The journey home has begun. Moments of farewell and emotion yesterday morning and the farewell of Antonio Vilardi’s body from his ‘adoptive family’ in Imola. The coffin of the doctor who was hit and killed by a car left the Imola mortuary around 2pm for Bisignano, the Calabrian municipality where the orthopedist from the Imola Local Health Authority was born 41 years ago. The funeral will take place today in his native land, a funeral at which the director of Impallomeni Orthopedics will be present, as well as a small representation of the department and the operating room of Santa Maria della Scaletta.
Colleagues and friends have been mourning him for days. From the first meeting to remember Vilardi, the very morning after the tragic accident, up to yesterday’s embrace in the mortuary, where dozens of people were present. Many in tears, many who wanted to give the coffin a final caress before he left for Bisignano. colleagues have always described it as “an unbridgeable loss, first of all for the family members and for our operational unit in all its components who in recent years have had the opportunity to appreciate Antonio’s great humanity, availability and high professionalism “.