Our Beautiful Pia

Maria Pia Innocenzi was born in Grottaferrata (Italy) on July 2, 1948.  On October 31st, 1995, her life was taken in a tragic murder.  This Website was created by her family in memory of her beautiful life.

The 2011-2012 Maria Pia Gratton Award 

The University of Illinois is now accepting applications for the 2011-2012 International Student Fellowship Award.  Deadline is April 4, 2011.  Click here for more information. 

Reflections of Violence

From the moment that Pia Gratton was murdered on the night of October 31st, 1995, there have been an endless barrage of media reports-- both locally and internationally.  Click here to hear how Enrico Gratton's perspective on the media and violence.