23 January 1912Ragusa, Sicily, Italy


20 March 2022Casteldaccia, Sicily, Italy



Gianna Manzo

Gianna Manzo-Caravello was an Italian supercentenarian who was the third-oldest person in Sicily upon her death. Her age has not been validated by LongeviQuest (LQ).

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Manzo was born in Ragusa, Sicily, Italy on 23 January 1912. She married Giuseppe “Pino” Caravello, a marshal in the Carabinieri, and later a journalist and writer. The couple had four children. She was widowed in 1973.

In 2007, aged 95, Manzo moved to Casteldaccia, Sicily, to live with her daughter and son-in-law. At the time of her 105th birthday in 2017, she had seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She died on 20 March 2022 at the age of 110 years, 56 days. The two Sicily residents older than her were Giuseppa Comandè and Francesca Fioriglio.

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Manzo was first recognised for her longevity on her 105th birthday, when she was congratulated by then-mayor of Casteldaccia, Fabio Spatafora. Her 110th birthday was noted by the next mayor, Giovanni Di Giacinto.