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Italy’s Oldest Living Person, Domenica Ercolani, Turned 113

Undated photo. source: Gerontology Wiki

LongeviQuest is delighted to share that Italy’s oldest living person, Domenica Ercolani, celebrated her 113th birthday. She is an Italian supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

Domenica Ercolani was born on 3 July 1910, in Urbino, Marche, Italy. In her 113 years of life, she witnessed the monarchy of the Kingdom of Italy, the first and “second” Italian Republic, and ten popes. She also survived three epidemics including the Spanish Flu 1918-1920, SARS 2004, and COVID-19.

She married Cristoforo, who was a railway station manager back then. The couple had two children whom she took care of as a housewife. Mrs. Ercolani liked gardening as she had a vegetable garden and flowers.

Undated photo. source: Gerontology Wiki

On 30 March 2021, she got her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and became one of the oldest people to receive it.

At the time, she was living with her 87-year-old daughter, Alessandra. She is being taken care of by her daughter and grandchildren, Marco and Luca.

LongeviQuest extends our warm greetings to Mrs. Domenica Ercolani and her family for her 113th birthday celebration.

For more information, please view Domenica Ercolani’s Directory Profile here.

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