ITALY: Poet's Funeral

Out the ornate gates of the Villa Vittoriale on the western slopes of Lake Garda one day last week rumbled a gun carriage bearing the body of Italy's poet, prince, lover, soldier and No. 1 eccentric, 74-year-old Gabriele D'Annunzio, Prince of Monte Nevoso, who had died two days before. Beside the carriage walked Premier Mussolini and the poet's estranged wife, the Duchesse of Gallese. Up the tortuous, winding road to Gardone di Sopra wound the procession, through lanes of mourners standing with upraised arms. In the little Church of San Nicolao the...

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