Family, fans and government ministers have gathered for the funeral of Italian author Umberto Eco in Milan.
He was best known for his international best-seller “The Name of the Rose.”
Eco had been battling cancer and died on Friday.
His grandson Emanuele spoke about how proud he felt to have Eco as a grandfather and thanked him for the things they did together.
After the one hour-long ceremony at Sforza Castle, the crowd cried out Eco’s name while applauding as the coffin was carried out.