End of a never-too-loved dynasty

(To Gino Lanzara)

Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy dies, and with him (perhaps) an important part of our history ends.

An unaware interpreter of events in which his grandfather and father were protagonists, he cannot be said to have stood out for particular qualities capable of making him known and truly desirable for an emotionally felt return. The Italian people are too different, too much water under the bridge.

The Dirk Hamer affair further darkens his figure, which he himself contributes to debase during his imprisonment for the "Vallettopoli" investigation.

If the Pantheon is there to remember a "gentleman king", still the subject of studies and revisions, Vittorio Emanuele reminds us of dynastic quarrels with the Aosta branch, and that in this fable the Prince did not become, and perhaps did not even live happy and happy.