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In memory of Giovanni Falcone


Giovanni Falcone

Some thoughts (in English) of the children from The Tree of Falcone


Columbus letter on discovery of America


The letter […] was produced in 1493 and is considered of enormous historical importance.
The Columbus letter, which was stolen from Florence’s Riccardiana library, was found in the United States Library of Congress in Washington D.C. […] The United States agreed to return the letter after the Carabinieri art police told them its origins.


Columbus letter on discovery of America recovered


Gino Bartali: a Righteous Among the Nations


Gino Bartali


Emma Morano, the world’s oldest living person

A 116-year-old woman from the northern Italian region of Piedmont, Emma Martina Luigia Morano, has become the world’s oldest person

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Morano was still living alone in her home on her 115th birthday. When asked about the secret of her longevity, she said that she had never used drugs, eats three eggs a day, drinks a glass of homemade brandy, and savors a chocolate sometimes, but, above all, she thinks positively about the future. Morano credits her long life to her diet of raw eggs and being single.


Source image: Giornale di Sicilia


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