The death at the age of only sixty of Alfonso Tortora, owner of the Capri restaurant in Pieve a Nievole, formerly manager of the Centrale in Montecatini, has aroused deep mourning throughout the Valdinievole. The funeral will be celebrated at 10.30 in the Corpus Domini church in via Marruota in Montecatini. A mass will also be celebrated in Sarno, his country of origin, on Saturday morning in the church of Sant’Alfredo and later Alfonsso will be buried in the cemetery of Sarno as he himself wished. “He would not have wanted flowers – say the family members – but donations to the Aisla association of Pistoia”. Here are the coordinates for those wishing to make a donation: Iban IT53N0306913834100000009986, registered to Aisla Pt. “You taught me how to defuse an argument – writes a friend on the restaurateur’s Facebook page – you taught me to laugh even more, you were an example strength and tenacity. You loved life, and that’s exactly why I still don’t understand why all this. Only something bigger could have taken you away, but I’m sure you’re watching us, that you would like to see fewer tears and a few more laughs, like the ones you always made us have, but how can you not feel like this when a great warrior like you leaves?! They don’t know up there how lucky they are now to have you”. Another friend is also overwhelmed by grief. “There were moments to smile and it was life – he underlines – our life made up of beautiful moments. Now is the time to cry and it is death. A common destiny for all of us. You were a great warrior!! You have fought to the end”.