A moved and silent crowd yesterday in Rome, at the Argentina Theater, gave their last farewell to Franca Valeri, the great actress, director, playwright and writer who died last Sunday. It was at the Teatro di Roma, in 2014, that she performed for the last time with the piece ‘Insatiable Empress’ of which she was the author and protagonist. ” And it was she – as the deputy mayor of Roma Capitale, Luca Bergamo recalled – who chose the stage for Argentina. The coffin was placed between the stage and the proscenium. As if to give his last farewell. To receive the last applause ”. A luxuriant stage of flowers and perfumes, dim lights. And next to the crowns of the Municipality of Rome and the Municipality of Milan, a pillow that her friend and actress Sophia Loren wanted to send her from Switzerland, a pillow of pink roses and orchids. Among present the former mayor of Rome Francesco Rutelli accompanied by his wife Barbara Palombelli, Leopoldo Mastelloni and Simona Marchini, Caterina D’Amico, the prince-actor Urbano Barberini, the representatives of the animal rights association Franca Valeri onlus, Kaspar Capparoni and Pino Strabioli .