Home To Italy: Now there is help to find your family village or town.
During the past two years on my trips home to Italy, I tried to find and visit the village where my grandfather and great grandparents were born. During the three months I lived in Sorrento I did not feel comfortable with the bus system to attempt the trip to the small mountain town of Petina, south of Salerno, Italia.
So before I took off for my most recent adventure I sent email requests to all the language schools in Salerno and Sorrento to find someone who would be willing to translate for me. I did find a car service which had been in business since the 1940’s who agreed to drive me to Petina. But this is not about the great visit to Petina I made in October, it is to tell others Italian Americans who may be looking for their family towns, that I have set up a small network of Italians who are available to help you.
In Sorrento, Italy, Peppe Fiorentino was an “angle” to me while I lived in Sorrento. I wanted to try to live as an “Italian” and rented an apartment in a town where I only knew Mr. Firentino. He was always there to help me with any problem or a friendly chat when I walked by his wonderful store, Cumo Lucky Store . http://bit.ly/gEainH The store has been in business since the 1800’s and has wonderful items.
Now Peppe will be able to help travelers, Italian Americans and tourists with finding their home villages,
Contact Peppe by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org