Farewell, Umberto Eco

Local authorities, celebrities and hundreds of common citizens gathered in Milan to bid farewell with Italian philosopher and author Umberto Eco.

Eco’ s funeral was held in Milan’s iconic Sforza Castle. It is not far from the home of the icon.

Eco passed away at the age of 84 on Friday night.

VANNA PAOLI, Film Director
“Eco was my professor. I would never have missed being here today. He was a point of reference, he taught me how to analyze society, to criticize to understand life.”

Piero Gelli, Essayist and Former Editorial Director
“We had been good friends since 1965. He is one of the most important intellectuals that Italy has ever had, and one with an extraordinary international gaze.

Eco is renowned in the world for his bestsellers The Name of the Rose, translated into nearly 50 languages, and Foucault’s Pendulum. He is also a professor of semiotics.

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