Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Today's picture of Sonnino, Italy

20 comments:

sandrasacchetti said...

I'm really excited to find your blog on Sonnino. I also have family that live in Sonnino. I have not met them. I'm looking into making a trip to Italy this year possibly & wonder if you could tell me when the best time of year to go would be. Also, how far is Sonnino from Rome? Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated!
PS - I see your from Boston - I went to college in Worcester =) I live down south now though!

Angelo said...

Hi Sandra,

I love Sonnino in the fall or spring...but any time of year is great! It takes about 55 min. by train on the Rome-Naples local line. You'll be dropped of at the Fossanova/Priverno station where you can pick up a mini-bus that will take you up to Sonnino.

If you'd like me to find people for you or give advice.recomnedations...please feel free to email me at caseyc@gmail.com

marcogasbarrone said...

Hello. My family is also from Sonnino. In the coming years, my wife, my son, and I plan to visit Italy. I would like to fly into Rome, take a train to Sonnino, then train to Naples, spending about two days in each city. Any suggestions on where to stay? Flight options? Train tickets? Also, how should I search for potential relatives in Sonnino. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sandra...I believe we may be related, My maiden name was DeSantis,did you grow up in the Berkshires?
Tracy DelSignore

contenta said...

i also come from sonnino! through my grandfather....
contenta....
cheers! nice blog.. i have been to sonnino many times!

Anonymous said...

My family and I just returned from two days in Sonnino visiting my Grenga relatives. There were many! I fell in love with my grandfather Anthony's hometown and all the cousins who still live there. I'm so glad my children got to see this lovely town and meet their great grandfather's family. One question our family has is "Is Grenga an original Italian name or did it come from somewhere else?" Does anyone know?

Lisa Gasbarrone said...

HI there, everyone. My grandfather (Biagio - went by William) was from Sonnino. I also grew up in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. My grandparents (Biagio and Carmela) were good friends with the Sachetti family

sandrasacchetti said...

Wow! I wish I had seen these resposes earlier! Not sure if you'll all get this at this point but,,,

@marcogasbarrone - Oddly enough the name of the "family" member I have been given to contact in Sonnino is Ricardo Gasbarrone. My Cousin & Uncle have made their trip to Sonnino & said they were VERY welcoming!

@Tracy - I am from the Berkshires. I lived in Pittsfield till I was 10. My family owned the Rainbow Restaurant. I think I've seen the name DeSantis thrown around in the family tree!

@Lisa Gasbarrone - Another Gasbarrone! That's the name (Ricardo Gasbarrone)I was given as a contact in Sonnino. So cool to hear all the connections!

I'd be interested if anyone has made it to Sonnino. I'm FINALLY planning a trip for April 2012! Can't wait. Any info would be great!!

Lisa Gasbarrone said...

@sandrasachetti - Marco and I are related. He's my nephew. So we are talking about the same Gasbarrone family, from western Massachusetts. There are lots of Gasbarrones in Sonnino, but I don't know who of them I might be directly related to. I have a gmail account if you see this and want to be in touch: lmgasbarrone@gmail.com.

Lisa Gasbarrone said...

Sandra - I just read this comment further. My grandmother (Carmela Gasbarrone) lived in the apartment above the Rainbow Restaurant in Pittsfield. So your family is definitely the Sacchetti family who were her good friends. My mother (Mary) is now 90 - but soem of your older relatives might remember my father from Pittsfield. His name was also Marco. Anyway, they were all originally from Sonnino. I have been to Italy, but not to Sonnino. I would love to visit.

Paolo Gasbarrone said...

Hi everybody!

I happen to find this blog of Sonnino by chance.
I live in Rome and I'll be happy to provide you with any info about Sonnino (and Rome) if I can.
I'd be delighted to know if I am related to any of the Gasbarrones who posted in this blog.
I think I contacted Lisa some years ago (is it the same Lisa Gasbarrone who teaches in college?).

Talk to you soon,
Paolo

Paolo Gasbarrone said...

Hi everybody!

I happen to find this blog of Sonnino by chance.
I live in Rome and I'll be happy to provide you with any info about Sonnino (and Rome) if I can.
I'd be delighted to know if I am related to any of the Gasbarrones who posted in this blog.
I think I contacted Lisa some years ago (is it the same Lisa Gasbarrone who teaches in college?).

Talk to you soon,
Paolo

Wendy said...

Hello!
Found this site by chance while researching a friend's ancestors from Sonnino. What a pretty little town! I'd like to do more research, like get birth and marriage records, but I do not speak Italian beyond phrases.The family names are Valeri and Bersani. Any advice on how to do genealogy research in Sonnino appreciated.
Ciao,
Wendy

Sandy said...
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Lisa Gasbarrone said...

Hi Paolo - Sorry that I only just saw this post again recently. Yes, I do teach at a college, and I think you did contact me a few years ago. I would love to be able to trace my family in Sonnino, but there seem to be so many Gasbarrone's there. I wouldn't know where to start. The only thing I know is that my grandfather was named Biagio, and he was born in Sonnino in 1889.

Tom Magnarelli said...

Hi

My family on both my mother's side (Camilli) and father's side (Magnarelli) are from Sonnino. I am aware of Magnarelli's in Sonnino and wondered if the Camilli family was still around as well.

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Joy Sears said...
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Joy Sears said...

My grandmother, Rose Polcaro, was also from Sonnino and she lives in the Berkshires too! Small world.

Dumont said...

Hello, I came across this blog while researching my ancestors and just love reading about Sonnino and determined to visit one day!.My great-grandmother was from Sonnino, her maiden name was BERSANI and her married name was SCIARRA. She settled in Quincy, Mass in the early 1900s and lived there for many years but I just learned from the ship manifest that she first came to Pittsfield, Mass. so likely had family there. I know she had a least one brother also in Quincy and more siblings and parents in Sonnino. Are there fellow any Bersanis or Sciarras out there, or fellow genealogists, that can advise/help me search the records in Sonnino (or in the US)? Many thanks!!! Denise