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Conflenti & Calabria

August 2013

Story by Dave Paola 22 de abril de 2014

Conflenti

In 1921, my great-grandfather arrived in Ellis Island from Conflenti, Italy. Conflenti is a town of 500 people, none of which speak English, deep in the hills of Calabria in southern Italy.

He rarely spoke of his hometown, we knew that he left behind a family; we knew he had a sister. In August of 2013, we travelled to Conflenti to find them and Calabria.

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Dinner

We found them.

Dinner was incredible fun, as none of us spoke Italian, and none of them spoke English (except for their young nephew, Alessio, who helped immensely).

Everything was homemade.

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Paola

We took a day trip to Paola, which is a town on the western Mediterranean coast.

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food family wine

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Conflenti at night

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Pompeii & Herculean

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Amalfi coast & Positano

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Capri

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Footnote: There were many, many more photos but these were the highlights for me