Italian composer of Rome theme song dies at 95

ROME (AP) — Armando Trovajoli, an Italian who composed music for some 300 films and wrote a serenade to Rome popular with tourists, has died at age 95.

The city's mayor, Gianni Alemanno, called Trovajoli "the voice of Rome." The Italian news agency ANSA said widow Maria Paola Trovajoli on Saturday announced the death, saying her husband died a few days ago but declining to give the exact date.

Among Trovajoli's hits was "Roma nun fa' la stupida stasera," a romantic melody played for visitors that translates roughly as "Rome, don't act silly this evening."

He also composed scores for Italian hit movies including "Two Women," starring Sophia Loren, and the neorealist classic "Riso Amaro (Bitter Rice.)" A pianist, he played alongside such jazz greats as Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.

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