• By Sofia Bettiza
  • BBC News Milan

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Italy is holding a day of national mourning for its four-time prime minister who died in Milan this week

Italy is marking the death of ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with a spectacle befitting the grand soap opera of his life.

The one-time cruise singer who led Italy with no prior political experience built a media empire and had a string of wives and girlfriends.

The Archbishop of Milan will lead Berlusconi’s state funeral in the city’s grand cathedral on Wednesday.

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