At their best Italians are tenacious, resilient and infinitely curious. These traits are perfectly personified in 76-year-old Leonardo Altobelli who just obtained his tenth university degree in biotechnology.
Leonardo (from Ansa in the Foggia area), is a retired physician, married with children and the ex mayor of his native town Troia.
“There is nothing extraordinary about this,” says Leonardo. “I only study before each test.”
His first degree was in medicine followed by degrees in law, political science, the arts, philosophy, agriculture, science of tourism, history of science, social history and this last one in Biotechnology.
One wonders what he might do next!