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Woman, 106, celebrates birthday one day early

Irene Pirola born on Feb 19, 1898

28 February, 10:38
Woman, 106, celebrates birthday one day early (ANSA) - Lecco, February 28 - One of the oldest people in Lombardy, Irene Pirola from Colle Brianza near Lecco, celebrated her 106th birthday a day early Friday.

The whole village turned to congratulate Pirola, who was born on February 29, 1898.

"She's lucid, calm, always alert. She hasn't walked for a few years but she's in perfect health although she never takes medicine," said her son, Michele Fumagalli.

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