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Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 17:21:53 (CDT)

Just found this guestbook & think it is great. My parents are from Fara Filiorum Petri, Prov. of Chiete. I would like to know who I would go about getting my mother's birth certificate. Can anyone advise. Thank you
Giselda Cavallucci
Binghamton, NY USA

Sunday, August 29, 1999 at 15:39:59 (CDT)

siamo nato in guilmi il 28-01-1927 e il 31-09-1931. salutiami a tutti guilmi
Fillippo Lizzi e Maria Racciatti
Buenos Airees, Argentina

Friday, August 27, 1999 at 14:55:49 (CDT)

From 7th october "Radio Chat". Radio L'Aquila 1 in Real Audio and chat via IRC. Live music from the greatest internet-cafe of Abruzzo.
Massimo Aglietti
L'Aquila, Abruzzo Italy

Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 13:30:51 (CDT)


Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 13:23:12 (CDT)


Thursday, August 26, 1999 at 10:42:02 (CDT)

Veramente un sito interessante, ho scoperto delle zone dell'Abruzzo tramite Voi, ho visitato quasi tutta la regione e' bellissima! localita' fantastiche luoghi da rivedere il prossimo anno. Siamo vicini come distanza tra le due regioni. Comunque il sud italia e' tutto da scoprire. Invito a tutti i residenti all'estero di venire nel sud e principalmente in Abruzzo ed in Calabria. Un saluto a tutti gli emigrati del Sud Italia, ritornate spesso!!!.

Wednesday, August 25, 1999 at 11:38:35 (CDT)

I'm new to the site and have only recently found a deep desire to find out more about my roots from the city of Torino di Sangro. Both grandparents Priori/Grandaliano were born there and I'm hoping to find out more about the area and city. I did find one web site that had a picture of the Torino di Sangro, but.. alas, I can not find it again. Perhaps someone reading this can help.
Thank you,
Dorothy Priori
Dottie Priori
Exton, Pennsylvania USA

Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 18:14:16 (CDT)

What a great site!
Loretta Moschetti
Waterford, CA USA

Tuesday, August 24, 1999 at 15:53:21 (CDT)

My family is from Gissi
John M. Golato
Lansdowne, PA USA

Monday, August 23, 1999 at 19:02:09 (CDT)

Io sono nata in Argentina anche il mio papa ha nato in Guilmi il 28-01-27 i la mia mama ha nato in Guilmi il 31-08-31, le mie sorelle hanno nato qui in Argentina anche, loro si chiamano Silvia Lizzi e Hilda Lizzi, siamo tutti sposati, il mio marito vuole ottenere la nationalita italiana e io voglio sapere si la comuna di Guilmi ha un website per fare una domanda. L'uniqa zia che abbiamo e suore e lei si chiama Onelia Lizzi e il nome de suora e Suor Enrica, lei abbita in Miramare di Rimini- Suorelle dell'e Immaccolatta
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monday, August 23, 1999 at 18:52:11 (CDT)

Mio genitori sono dalla provincia di Chieti- Guilmi, io voglio sapere si la comuni de Guilmi ce un website, per fare una domanda
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Monday, August 23, 1999 at 13:48:46 (CDT)

I'd like to know the history of Atri, Montepagano, and Morro d'Oro. My grandfather, Alfredo Amadeo Attilo Iezzi's town was Atri (his father Michele Iezzi, brothers Raffaele, Gaetano, sisters Lucia, Iolanda, Iole, Maria). My grandmother Genevra Santarelli D'ascenzo's town was Montepagano (father Guerino, mother Eliza Santarelli). Other ancestors are from Morro d'Oro. Names are Iezzi, D'ascenzo, Santarelli, Tucacci, Martella, and Zaga I've read that the ancient Italic groups of their areas were Picene and Vestini (comprised of Marsi, Paeligni, and Marrucini). I've also read something about the Visigoths and the Byzantines & I'd like to know how they relate to the Abruzzese people. If you've been to Atri, Montepagano, or Morro d'Oro, or if you're related, I'd really like to hear from you. The choir "A. Di Jorio" of Atri led by Alfonso Bizzari made a beautiful recording of Abruzzese songs "Canti Del Folkore Abruzzese" which is worth getting. I'd also like to hear from my cousins (Iole's grandson) Cocciarfico and other cousins in Atri or Pescara, with whom I've lost contact. I'd love to hear from you!
Lisa Iezzi
Pennsylvania U.S.

Friday, August 20, 1999 at 20:57:02 (CDT)

My Aunt keeps telling me we "are Abruzzi"! With great emphasis. We just had family reunion in Youngstown, OH.
Grandmother was Lucia DeLucia, she married Cataldo Como, born Rome, then after his death, she married Joe Marotti.
Family names include, DeLucia, Como, Marotti, Caputo. the area of USA is centered around Pittsburgh, PA. enjoyed your site and will return.
Rogene Martin
Bewton, AL USA

Friday, August 20, 1999 at 17:08:50 (CDT)

I enjoyed this web site very much. I left Italy in 1956 and reading about place the places I left years ago made me very happy!
Armando DiRado
Endicott, New York U.S.A.

Friday, August 20, 1999 at 15:57:14 (CDT)

Great site! I am heading up a group of 29 friends and relatives on a pilgrimage to the Teramo area Sept. 21 to 26 and would like to make contact with Lepore's, Malavolta'a and Sistilli's living in Teramo, Compli and Civitella del Tronto. If you can help set up a reunion like this I would truly appreciate it. We will be staying at the Hotel Baltic in Giulianova. We are excited and can't wait. Thanks
Ben Lepore, Jr.
York, PA USA

Friday, August 20, 1999 at 11:43:54 (CDT)

I am researching my family history and I know that they are from the Province of Chieti, town of Ripa Teatina.
Surnames are Flaiano, Angelucci, Basciano and Ortiz, if anyone has any information, please e-mail me. Grazie!
April Santilli
Philadelphia, USA

Friday, August 20, 1999 at 00:39:07 (CDT)

My paternal grandparents were born in Castiglione Messer Marino in the province of Chieti. I have never had the opportunity to visit . I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has been to Castiglione Messer Marino.
What's it like?
Michael DeStefano
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 15:24:17 (CDT)

I am looking for family in Ripa Teatina. My great-grandfather, Verino D'Angelo came to America in 1910. If anyone knows of this family, PLEASE email me. I want to visit Ripa Teatina and meet my relatives. If anyone else can help me locate my family I would appreciate your help also. Thank You.
Sharon Angelo
Minersville, Pennsylvania USA

Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 20:53:18 (CDT)

My mother and father were born in Tocco da Casauria. This is a wonderful page and gives a very nice history of the area.

Paolo Sinni
Paolo Sinni
Southbridge, Massachusetts United States of America

Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 06:48:14 (CDT)

I am looking for information about my family in Italy and besides about the Abruzzos road facilities.
My grand father Domenico Marraffini was born in Guilmi in 1887 and his parents names were Grazia Perrucci and Egidio Marraffini. The house address where he was born was in Via Pozzetto Nº20.
As we are planning to make a trip to Italy next September I would like to take the chance to visit Guilmi and the family house (if it still exists)For that reason I would like to know how difficult it would be driving from Guilmi (Ch) to Naples. I have seen that several roads and highways i the maps seem to be interrupted or not finished yet.
domingo marraffini
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal Rep. Argentina

Monday, August 16, 1999 at 16:04:19 (CDT)

bellissimo sito complimenti ed
carla b

Monday, August 16, 1999 at 10:20:32 (CDT)

Ho radici profonde in abruzzo nello sperduto comune di Castellafiume, sperduto perchè prima di tutti gli abitanti lo hanno dimenticato. Oltre ad un sito per favorire il turismo, occorrerebbe una terapia di gruppo in grado di aprire un varco tra il loro mondo e quello reale. Castellafiume è un paese carino, non merita di morire in maniera così anonima.

Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 08:30:56 (CDT)

E`veramente bello ed interessante vedere un angolo dell`Abruzzo nel mondo dell`internet.Complimenti ed auguri. Tanti saluti a tutti gli abruzzesi ed in particolare a tutti i Cansanesi sparsi per il mondo.
Donato D`Orazio
Brooklyn, ny USA

Saturday, August 14, 1999 at 18:31:51 (CDT)

Finally, a web site that is really enjoyable to visit and has everything a Abruzzese could ask for. My father is from VillaGrande in Tornimparte near L'Aquila. I'm researching Eliseo and LeoPardi and would like to correspond with any Eliseo or LeoPardi, or anyone fron Tornimparte.
John C Eliseo
Santa Maria, CA USA

Friday, August 13, 1999 at 12:29:36 (CDT)

Looking for the history of the Abruzzo name
George John Abruzzo
Addison, Illinois Dupage

Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 22:43:10 (CDT)

My parents were both from Poggio Picenze, L'Aquila. My maiden is Masci, and I noticed that one of the hotels in Poggio is run by my cousin, Adornino Masci. We are going in September, and would like to know if Adornino Masci has an e-mail.
Gloria D'Amico
Buffalo, New York USA

Monday, August 09, 1999 at 20:00:50 (CDT)

my husband's grandfather was from Furci, Italy in Abruzzo region. Interested in others with names Dugo (or d'Ugo), Rocchio, & Mastroangelo
Susann Dugo
Watkins Glen, New York USA

Sunday, August 08, 1999 at 08:42:08 (CDT)

BEAUTIFUL! What a great site. I've only just found you
but I suspect I'll be in there frequently from now on.
By the way, where are you originating this from?
Marilyn D'Alessandro
Grimsby, Ontario Canada

Thursday, August 05, 1999 at 10:11:01 (CDT)

I really enjoy the daily Abruzzo press survey from the Italian newspapers. Keep up the good work and keep adding information for us in other countries.
Fred De Stephanis
Palmyra, NJ USA

Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 08:02:14 (CDT)

My in-laws are planning a trip to Abruzzo. Good Information about the area
John Francese
Peekskill, NY USA

Tuesday, August 03, 1999 at 12:22:02 (CDT)

My visit to Abruzzo this year was great.The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and the people are wonderful!
Anna Maria Cuzzolini
Lachine, Quebec Canada

Monday, August 02, 1999 at 10:14:10 (CDT)

I think your site is great. Keep up the good work.
JoAnne Belfatto Melnick
Philadelphia, PA USA

Monday, August 02, 1999 at 02:49:43 (CDT)

Since I got married 10 years ago, we regularly go to San Salvo for holidays, for the sun but also to see the relatives from my husband. I found a lot of interresting things on your site and will have new places to visit when we will go there next week.
Catherine Ramiro
Frameries, Belgium