At 115, Italy’s Giuseppina Projetto has become Europe’s oldest living person, following the death of a 116-year-old Spaniard.
Her death makes Projetto, who turns 116 in May, the matriarch of Europe.
Born in Sardinia in 1902, Projetto has been dubbed “the grandmother of Italy.”
She is one of thousands of Italians over 100 who are still alive today.
Many scientists have sought to identify the key to Italy’s extraordinary longevity, with suggestions ranging from a Mediterranean diet to hormones to sex.