The filmmaker would be cremated in a private ceremony.
The older of the two brothers, Vittorio, was a law student at the University of Pisa, but dropped out after he became inclined towards cinema.
Before directing "A Man for Burning", their first feature in 1962 with Valentino Orsini, the Taviani brothers also wrote and directed short films. The duo also served as screenwriters.
Always working in partnership, the brothers took turns to direct alternate scenes in their films, with the other watching.
They produced their final film together - "Rainbow: A Private Affair" last year.
According to the Repubblica newspaper, the Taviani brothers were regarded as the master filmmakers of Italian cinema, who narrated the history, reality and contradictions of Italy since the 1960s.
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