17 February 2017
You will find a charming town settled amongst an interesting landscape in Aliano, the final resting place of Carlo Levi. You will find these family names originating from Aliano: Scelzi, Pepe, Serra, Marino, Pisani, Grimaldi, Mattetelli.
26 January 2017
Along the route between Salerno and Potenza you will easily see Vietri di Potenza occupying a will among the mountains of Basilicata. Vince Lombardi's family originated from this town and you will find these other family names here: Pitta, Pascaretta, Macellaro, Fabio, Gorga, Zirpoli, Faruolo
07 January 2017
Most people have a vision of southern Italy as sunny and warm all year. Though we may be less than 100 miles from the three coasts we are in the mountains at 2500 ft. This means it can be cold in the winter, but snow is infrequent. This January has been different so far. A blast of cold and snow has moved across the Adriatic Sea and settled over Italy, what the Italian news agency ANSA is calling the worst in 20 years. They are dubbing it the "Epiphany Blizzard".
01 January 2017
The first thing you notice when approaching Brienza is the castle that stands above the medieval quarter. Some of the family names from Brienza are Lopardo, Collazzo, Scelzo, Palladino, Macchia, Molinaro, Varallo.
18 December 2016
Palazzo San Gervasio is located near the border with Puglia. The main church is named for San Nicola. You will find these names in and around Palazzo San Gervasio: Palermo, Liberatore, Cancellara, Paradiso, Saponara, Cicoria, Griesi.
22 August 2016
The small town of Garaguso has roots that reach back to the time of when Basilicata was part of Magna Grecia. You will find these names in Garaguso: Rizzuti, Auletta, Colucci, Salerno, Moles, Costanzo