I meet Italians everywhere I go, in the USA

Finding a new Gelato store in Cape May lead me to finding Italian expats!

Monica works with her brother in Cione’s

I have been driving to NJ from Atlanta every 6 weeks exploring some of the towns along the way I never bothered with, when the only motive was “are we there yet”.

But in the past year I found that I am finding “Italians” everywhere I go!   I met a volunteer at one of the state run welcome centers who told me her parents immigrated here in the early 1900’s and I met Jo in Stauton off of interstate 81 while traveling the mountain route.  She is a first generation Italian!
So when I stopped in Cape May, NJ to walk around this charming Victorian sea side village I was surprised to find a gelato store  next to the self serve frozen yogurt store.  With very little debate I picked gelato…….  The bigger surprise was the young owner of the shop moved to NJ from Italy!

We chatted while I selected my two flavours (this is how it is served in Italy)  and Monica was kind enough to allow me to speak Italian with no skill…. 

After a google search I find that she and her brother are from Milan.  He was an attorney.
But I wish to know how they selected Cape May and what promted them to create a gelato store?

The Gelato was wonderful and if I decide to make the 90 minute drive back to Cape May Monica said we could work on my Italian……..    just amazing who you meet on the road.

Cione Gelato        315 Ocean Street, Unit 10, Cape May, New Jersey 08204 

In the Washington Commons shopping complex next to the ACME 
phone:             267.496.7788      

Published by Lee Laurino

A traveler not a tourist, searching for experiences not in travel books. Solo traveler who travels as long and far as possible sharing photos of the people and places I discover

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