They ask in Italy to rename a RAI auditorium in honor of Raffaella Carrà


Rome, Jul 6 (EFE) .- The Italian presenter Milly Carlucci and the author of the lyrics of famous songs Giulio Rapetti, known as “Mogol”, have asked the Italian public television (RAI) to change the name of the studios of their Auditorium in Rome in tribute to Raffaella Carrà, who died yesterday at the age of 78.

The petition has been launched by Carlucci in the last hours on social networks and a collection of signatures in favor of this initiative has already begun on a well-known web platform.

In that auditorium, located in the Foro Italico in the Italian capital, Raffaella Carrà recorded some of his most successful programs such as “Carràmba! Che Surprise” or “Carràmba! Che Fortuna”.

“I am watching with emotion ‘Carràmba! Che surprise’ in RAI Uno, it would be nice to rename the Auditorium RAI of Foro Italico in homage to the great Raffaella Carrà,” Carlucci, who has also worked in that same space, commented on social networks.

Mogol, president of the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE), said that “not many words are needed to explain what Raffaella Carrà has represented for television” in Italy, according to Italian media.

“Carrà is an absolute excellence that has given prestige to the company and our country in the world. I hope that this proposal, supported by the 100,000 SIAE associates that I represent, be well received,” he added.

This Tuesday, choreographer Sergio Iapino, Raffaella Carrà’s ex-partner, asked that the artist’s fans dedicate “one last virtual farewell” to him on Friday, although he did not give details of how it could be done.

“I make an appeal: I ask all its ‘fans’, in Italy, in the world, in the churches of small towns and in those of large cities, to gather at 12.00 on Friday to offer all together the last virtual farewell to Raffaella “, expressed Iapino, in statements collected by the Italian agency ANSA.

The funeral of Carrà, born with the name of Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni in Bologna (Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy) on June 18, 1943, will be this Friday at 12.00 local time (10.00 GMT) in the church of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, located in the Plaza del Campidoglio, where the Roman consistory is located, sources close to the family informed Efe today.

Before, at the City Hall, the burning chapel will open from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, after a funeral procession that will begin at his home in Rome.

The death of “La Carrà” was unexpected, after a long illness of which no details have transpired, while in Italy the farewells to the multifaceted artist have been happening since yesterday afternoon, with special programming on television and endless messages in social networks.

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