After reading other reviews on the website, I knew for sure that Southern Italy Travel was going to be the very best option for seeing Capestrano and learning about our family’s history in Italy. However, I do not know if any review can do justice to the actual experience and how simply amazing it was.
Mirella was with us every step of the way, happy to answer all questions, and she was an excellent guide through our travels in Capestrano. We learned so much about our family history and the history of the town itself, from the buildings and structures to the valley and river below.
Mirella worked diligently to find local records for us before we even arrived (even when those holding the records were not as easygoing!). She delivered on each and every one of her promises: helping us with genealogy research; meeting us at the site; showing us around; and giving us a wealth of background and history.
Mirella had a folder of information ready for us, which she went through and explained, and sent us information as a follow-up as well. She was even able to find some relatives still living there, and was instrumental in interpreting the language so that we were able to connect more personally with our family.
This was, without a doubt, the highlight of our trip to Italy. I will never forget this lifechanging experience, and how Mirella made it all possible.
She truly went above and beyond for us: I wish I had more relatives in Italy so I could hire her again! Thank you so much!!
Rachel and Dawn Ibes