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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 […]

January 28, 2011
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So You Want To Be Italian?

We came upon this statue as we wandered around Calitri (the birthplace of my grandparents) during our very brief visit there a few years back. It was built in honor of those from this small hilltop town in the Avellino province of Campania who left their hometown in search of a better life. Many of […]

November 11, 2010
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Calitri Revisited

I was looking through my photos this morning when I came upon the all the pictures from our 2005 very brief trip to Calitri (in the Avellino province of Campania)-the birthplace of both of my grandparents. Back when we decided to visit Calitri, there was almost no information available on line. I struggled to find […]