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June 23, 2017
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Calitri-Around Town

One of the first things we did when we got to town was walk down and sit on a bench in town in front of this statue commemorating Calitri’s fallen soldiers (I think that’s what it’s dedicated to). Sitting there I glanced up the street toward the borgo and reveled in the knowledge that we were […]

June 17, 2017
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Calitri Italy

Twelve years ago we made the trek to Calitri traveling by train and bus to reach this town. A day and a half was not nearly long enough to really explore and we vowed to return and so we did. We flew to Bari, picked up a car and set off.  As we left Puglia and […]

June 10, 2017
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Di Pietro-Melito Irpino

  With the help of Katie Parla’s website and Carla Capalbo’s book The Food and Wine Guide to Naples and Campania we decided to travel to the town of Melito Irpino, located a little over an hour away from Calitri for lunch at Di Pietro. Little did we know when we programmed the information into the gps that we asked […]

February 27, 2017
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Calitri Bound

    It’s been a long time coming, but I can finally say that in just a few months we will be headed to Calitri. Since spending one night there 12 years ago I’ve been longing to return and really get to know the birthplace of my maternal grandparents. Both my grandfather and grandmother emigrated […]

April 7, 2014
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Dreaming Of The South

It’s been six months since I was last in Italy. Leaving is never easy and not a day goes by that I don’t day dream about being there. As much as I am taken with Lucca and the Garfagnana area, I think a trip south is long overdue. I’ve been carrying Carla Capalbo’s book-The Food […]

January 29, 2013
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Calitri Door

I need to return to the birthplace of my grandparents in Calitri, located on a hilltop in the Avellino province of Campania. I hope I can find this red door again…

October 30, 2011
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Calling All Italophiles

Do you dream of some day owning a home in Italy? Can you see yourself packing a few bags and heading off for a few months to your house in the countryside? Maybe you’ll stay for a year or perhaps decide to make Italy your new home. Well, that’s what Valerie and Bryan did. I’ve […]