The oldest person in Europe passed away last week at the age of 116.
Known as the “nonna of Italy,” Projetto credited her long life to eating chocolate every day and a positive attitude.
Maria Giuseppa Robucci is 116 years old and lives in Sardinia. In 2015, she gained the title of Italy’s oldest mayor when she was made honorary mayor of Poggio Imperiale.
Robucci’s advice for longevity is less fun than Projetto’s, but backed by science. Robucci said that by abstaining from alcohol and cigarettes, she reached her old age.
Robucci has five children, nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. She also told the local paper Foggia Today that she loves to eat bread and tomatoes.