Giovanni Padalino was born in 1881 in Foggia. He was lively, intelligent, generous, friendly and he had a good sense of humor. He studied Medicine at the university of Naples. He got a degree in Medicine and worked as a doctor at “Santa Croce” hospital in Fano. He looked after people living in the area around the harbour and the railway station. He had a big and rich family who owned a lot of land in Puglia. He was the first of nine children but the only one to go to university. He married Elda Rieti in 1909 and had three children. Giovanni Padalino died in 1972 in Fano. We remember Giovanni Padalino because he was a kind and brave man. During the war, he risked his life to save a pregnant woman. The child he saved was named Giovanni after him. As a doctor he helped poor people and became famous because he didn't want any money from them. He also created a hospital for them in Fano. This hospital became an important college called “Collegio dei Carissimi” that is our school today. We are very happy and proud to be part of this school.