Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
David Zilberman
University of California, Berkeley
Carl E. Pray
Rutgers University

The Early Years The School of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Naples, where Vittorio Santaniello studied, was considered both prestigious and remote. It was located in Portici, a populous town south of Naples, in the Royal Palace (a summer house of the Bourbons in the 18th century), amidst a wondrous park and a splendid garden. In the 1950s, it was one of the few schools in the University that required rigorous attendance from students to virtually all classes. Vittorio was a conscientious student, and, at the same time, a great believer in the importance of the practice of “student life,” a mixture of bohemian attitudes and worldly behavior. This made Vittorio an enjoyable companion but did not reduce his dedication to his studies and his determination to rapidly pursue academic achievements. Read More. . . .