I am so glad I found Southern Italy Travel and Stefano to help me explore my Italian ancestry!
Stefano was a lovely, thorough guide who gave me so much information about my family in Italy, many of whom had emigrated to America back at the turn of the twentieth century.
His diligent genealogical research, his easy manner, and his knowledge of the area, all contributed to a fabulous day of touring the region my grandparents came from. I stood in the church my great-aunts were married in, and on the cobblestones of the old village where my grandfather, as a young man, returned from America to have his marriage recorded in the town where he was born.
My first-generation Italian-American father had rarely spoken of his family, so this was an opportunity to get to know where my ancestors came from, and to glimpse, for a moment, the grandparents I never had a chance to know.
We finished off the day with an amazing meal and conversation with our guide.
Grazie mille, Stefano!