I can’t say enough wonderful things about how much we enjoyed our ancestry tour with Mirella from Southern Italy Travel – Explore Your Roots.
My sister and I planned a trip in 2019 to visit the towns of our ancestors. I contacted Southern Italy Travel and received a prompt reply from Mirella and we scheduled a tour. Along came COVID, and we had to reschedule to Oct. 2023
On the first day of our 2 day tour, we visited 2 ancestral towns. Mirella had done so much research she was able to share with us the history of the towns and places our ancestors lived and worshiped. It was amazing to walk the streets of our ancestors.
Mirella was even able to arrange a meeting with a distant cousin who was related to us through the brother of our ancestor. We enjoyed a wonderful visit with them in their home and immediately felt the family connection.
On the 2nd day we went to the last Ancestral town where Mirella had arranged a meeting with the Mayor, and we were given a tour of the Town Castle, we also were able to see and hold the marriage record of our GG Grandparents who immigrated around 1884. We walked the streets and visited the church of our ancestors.
Mirella was even able to track down a distant relative who was excited to meet with us at a moment’s notice. This truly was more than we ever hoped for.
None of this would have been possible without Mirella’s help. Her extensive research and being our interpreter so we could communicate with our relatives and the local townspeople made this trip a dream come true. Our 2 days with Mirella exceeded our expectations and by the end of our time together we felt as if we had spent 2 days with family.
I highly recommend Southern Italy Travel and Mirella. Mirella went out of her way to make our time together special even arranging amazing local lunch spots for us. Thank You Mirella for the amazing memories we will always treasure.
Carol Rhodes and Jan Peacock