My Italian American moment: On February 23, 1915, after a 15 day journey aboard the SS. Guglielmo from Palermo, Sicilia to New York City, my great grandfather Andrea Bavetta and his family arrived in the United States. Andrea was born in Sicily in October 1861 – not long after the unification of Italy.
While in Caltabellotta, Sicily, we hiked up to the highest peak. The view was tremendous, from La Chiesa della Madrice to the ocean and everywhere in between.
Decades of tools, handed down from generation to generation outlined on the worktable of master wood carver…
In 1968 a 6.1 earthquake rattled the Belice valley in Sicily, destroying Santa Margherita di Belice – where my grandfather was born.
Check out this little video I made about my love affair with Italy. It’s cute and short 🙂