpa Totò’s best love. “His motto – continues Antonello – was love and assist, he beloved his land, particularly this excellent section of Naples that’s the Rione Sanità”. A love, Liliana’s for her neighborhood, which remains to be alive right this moment within the reminiscence of family and friends.

«We met 25 years in the past – bear in mind the goddaughter conte pineapple – got here on the lookout for me figuring out that I maintain the minors within the neighborhood. He noticed his father within the youngsters, he actively participated in our actions: he helped the little ones and the households of the neighborhood so much, with out ever realizing it.». On the identical time, over time, Liliana has fought a number of instances to create, within the neighborhood the place the nice Totò was born, a museum devoted to the prince of laughter.

«Even lately, the place the well being scenario had turn into harder, it has all the time been a priority of his – explains the actor good friend Enzo Decaro – not having a bodily place to gather Totò’s ideas, instruments and writings doesn’t give Naples credit score, we hope that the “distractions” of the previous could be rewarded. Her daughter was very thinking about making her father recognized not solely as Totò but additionally as Antonio de Curtis: poet and thinker.».

Thus, with the disappearance of his daughter Liliana, the controversies reignite for individuals who have been asking for years to be granted -through the museum- the simply recognition of some of the illustrious sons of the town. «I hope that the indispensable and obligatory theme of a museum in honor of Totò will lastly be outlined» clarifies the deputy mayor of Naples, Mia Filippone, current right this moment on the funeral ceremony. Whereas the case ignites, as soon as once more, nice diatribes additionally among the many meanders of the San Giacomo Palace. «Liliana De Curtis, the daughter of the nice Totò, left with out seeing the museum devoted to her father constructed. Naples is a disrespectful metropolis with its youngsters and its symbols. We hope that that is now acknowledged and we will rapidly attain a aim that’s as pure as it’s extremely unfulfilled.» municipal councilor Catello Maresca thunders.

A path of controversy that goes from politics to the streets of Naples. In actual fact, there are lots of residents, current right this moment at Liliana’s funeral, who strongly request the creation of the museum devoted to the prince of laughter. After greater than 20 years of guarantees, bulletins and financing, the thought of ​​creating an area devoted to Totò contained in the Palazzo dello Spagnuolo nonetheless appears stalled: “Now it is a joke, however we wish to imagine in miracles.” feedback, between hope and bitterness, his nephew Antonello Buffardi de Curtis.

Whereas the proprietor of the close by home the place Totò was born, Giuseppe de Chiara, trusts the brand new municipal administration to counteract the abandonment that’s the background of the facade of the constructing the place Totò was born.. He additionally hopes that “a connection could be created between the home and the museum”, additionally in relation to the present vacationer circulation within the capital of Campania.

On the identical time there are these like Giovanni Marotta, a condominium of the Palazzo dello Spagnuolothat they might even be prepared to open their doorways to pay a good tribute to the unforgettable Totò. «We hope that this museum will open – says Giovanni – but when the Municipality, the Area and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage don’t grant the concessions, I’m prepared to supply my condo within the Palazzo dello Spagnuolo to the prince. In an effort to carry his identify excessive to draw individuals from throughout Italy and the entire world to our neighborhood, so that everybody is aware of how noble this district is.».

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