The Roseto Effect: the Italian immigrant people who taught the world the importance of social relationships for health

  • Iker Badiola
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Human beings are social by nature.

Roseto is a small town in the state of Pennsylvania, in the United States.

This urban nucleus was founded entirely by immigrants from a small Italian town located at the foot of the Apennines called Roseto Valfortore.

At the end of the 19th century, the Italian people experienced a great migratory flow and the Rosettes spread all over the world.

A very important group immigrated to the state of Pennsylvania intending to work near a slate quarry. With the passing of the years, the Rosetians founded a whole town that they named Roseto in homage to their origins.

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