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Pelosi gets surprise present
House speaker 'thrilled' by grandparents' birth certificates
(ANSA) - Rome, February 16 - US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi got a surprise gift from Chamber of Deputies Speaker Gianfranco Fini on her visit to the Italian lower house: the birth certificates of her grandparents.
''We know how proud you are of your Italian roots,'' said Fini as he handed over the certificates of Pelosi's Abruzzo-born grandfather and her Liguria-born grandmother. ''Oh, Mamma Mia, I wasn't expecting this, it's such a great thrill,'' replied a teary-eyed Pelosi. Pelosi paternal grandfather, Tommaso Fedele D'Alessandro, was born on 11 September 1868 in Montenerodomo near Chieti, Abruzzo.
Her grandmother, Maria Petronilla Foppiani, was born in Rovegno near Genovese in 1894. Fini also gave Pelosi a photo of Montenerodomo in her grandfather's time and a letter from the mayor of Rovegno inviting her to visit her grandmother's birthplace.
Pelosi, the first woman speaker of the US lower house, arrived in Italy Saturday for a six-day visit.