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Friday, January 29, 1999 at 01:12:59 (CST)

We have relatives in Pizzoli. The last name is Di Loreto. This is our first time on your web site and we must say that it is nice to read some of the comments from previous writers. We will be looking through more often.
Santino and Tatiana Macaluso
campbell river, bc, CANADA

Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 20:10:42 (CST)

My father Carmine Passante was born in Salle. I have never met anyone from this area outside of my family. My childhood was spent in Astoria, (Queens), New York where a lot of the residents were also from Salle. I was very happy to find Abruzzo on the internet.
Dorothy Passante Free
Monroe, New York USA

Monday, January 25, 1999 at 19:42:22 (CST)

My father was a Longhi from Barete and I still have family there. Your website is very interesting. Ciao
Flora Longhi Stewart
Arlington Heights, Illinois USA

Friday, January 22, 1999 at 19:14:17 (CST)

hi i'm new at this both of my parents are from vasto and the met in batavia new york ther names are Spadacino (could be spelled as Spadaccino, or Spadaccini) and Scafeta. can any one help us find our family tree? my parents are both in their 80's and know they still have family there. Please send any imfo available
thanks so much
michaelspadacino
oakfield, ny USA

Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 10:24:34 (CST)

Fantastic website!!!
Esther Prunella

Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 14:30:07 (CST)

I am enjoying your site and plan to spend much time going through it. Both my ancestral families are from Abruzzo and I recently visited the areas in L'Aquila and found them to be very beautiful, very pleasant to explore, and totally enjoyable. I can't wait to go back. Please write to me if you wish to discuss the Donatelli or DeSabato families or the area in general.
Herman Donatelli
Atlanta, GA USA

Friday, January 15, 1999 at 09:31:41 (CST)

My grandfather came to the United States in 1901. His name was Frederico Rocca. My grandmother stayed behind in Vicoli with five children until there was passage money for her in 1905. My understanding is that she was born in Vicoli (Bettina Falsani) and that my grandparents lived there after they were married. If anyone has links to these families, I would love to hear from you. Old Vicoli was abandoned because of earth tremors and rebuilt. Does anyone know when? Planning a trip to Abruzzo in April '99 to find Old Vicoli.
Priscilla Gemmill
Concord, NH USA

Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 22:18:26 (CST)

Sulmona is my ancestral town!
Christine Settevendemmie Robichaud
Warwick, R.I. U.S.A.

Saturday, January 09, 1999 at 15:27:01 (CST)

PER PIACCERE POTREVVE DIRMI INFORMAZZIONE DELLA FACTORIA DI TORRONE IN TUTTI LA REGGIONI ABRUZZESE -TANTI GRAZIE
ANGELA PALMA MORANTI
MIAMI, FL USA

Friday, January 08, 1999 at 13:31:08 (CST)

I would like to correspond, (Voglio correspondere) with any Balassones in Sulmona, L'Aquila. Particularly descendents of Rita (b.16 Mar 1878), Teodorico (b. 1881), Giovanni (b. 1884) Raffaele (b. 1894). Tante Grazie.
Achille Balassone Calenti
Tucson, Arizona USA

Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 19:32:21 (CST)

Thanks to Abruzzo World Club for your great help in planning my trip this month to Torricella Peligna. I'd never have been able to make the contacts and overcome the language barrier without you. I almost feel like we're neighbors. I look forward to meeting you. E' Mondo poco!
Albert Porreca
Delran, NJ USA

Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 10:42:28 (CST)

I am looking for Nanette DiMonte who lives in Nereto, Abruzzi. She has a wholesale business and she is my mother's first cousin. She is planning to visit Italy in March and we have lost Nanette's address. If anyone knows of her or her address please contact me at lorraine.urban at unisys.com or Lorraineu at YAHOOdotCOM
Lorraine Urban
Ambler , PA USA

Wednesday, January 06, 1999 at 00:27:38 (CST)

I couldn't belieave it when I descoverd this site. I was practly in tears.I am italo-canadese.I have lived in a town called Silvi Marina Teramo,for 5 years in 1987 returned back to Toronto. This past summer I had the privilege to return with my two children 1 of them was born there.We were there for 3 months.I tell you all that the beaches of Florida cannot compare to the beaches of my town Silvi Marina.My husband is not italian but he would love to live in italy.If there is any jobs available for my english speaking husband let us known.I would like to here from anyone from,or who lives in SilviMarina,to MonteSilvano I also speak and write italian.Thanks again for this website .
Tina DiFebo-Geensen
Whitby, Ontario Canada

Tuesday, January 05, 1999 at 17:04:48 (CST)

Sono veramente contento di scoprire questo sito. Sono di Guardiagrele, Provincia di Chieti ma sono nato e vivo in Belgio. E' fantastico vedere che l'Abruzzo piace molto nel mondo. Vi auguro a tutti un fantastico Anno 1999.
Andrea Rullo
La Louvière, BELGIO