My grandfather's people are from this region so we really wanted to go visit some of the places where my ancestors had come from. My great-great grandfather was born in Castrovillari--up in the mountains--in 1847. There's a story in the family that he was studying to be a priest when he met his wife. He married in 1876, had a few children in the same town before moving to Alessandria del Caretto--another town on the eastern side of the mountains. They had a few more children there, one of them my great grandfather that later came to America to raise his family here.
We did a lot of driving. In our cute little Fiat Panda.
It is amazing to me that my great-great-grandfather was born right in the middle of these uprisings and revolutions and wars. Who knows what it was that caused him to leave, but as beautiful as it is here, I am so glad his children took a chance on America!
|Room @ Il Tirreno||€||81|
|lunch @ Osteria La Torre Infame||€||18.4|