Raffaella Carrà’s ties with Caltanissetta, Janni: “As a child she was a guest of her grandparents in via Re D’Italia”

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06 July 2021 09:38

Much has been said and remembered about the wonderful Raffaella Carrà in these days of July 2021, after her unexpected death. Rightly. I would take the liberty of adding something about the people and facts that linked our “national Raffa” to the city of Caltanissetta. Raffaella Carrà (pseudonym of Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni) was born in Bologna to a Romagna father, manager of a bar in Bellaria (a town on the Adriatic coast at the time in the province of Forlì, now in Rimini), and by Iris Dellutri, of a Sicilian family. The parents, however, separated shortly after the wedding and little Raffaella spent most of her childhood between her father’s bar and the ice cream parlor in Bellaria-Igea Marina.
Right here he grew up following the TV show “Il Musichiere”, learning the titles, ballets and refrains of the songs by heart. At the age of eight he left the Romagna Riviera to continue his studies directly in Rome, first at the National Dance Academy, then at the Experimental Center of Cinematography. Of her childhood, which was not easy, Raffaella Carrà said: «Two women, if not three, raised me, even counting the English nurse, very strict. My mom Angela Iris was one of the first women to separate after the war. He never remarried. Nonna Andreina was widowed by a policeman originally from Caltanissetta, whose surname was called Dellutri ».
“As a child, little Raffaella was a guest of her grandparents, in via Re D’Italia” – tells me a friend of mine who lived in Caltanissetta. And Fabio Granata, a well-known politician who now lives in Syracuse, current city councilor for Culture and Cultural Heritage, but who spent his childhood in Caltanissetta, adds: Raffaella was my cousin … her grandfather was my grandmother’s brother. I have a sweet memory of her that tastes good … »In short: we only speak of Raffaella’s Romagna origins, but her talent – as we know – often, very often, has ties with Sicily.
Leandro Janni

Much has been said and remembered by the wonderful Raffaella Carr in these days of July 2021, after her unexpected death. Rightly. I would like to add something about the people and facts that linked our “national Raffa” to the city of Caltanissetta. Raffaella Carr (pseudonym of Raffaella Maria Roberta Pelloni)was born in Bologna to a Romagna father, manager of a bar in Bellaria (a town on the Adriatic coast at the time in the province of Forl, now in Rimini), and by Iris Dellutri, of a Sicilian family. The parents, however, separated shortly after the wedding and little Raffaella spent most of her childhood between her father’s bar and the ice cream parlor in Bellaria-Igea Marina.

Right here he grew up following the TV show “Il Musichiere”, learning the titles, ballets and refrains of the songs by heart. At the age of eight you left the Romagna Riviera to continue your studies directly in Rome, first at the National Dance Academy, then at the Experimental Center of Cinematography. Of her childhood, which was not easy, Raffaella Carr said: Two women, if not three, raised me, even counting the English nurse, very strict. My mom Angela Iris was one of the first women to separate after the war. He never remarried. Nonna Andreina was widowed by a policeman originally from Caltanissetta, whose surname was called Dellutri.

As a child, little Raffaella was a guest of her grandparents, in via Re D’Italia – a friend of mine who lived in Caltanissetta tells me. And Fabio Granata, a well-known politician who now lives in Syracuse, current city councilor for Culture and Cultural Heritage, but who spent his childhood in Caltanissetta, adds: Raffaella was my cousin … her grandfather was my grandmother’s brother. I have a sweet memory of her that tastes good … In short: we only speak of Raffaella’s Romagna origins, but her talent – as we know – often, very often has ties with Sicily.

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