In the town of Ascoli Piceno, a state funeral was held in a local gym, a basketball net the backdrop of the altar.
Thirty-five coffins adorned with flowers and framed photographs sat in three rows for victims from the town of Arquata del Tronto.
Taped at the foot of each coffin was a white paper bearing the name of the deceased.
Before the ceremony, family members clustered around each coffin; at one, a teenager sat beside it on the floor, weeping inconsolably. One family encircled a coffin with peach-colored flowers and held each other in a long embrace.