DISCOVER YOUR SICILIAN ROOTS
For over twenty years we've been helping people of Sicilian descent from all over the world discover the roots of their Sicilian ancestry. We've connected people with distant relatives and arranged first meetings (we'll translate!) and designed tours around visiting towns where our guests' families once lived.
Sicilians take family very seriously and reconnecting with your long-lost Sicilian cousins can be a specially meaningful and emotional event.
Poppy Aresco Hepp, of Middletown, CT, reports:
"Lucia made our trip to Sicily memorable... The purpose of our trip was to visit our Sicilian ancestors in Melilli and Canicattini Bagni and Floridia. We had no expectations other than we wanted to see the area they grew up in. Lucia researched and took us to where our families lived and we even met distant relatives. In Melilli she was able to get us into the Basilica of St. Sebastian (the replica in Middletown, CT) which hosts the very famous yearly festival. On that day the church assistants kindly opened the vault for us and we were able to see the patron St. Sebastian, which doesn't happen very often. It was a truly emotional experience."
& the Hokansons of Colorado said,
Our guide, Douglas, and Francine [writer Francine Brevetti] accompanied Alicia and I to the beautiful mountain town of Partinico, Sicily. A Barra from America had not visited a Barra in Sicily in 100 years, except for Alicia's grandfather. We were really well received by Giuseppa, Vincenzo and Matilda Barra in Partinico. An initial feeling of disbelief was quickly replaced by a feeling of mutual love and genuine joy. Numerous photos and stories were shared. We learned quickly that the Barras were a prominent and well-respected family in these parts. Also, in the past, the Barras had taken a leadership role in standing strong against Fascism and the Mafia. What a special, special visit we had - Alicia was thrilled!!! I was too!
If you wish to tour Sicily in top style with a small group and become immersed in the history, please look no further than www.sicily-tour.comYou will not find a finer tour. We rate Douglas, Lucia, Stephen and Sicily-tour A+++++. Call me for more info: Bob, at 303-437-8856. Also, you may contact Lucia Davies firstname.lastname@example.org
If you too would like to find and visit your long-lost relatives or visit towns where your ancestors once lived, find out where your family is from, or do anything else related to your Sicilian roots, we'd be more than happy to help. Please contact us directly for details.