How to find my ancestors in Italy
Italians, a people of Saints, sailors, poets and emigrants. This phrase represents the truth for more than thirty million Italians who emigrated abroad in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the beginning, they were mainly from Veneto, Friuli and Piedmont, and from 1900 onwards, it was the regions of Calabria, Campania, Puglia and Sicily that were most affected by the phenomenon of mass emigration. Let’s go to our post of the day? Do you want to get to know your Italian origins? So how to find my ancestors in Italy? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
There are more than 64 million descendants of Italian emigrants scattered in various countries, and many of them would like to find traces of relatives, close or not, who left our country, during the world wars, to try their luck abroad. The same phenomenon, certainly more pronounced, happened to our relatives in Calabria, and among the most popular destinations, South America has always been one of the countries that appears in the first places. In this text we are going to address the so-called ‘genealogy tourism’, which consists of traveling for emigrants and descendants to visit the land of their ancestors.
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1) How to find my ancestors in Italy – MAKE A GENEALOGY TOURISM TRIP
The desire to return to the ‘departure station’ to discover the places of origin, where the family’s history began, is very common to all the children of immigrants in the world, and it’s called Genealogy Tourism. Be sure to read this Post until the end, as we have a Program called Rediscovering our Origins in Italy! A phenomenon that opens up great opportunities for the sector and that in our country is still in its infancy, although Italy, in the late 19th and seventies, was the point of origin of a migration phenomenon that involved thirty million of our compatriots.
In search of roots
The journey and the stay in the places of origin represent an experience of high emotional content, because it provides an opportunity to see your loved ones and, above all, rediscover the places that marked your life before leaving, or, in the case of the descendants , the trip aims to search for their roots and discover the places where their grandparents or predecessors lived. Increasingly, there are calls from people interested not only in classic tourism, where they can visit the most important art cities, but many are those who are asking to include, in the classic itineraries, visits to their cities of origin, a return that, for many, it means discovering their country of origin, culture and tradition, as well as the origins of their relatives.
2) How to find my ancestors in Italy – MAKE A “RETURN TOURISM” TRIP
The segment of so-called ‘return tourism’ is getting more and more enriching, and this text wishes to deepen this theme, which gives an idea of how alive the interest for the recovery of its cultural roots is. How many times have you heard, perhaps at a Christmas lunch or, more easily, at a family meeting, someone remembers the various relatives and the vicissitudes of each of them, how many times have you heard that your grandfather died in the war or emigrated because of of the same? Certainly, many times.
The memories are many and with the inexorable passage of time they seem to be postcards that have lost their ink and color. Sometimes, of the relatives who emigrated after the two wars, neither the name nor surname is known. The return to the great-grandfather’s village is above all an emotional, visceral experience, and returns a true story that speaks of the escape from poverty, but also of the rediscovery of traditions, words, tastes, people and feelings. It is often the reminder of origins that attracts relatives from many different places and we see the descendants willing to stop for a little longer ‘to visit different places’. And then my partners will be able to meet this new goal, with personalized services in places of departure from the greatest Italian emigration.
3) How to find my ancestors in Italy – FIND YOUR RELATIVES AND HISTORY
Now you can find the various relatives, places, origins and traditions of your homeland. Veneto, Lombardia, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli, Calabria, Campania, Sicily? It doesn’t matter which Italian region you come from !!! Come with us to discover your roots, get to know the city where your grandparents or great-grandparents lived, visit the Church where they were baptized and perhaps spend a day with your Italian family over a typical Italian lunch!
Program Rediscovering our Origins in Italy
The program is completely customized based on the client, but in general it will be divided as follows:
- Research of Italian relatives and contact with Italian relatives;
- Arrival of the customer in Italy and departure to the city of origin;
- Meeting with the Italian family (if there are descendants or if they accept this meeting);
- Tour of the region of origin or the main cities of Italian art according to the client’s wishes;
- Return to your country.
During all the time you will have:
- A private driver who will be following the journey step by step; and
- An English-speaking interpreter (if you do not speak Italian).
All this with the support of Your Traveling to Italy and partners, an efficient team that is known for giving the customer the best assistance. With us you will really be able to experience what your ancestors’ life was like. Provide you and your family with this wonderful opportunity!
Program Rediscovering our Origins in Italy!
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Do you want to get to know your Italian origins? It is super important for each family to know its origins and roots. And if you feel insecure or have no time, and need help to organize your trip, do not hesitate to look for me! I will love to help you make your dream trip to Italy. And how can I do that? Continue reading this post until the end and you will understand how can we make your life and journey easier.
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