The Journey Begins


My grandfather came from Guardia dei Lombardi, Avellino Province, Italy, in 1927 when he was just 11 years old. While he always wanted to return home, he never made it.

This blog is my attempt at celebrating his beloved Irpinia, the section of Avellino Province where his hometown is located. As an Italian-American historian, I’ve discovered that not a lot of people know much about the current traditions and life in the regions from where their ancestors came. Since I speak the language, love the culture and am a writer by trade and by passion, I figured it would be a great idea for me to start telling people about all of the amazing history and traditions found in Irpinia, mixed in with some old family tales from my ancestors’ lives in Guardia and in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where we all live.

I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy writing it.

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