Thousands of people packed into a sports hall in the southern Italian town of Pozzuoli today to mourn the 38 people who died when a coach plunged nearly 100 feet off a motorway viaduct.
The names of the victims were read out aloud, before the local Catholic bishop called on the authorities to uncover the cause of the accident to ensure it would never happen again.
Grieving families crowded around the coffins of the victims which were stretched across the room.
ITV News correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:
The Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta, who cut short an official visit to Greece, was among the estimated 4000 mourners at the service during a day of national mourning.
Many of the victims, including children, came from the same town situated just outside Naples.
The coach hit several vehicles before smashing through a motorway barrier and plunging down a slope on Sunday night.
An autopsy has been ordered on the body of the driver, who died in the accident, while investigators have also been examining the wreckage of the bus to ascertain what caused the accident.
On Monday, families of the victims were required to identify their loved ones at a makeshift mortuary at a local school gymnasium.