Italy says goodbye to grande Umberto Eco

MATTEO BAZZI

Men carry the coffin of late Italian author Umberto Eco after his funeral in the courtyard of the 15th-century Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy, 23 February 2016. The non-religious funeral of the writer and academic was held in the courtyard. Eco died at the age of 84 on 19 February, after a battle with cancer.

A short non-religious ceremony at Milan’s Sforza Castle took place on Tuesday, as Italians honored the world renowned writer and academic Umberto Eco


Italy bid farewell to one of the most influential, clever and progressive philosophers of modern history, Umberto Eco.

Known for his critical stand towards religion and the money power, Eco died on Friday at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer. On Tuesday, hundreds of Italians gathered at Milan’s Sforza Castle to pay tribute to one of Italy’s and worlds’ greatest intellectuals. A short non-religious ceremony took place at the Castle.

Umberto Eco was best known for his novels “The Name...


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