The following are notes (slightly edited, and with some photos thrown in) written real time during my visit (visit? It was a great adventure!) to Torricella Peligna in January 1999. The language is a bit stilted but that's just a reflection of the shortcut grammar that "notes" take on. First some background.
My paternal grandparents, deceased, are Camillo Porreca and Camilla Teti. On October 29 1998, I first learned the name of their home town in Chieti from my newly found cousin, Eddie Porreca. I knew no one there, but by the end of December I have planned a trip to Torricella Peligna. I tacked it on to the end of a business trip I would be making to Germany in mid-January. I am grateful for the support of my wife Lee and the help of Piera, my cousins Camille and Adrienne, a family friend Connie who lives just outside of Roma, and my cugina Evelina.