The clown character represents one of the most symbolic figures of that magical show which is the Circus. But what has been called “the greatest show in the world” also includes the tamer, the juggler, the acrobat and many other characters with minor but equally characteristic roles. \nEveryone seems to belong to a more carefree world than ours, but unfortunately life, even to them, does not always smile. And that’s how, put aside the emotions and personal mood, these artists take to the track every time giving the best of themselves to entertain the public of young and old. And when they cry they do it secretly.
Perhaps because of their privacy many have chosen to rest, at the end of their earthly life, right in the basement of the Bussolengo cemetery, a more unique than rare case. Hidden from the eyes of most, and accessible only by those who know its secret, the chapels of the largest circus families also exhibit several stage photographs alongside the classic photo of the deceased artist. Reading the names one realizes that these are protagonists who have made the history of the major Italian circus dynasties.
And that all of them consider themselves part of a single large family is testified by the inscription on the tombstone of Rosina Gerardi in Casartelli: “My children, come as late as possible. But we will still be united and forever.”