Italian Nonna Holds Title of Europe’s Oldest Person


Giuseppina Projetto is one of thousands of Italians over 100 who are still alive today.

At 115, Italy?s Giuseppina Projetto has become Europe’s oldest living person, following the death of a 116-year-old Spaniard.

Ana Vela Rubio, born in 1901, passed away in Barcelona late last year, according to The Local.?

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.”

Giuseppina Projetto, born May 30, 1902.

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.

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