Italo Falcomatà

Italo Falcomatà (1943 – 2001) was an Italian politician and school and university teacher. Three times mayor of Reggio Calabria, from 1993 to 2001,[1] under his guidance a period known as the Reggio Spring began. From 1970 to 1971, the city of Reggio was the scene of a popular uprising – known as the Moti di Reggio – against the government choice of Catanzaro as capital of the newly instituted Region of Calabria; afterwards there was a period of social and urban deterioration which lasted until the Reggio Spring began. His youngest child Giuseppe Falcomatà is the current mayor of Reggio since 2014.

Italo Falcomatà
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20th Mayor of Reggio Calabria
In office
23 November 1993 (1993-11-23) – 11 December 2001 (2001-12-11)
Preceded byGiuseppe Reale
Succeeded byGiuseppe Scopelliti
Personal details
Born(1943-10-08)8 October 1943
Reggio Calabria, Italy
Died11 December 2001(2001-12-11) (aged 58)
Reggio Calabria, Italy
Cause of deathLeukemia
NationalityItalian
Political partyDemocrats of the Left (1998–2001)
Other political
affiliations
Italian Communist Party (1970–1991), Democratic Party of the Left (1991–1998)
ChildrenGiuseppe Falcomatà

BibliographyEdit

  • Vv. Aa. ...E a Reggio sbocciò la primavera. Italo Falcomatà, il primo dei cittadini, Città del Sole Edizioni, 2012, ISBN 8873516157
  • Oscar Gaspari, Rosario Forlenza, Sante Cruciani, Storie di sindaci per la storia d'Italia, Donzelli Editore, 2009,

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Loria, Danilo (25 July 2015). "Reggio: chi è stato Italo Falcomatà, il sindaco della "primavera reggina" [BIOGRAFIA]" [Reggio: who was Italo Falcomatà, the mayor of the "spring of Reggio Calabria" [BIOGRAPHY]]. strettoweb.com (in Italian).