|Giovanni Ciotta, Mayor of Rijeka in the late 19th century
||Researching my family name I came across your reference to an Ivan Ciotta. My family
is from Palermo italy so i found it interesting that a family name would surface
Posted by Dana Ciotta
||In case you are related, it might interest you what is said about the mentioned "Ivan"
Ciotta - Ivan being translated from the italian "Giovanni" :-
"Giving the citizens what they wanted Giovanni de Ciotta was indisputable as
the head of Rijeka from 1872 to 1896 and he used that time to build roads, parks,
modernize waterworks, sewage systems, in short to establish a real European centre.
By its industrial capacity at the beginning of his mandate Rijeka equalled that of
all Croatia, and the mayor was always able to find a way to be a good Hungarian,
to speak Italian and to obey only Kaiser Franz Joseph."
Ivan Ciotta is of course buried in Rijeka, and i happen to have a photograph of the
grave of "Giovanni de Ciotta, the most succesful mayor of Rijeka"