Supercentenarian who became the oldest living person in Italy and one of the oldest living people throughout the world as well. She attributed eating raw eggs and not being in a relationship since 1938 to her ability to live a long life.
She grew up in a family as the oldest of eight children.
In 2011, she was awarded the Knight of Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Giorgio Napolitano.
Her only child died at just six months old in 1937.
She and Jeanne Calment both lived past 110 years of age.