What an amazing job Mirella did! Not only was she able to find out information about the maternal side of my family, but she was able to find cousins that still lived in the small town of Villetta Barrea where my Grandfather had Immigrated from almost 100 years ago.
From the first time I contacted Southern Italy Travel, I knew I was in good hands. Mirella was responsive when I asked questions and very patient as I worked with my Brother to get the timing down for our trip.
On the day of our meeting, Mirella was waiting at our bed and breakfast and was standing there with our two cousins. It was a total surprise, one of the best of my life. She then spent the afternoon with us along with our new family as they showed us around town, the graveyard and the town hall. She also had several charts and family trees that went back to the early 1700s.
It was an amazing experience for my brother and I and we are so excited to be connected with family we never knew we had. You could see how excited she was to introduce us to our cousins and show us the town.
This was a dream come true for me and it would not have happened without Mirella. I highly recommend Southern Italy Travel for anyone looking to trace their Italian family roots.
Laura and John