MILAN - Angelo Moratti was a protagonist of the Italian economy and the president of the legendary Great Inter side of the 1960s. From this afternoon, the square facing the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan's San Siro district bears his name.
On stage with mayor of Milan Letizia Moratti, and councillor responsible for the arts Vittorio Sgarbi at the naming ceremony were Angelo Moratti's children Adriana, Gianmarco, Bedy and Massimo, accompanied by his wife Milly and Gioia. Natalino Moratti was unable to attend.
Joining numerous political and institutional personalities at the ceremony were Inter vice president Rinaldo Ghelfi, managing director Ernesto Paolillo, vice managing director Stefano Filucchi, technical director Marco Branca, members of the board of directors and Javier Zanetti, who represented the first team.
Great Inter stars Sandro Mazzola, Luis Suarez, Angelo Domenghini, Mario Corso, Gianfranco Bedin, Aristide Guarneri, Spartaco Landini and Mrs Giovanna Facchetti joined in the long applause when the Piazzale Angelo Moratti road sign, placed on the gate at the main entrance of the stadium, was unveiled.
"It's a special day for all our family," said Massimo Moratti. "It's always very emotional to remember our father and follow every day all the illuminating advice he gave. It's even more moving to be here today for this ceremony because it's the day of his birthday, which we usually celebrated together.
"Milan is a city that doesn't forget. It's a city with a memory. This was one of dad's teachings and it must be remembered now because Milan must remember those whom it welcomes every day."