The oldest person in Italy, Domenica Ercolani, born in Urbino and a housewife all her life, died on Friday in Pesaro, in the Marche region, at the age of 113, reports the Italian news agency, ANSA, on Sunday.
Born in the cultural city of Urbino in the Marche on July 3, 1910, Domenica Ercolani married a stationmaster and never left the province of Pesaro-Urbino. His daughter, Alessandra Rupalti, aged 87, was by his side until the end of his life, writes ANSA, quoted by Agerpres.
Ercolani never took medication and never suffered from incapacitating diseases. Her doctor declared that she “had an exceptional physique”. The last of five siblings, Domenica Ercolani had two children.
She lived her life around the house, waking up at seven, having a hearty breakfast and then listening to Teleradio Padre Pio for the rest of the day. Ercolani never refused a glass of wine, combined with light meals.
Her door was always open for those who visited her and she used to say “you live better if you are good”, according to ANSA.