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1215RE: [SanPietroAvellana] San Pietro Avellana

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  • Rayna Valentine
    Feb 17, 2014

      Hello, Don - I'm another My grandmother Dorantina Rossi and grandfather Adelmo Colaianni were from SPA, leaving there in 1910 to marry in Denver and eventually move to Pocatello, Idaho.  Grandma's sister Rosina also came to the US and married Filiberto Diullo, settling in Ely, Nevada.  Grandpa Colaianni's sister Giuseppina married a LaBate and moved to Youngstown where they were friends of the Colaizzi family who had settled there.  Lots of connections among these sampietrese and their descendants!


      Another option you might want to consider:  my husband and I found it easier to buy an official road map of Italy online, fly to Rome, pick up a rental car at the Rome airport, then head out on the A1, until we connected to the other road (don't remember its number) to head towards SPA, where we stayed at the Hotel Capo di Vandra (it's about 6 minutes away from SPA itself).  We bypassed all the Rome traffic and that way had a car for side trips, too.


      Rayna Valentine

      daughter of Viola Colaianni


      From: SanPietroAvellana@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SanPietroAvellana@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Don
      Sent: Monday, February 17, 2014 10:05 AM
      To: SanPietroAvellana@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [SanPietroAvellana] San Pietro Avellana




      My mother, Irma Ferrante (DiIullo), was born in San Pietro Avellana in 1921.

      My grandmother was Carmela Coliazzi.  My grandfather was Pasquale DiIullo.

      They  immigrated to Youngstown, Ohio when my mom was 6 years old.

      My Aunt Gina Mazzocco lived in SPA until her death.

      My wife and I visited SPA in 1983 and 1990.  At that time we took a train from Pescara to SPA and a bus to Roma.

      We would like to visit again this year in September with another couple.

      I do not know if there still is bus and train service there.

      Even if there is, we were thinking of taking a train from Rome to Isernia and then renting a car to go to San Pietro Avellana and Carovilli.

      I am looking for a car rental agency near the Isernia train station.

      Does anyone know if one exists?

      Are there any other suggestions on travel to the comune di SPA and comune di Carovilli?


      Donald Ferrante


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