Sunday, April 24, 2005

Oct 21, 1982

"Although Firenze was the high-water mark as far as painting, sculpture, & architecture are concerned, my swing into southern Italy was equally rewarding in a different way, with such world-famous attractions as Pompeii, Sorrento, & Capri, not to mention Naples itself on its bay, Vesuvio, Herculaneum, & Monte Cassino. Moreover, our bus passed through Caserta, and Ann, you wouldn't believe it, in plain sight, there was a sign with the name 'Caiazzo' on it, & an arrow showing where to turn off! It gave me a bit of a start seeing that come at me, in white & green, just like any old sign on the Northway or Penn-Can Highway. For me, it was an added bonus & lift."

-excerpt from a letter written by Grandpa Joe Ciaranello to Aunty Ann Ciaranello; their mother, Nicolina, was from Caserta and their father, Anthony, was from Caiazzo

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