Caterina Enrica Maria Ghio was born at Piverone (TO), to Nelito Andrea Ghio
fraz. di Sestri Levante, Nov. 5, 1912-La Spezia, Nov. 22, 1969) and Maria Teresa Scotti (Piverone, Jan. 25, 1923).
She graduated at the Classical Lyceum "Lorenzo Costa" of La Spezia in 1962. Married with Giuliano Alagona, mother of a daughter, Claudia, and a son, Andrew.
She has been a member of TCI since 1980; of the Association Il Portone, and of the National Geographic Society since 1985.