Italy 2004 


Okay, we just got back from our trip to Italy and I have posted three galleries of photo here (look at those thumbnails in the left-hand column). I think that the most interesting set, unless you have Vizachero blood in your veins, is Part II.

...The most interesting set to me, however, is Part III which includes the shots of the family we found. My grandfather and great-grandfather emigrated from Caira, which is a small village near Cassino in southern Lazio. Caira is very near the abbey of Montecassino, as you can see in this next shot. Well, maybe you can see it: Caira is at the bottom of the photo and Montecassino is up on the mountain.

...Anyway, we arrived in Caira late on a Friday afternoon and started knocking on doors (with some invaluable help from Sergio Saragosa , the man who literally wrote the history of Caira ). 


Okay, we just got back from our trip to Italy and I have posted three galleries of photo here (look at those thumbnails in the left-hand column). I think that the most interesting set, unless you have Vizachero blood in your veins, is Part II. All of these were shot digitally, mostly on my Canon EOS Digital Rebel but also on my wife's Canon S60. The one above seems to be the favorite of many folks, even though it could have been taken anywhere. I actually took it in Montepulciano during a day-trip. That's my dad and my daughter.

The most interesting set to me, however, is Part III which includes the shots of the family we found. My grandfather and great-grandfather emigrated from Caira, which is a small village near Cassino in southern Lazio. Caira is very near the abbey of Montecassino, as you can see in this next shot. Well, maybe you can see it: Caira is at the bottom of the photo and Montecassino is up on the mountain. This shot was taken from the road from Caira to Terrelle.


Anyway, we arrived in Caira late on a Friday afternoon and started knocking on doors (with some invaluable help from Sergio Saragosa , the man who literally wrote the history of Caira ). By 7:00pm we had visited the households of three cousins, including the incomparably charming Benedetta Meta, daughter-in-law of my grandfather's brother, Antonio.


I'll put some more about this in my genealogy blog when I get a chance, so check there if this interests you at all.
 

Posted: Wed - July 14, 2004 at 07:05 PM          


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