Saturday, February 10, 2007

Grandma and Grandpa talking about making pasta

This is part of the oral history I recently did with my grandparents. In this clip they're talking about how my Great-Grandmother (Guessipina Bernardini) used to make pasta by hand. Just click on the play arrow to listen.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Is the Sonnino blog going to have sound soon?

The answer is yes. I’m looking for tools to add audio to the blog. My hope is that people will send me audio files as well as pictures. I recently did a bit of oral history with my grandfather and grandmother that I would love to post.

Additionally, I would like to add audio to my “Sonninese Word of the Week” posts. When I’m in Sonnino April, I plan to record my Sonninese relatives pronouncing the Sonninese words. Residents of Sonnino, beware of me approaching you with my digital recorder!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Places to stay around Sonnino

I'm keeping a list of placed to stay around Sonnino. Please add any that aren't mention on the blog. You can even leave reviews. Here are the first two. One in Fossanova and the other in Terracina.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Olive di Sonnino

This picture makes me happy every time I look at it. It's a picture we took when we were in Sonnino in November. It makes me think of the all of the amazing Sonninese olive oil we had.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Boots in the Oven: Driving Lazio

This is link to a couples' travel log. They were driving down the Lazio coast and just picked Sonnino off a map and decided to stop. It's neat to see Sonnino thought the eyes of tourists. They even posted pictures. Enjoy.

Boots in the Oven: Driving Lazio

Jews in Italy (and what is has to do with Sonnino)

This is an interesting article about the history of the Jewish people in Italy. More interesting is the fact that "Sonnino" was one of the more common Jewish last names. You can find the reference about halfway down the article.

Tracing the Tribe: At the ICJG: Jews in Italy

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Short video of chanting in the Fossanova Abbey (click twice to view)

This is a short video of the inside of Fossanova Abbey, a very famous abbey next to Sonnino. I found the video on Enjoy.