Mario Andretti Receives Honorary Citizenship

The legendary race car driver is honored by his hometown of Lucca.

This article, written by Paul Reinhard, appears on The Morning Call.

If you tour all or part of La Villa de Montona, the palatial, 22,000-square-foot Bushkill Township residence of Mario and Dee Andretti, you’ll probably find it difficult to imagine that the home’s owner once lived for three years in one large room of an abandoned college dormitory that was shared by 15 families, separated only by blankets.

Or that the Andretti family — father Alvise, mother Rina, twin brother Aldo and older sister Anna Maria, received a slight upgrade and spent four more years in a two-room attic-type section of the same building that had no running water.

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