My sister had done a lot of legwork previous to our once-in-a-lifetime trip. She worked with the travel agency MyBellaVita who specializes in heritage/ancestry tours. Cherrye put together an itinerary for us based on our needs and desires. Today we were to visit Statti Winery. I had been wine "tasting" before when I was 21… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Wine, Wine and more Wine
The purpose of this trip was to visit the city that our great grandmother was from. My sister arranged a "heritage" tour and we sent our family background information ahead of our visit. Our driver/heritage tour director Domenico had done a lot of research on our behalf. He showed up at our hotel at 9:00… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Our Family Heritage
Sleep never felt so good. I woke up at 5:00 a.m. and noticed that sunrise was at 5:39 a.m so I decided to get up and go sit on the terrace and await the sunrise. It was rather cloudy this morning so I did not get any spectacular photos, but it was absolutely beautiful. Our… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Day Three
Thank you all for your continued love and support you show to me. Your prayers and good thoughts truly helped us along our travels. I should start by telling you a tiny bit about my travel companion. I am one of 7 girls. The oldest girl is Laura. She was a teenager in the 60s… Continue reading The Tale of Two Sisters in Italy – Days One and Tw0
My sister and I will be traveling to Italy in 7 days. Why Italy? Well our last name is Lombardi! My sister Laura and me. Our mother has been very interested in genealogy for the last several years and she had kept in touch with some of my dad's cousins who traveled to Italy, the… Continue reading Why Italy?