I haven’t written about Calitri in a while. I think I need to go back so I have more insight into the town and can write more about this charming place. Does that sound like a good excuse for a trip to Italy? As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve done a little bit of research into my family’s history there. There’s a lot more information about my grandfather’s family going back into the 1700’s. I decided to check the white pages of the Calitri phone book to see what I could find for the Capossela family. There’s only about 5 or 6 entries with this name and I’ve been thinking about writing each of them a letter (in my fledgling Italian) explaining who I was and that I was searching for relatives. I thought about having my letter translated for me by an “Italian” that I met at school, but I really should stop being so intimidated and write the letter myself! Wouldn’t it be great if one of them actually wrote back to me and I made a connection with a family member? As for my grandmother’s side of the family, practically every other person in town has her surname-Maffucci. I think I’ll save the research on this side of the family until I’m there again and can do some investigating at the town office.