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Provinces of Abruzzo

Friday, April 30, 1999 at 20:47:35 (CDT)

Carissimi amici, uno dei miei studenti americani, il migliore, vorrebbe lavorare durante l'estate in Abruzzo. E' un bravissimo ragazzo, e molto simpatico. Studia Economia e Commercio + Italiano. Lo aiutiamo? Grazie, a presto
Corradino
South Bend, Indiana USA

Friday, April 30, 1999 at 20:43:55 (CDT)

I teach Italian and one of my best students, he is American, studies Finance and Italian, would like to find a summer job in Abruzzo. Pescara would be the best. Is there anybody who can help him? Grazie mille, rispondetemi presto.
Corradino
South Bend, Indiana USA

Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 21:19:57 (CDT)

I am looking to make contact with the family of Pasquale Giangiacomo, lived in Francavilla Al Mare. He came to NY in about 1908 and then returned to Francavilla, he had 2 sons stay in the US.Nicola and Joseph, I believe a 3rd son named Anthony returned to Italy with Pasquale, any help will be appreciated.
Don Como

Thursday, April 29, 1999 at 10:20:29 (CDT)

Great web site! Will be traveling to Abruzzo at the end of June 99 and are needing an apartment or house to rent for family of four in Avezzano, can you help?
Deborah Shields
Caldwell, Idaho USA

Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 17:52:36 (CDT)

In August, 1998, my husband and I had the wonderful experience of visiting my mother's "hometown" of Notaresco in Teramo, Abruzzi. I would like to research the DiSabatino family history and would appreciate hearing from any DiSabatinos out there. My mother and her family settled in Philadelphia after arrving in the USA in approximately 1911.
Jeanne Brueggeman
Los Alamos, NM USA

Monday, April 26, 1999 at 22:56:05 (CDT)

My wife's parents were from Vasto which we visited three years ago. Ho studiato Italiano per quattro anni. Nel (sul?) Il Messagio le parole sono molte piccole. Penso che sarrebbe meglio pe tutti se le parole potrebbe un po piu grande cosi che potremmo leggerle piu facile. Grazie! Se non e possibile, grazie nondimeno. ET
Edward Thomas
New York, New York USA

Sunday, April 25, 1999 at 19:03:50 (CDT)

I was born in Rome. My Mother is from Pizzoli, and my father is from Cagnano Amiterno wich is in the Laquila province. My mother's maiden name is Di Loreto and my father's is Di Piero. I would like to hear from anyone who is around the same area.
Sonny & Tatiana Macaluso
Campbell River BC, canada

Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 18:34:26 (CDT)

MY GRANDFATHER WAS FRANK CIARELLI FROM SAN PIO. PAULA ZIEGLER

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA USA

Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 11:34:43 (CDT)

E'fatto bene anche se poteva essere più curato;bravi lo stesso.Grazie per aver portato il nome della nostra regione nel mondo.Ciao
Matera Sergio
Pescara

Tuesday, April 20, 1999 at 08:17:03 (CDT)

My family is from Ateleta,L'Aquila. I visit every year and love it there!!
I am proud to be Abruzzese. I drink, sleep and eat ITALIA !!!
Sandra Colaizzi
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Monday, April 19, 1999 at 17:26:08 (CDT)

Hello, my name is Dina Colella.
I moved to California seven years ago. I was raised in L'Aquila "una cittadina ancora tranquilla".I just got back from a short trip to visit my mother who turned 79 on Easter day.
She lives in San Benedetto in Perillis a tiny little town.
I great place to grow up.
I am very impressed about the site and thanks for sharing the beauties of Abruzzo with however enters this web-site.
Complimenti per la vostra dedicazione ed impegno!!

Dina Colella
San Francisco, CA USA

Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 09:26:21 (CDT)

Ho gia' inviato questo URL a tutti i miei parenti ed amici in giro per il mondo
Lorenzo
Lorenzo Silvestri
Sulmona, Italy

Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 15:16:50 (CDT)

My sister and I will be in Chieti 17/5/99.Grandparents Agostino Toppa, and Falconella Dematteo were from Lettomanoppelo and came to USA in early 1900's Would like to meet any one related to us. Please e-mail.
Frances (Toppa) Moy
Newport, Rhode Island USA

Saturday, April 17, 1999 at 02:23:52 (CDT)

Hello, my paternal side of the family is from Gamberale, I am researching the following names, Sciulli, Schulli, Bucci, Bellisario, Faloria, Varratti, DeAngelo, Thank you.
Linda Sciull
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania United States

Thursday, April 15, 1999 at 20:01:57 (CDT)

great web site. It would be nice to add a phone
directory for the abbruzzo region.
tilde gigliotti
wellesely, massachusetts USA

Wednesday, April 14, 1999 at 17:57:13 (CDT)

Congratulations on a terrific website! I'm looking for information about my great-grandfather: He moved to Philadelphia from Chieti (Casoli) about 1913. Last name: GIOSA. If his family is out there, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact me with any information.
N. Porreca
Vancouver, BC Canada

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paternal grandparents are from abruzzo region. am trying to locate paternal grandfather's relatives who may have come from in or around goriano sicoli.
Sandy L. Falcon
Los Angeles, California United States

Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 19:49:12 (CDT)

An amazing site-just reading all the comments makes me want to go back to Abruzzo. Grandparents from Rapino.
Rose Marie Ippolito Huff
Fountain Valley, Ca. USA

Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 15:21:27 (CDT)

Searching for anyone from Campo di Fano, a small commune located just outside of Sulmona and Prezza. Surnames include Guglielmi, DiPietro, Giammarco and Lostracco. Also searching for my wife, her family is from Villavallelonga also in the L'Aquila region. Surnames include Serafini, Tantalo, Bianchi and DuPonte. If any of this rings a bell feel free to write!!
Fabio Agueci
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Tuesday, April 13, 1999 at 02:15:28 (CDT)

SALUTI A TUTTI VOI, COMPLIMENTI PER IL SITO SULL'ABRUZZO
CIOCCA DAVIDE
L'AQUILA, ITALIA

Monday, April 12, 1999 at 06:45:04 (CDT)

Hallo!
Would anyone have any information on either of my grandfathers: Angelo MAZZELLA (born 1863 in Furci, prov. Chieti) who had sons who migrated to the US in 1920's, or Antonio NANNI (born Gissi, prov. Chieti) who spent 10 years or so in the US in the 1920's? I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for the opportunity to ask.
Anna Nanni
Melbourne, Australia

Friday, April 09, 1999 at 22:00:15 (CDT)

I am interested in hearing from anyone who has family from, or has visited the town of Castiglione Messer Marino, province of Chieti. Family names: DeStefano, Sciartilli, Iacavone, Liberatore; emigrated from Castiglione around 1890-1905.
Michael DeStefano
Philadelphia, PA

Friday, April 09, 1999 at 17:44:16 (CDT)

I was born in a small town called Venere part of Pescina dei Marsi Pr. Aquila. I will be returning with my husband and daughters for the first time in 20 years.
I still keep in touch with uncles and cousins. Can't wait to return to my roots.
Tilde
Wellesley, Massachusetts USA

Thursday, April 08, 1999 at 14:12:24 (CDT)

Just started on the internet.
Much interested in this site.
Barbara Serio(AKA-Patrick-Patricco-Patrica)
Langhorne, PA. U.S.A.

Tuesday, April 06, 1999 at 15:13:20 (CDT)

I am seeking information on my family names, FLAMINI, and Orsini. They are both from Civitella del Tronto
Dennis Flamini
Mt.Laurel, NJ USA

Monday, April 05, 1999 at 21:47:16 (CDT)

I am researching my Abruzzese family: Rastelli or DiCriorio de Teramo (TE), and DiPatrizio de Cermignano (TE). What a wonderful site this is. Io studio italiano e presto o tardi vado a Teramo. Tanti grazie ad Abruzzo2000!

Rose Shields
Atco, NJ USA

Monday, April 05, 1999 at 07:56:08 (CDT)

I am so thrilled to have found this web site. My mother and father's families are both fromthe Abruzzo region. So I know this wil come in very handy. I also was reading the comment about how alot of the abruzzese loose contact. Well that is not the case of the the town of Filetto in Chieti. I grew up in Watertown, Mass. where alot of Filettese seteled and I remember growing up to Filetto picnics and banquets. Well it did stop for a short time but now my generation has brought this tradition back.We know have a Filetto picnic in the summer and a banquet in the spring.
Maria Moore
Hubbardston, MA USA

Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 23:01:02 (CST)

tried to send a note to your board but it didn't recognize my name or password....so... can you tell me how to find an old "guitarra"...used to cut pasta....strung with wire like a guitar and you push the dough through the wires.
Thanx
Barbara
Sacramento, ca usaa

Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 20:54:01 (CST)

BUONA PASQUA A TUTTI GLI ABRUZZESI E SPECIALMENTE I PALENESI
IMELDA
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND U.S.A.

Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 12:55:23 (CST)

Interested in hearing from anyone with interest in Bucchianico, Chieti and history of the Chieti area.
James Trovarello
Philadelphia, PA USA

Saturday, April 03, 1999 at 07:01:28 (CST)

HI everybody!!!
I´m 24 years old and i live in Venezuela with my parents (Dino and Giovina). All my family live in Bellante Teramo.So... Write me soon!!
Ci vediamo!!!
You can write me in spanish and italian too.
Marianna Di Ferdinando
Caracas, Venezuela

Thursday, April 01, 1999 at 08:56:20 (CST)

A very valuable research site.
Would like to make contact with
any DiLoretos and people of Popoli.
Don DiLoreto
McLean, VA USA