During the mass emigration from Italy between 1876 to 1976, the U.S. was the largest single recipient of Italian immigrants in the world.
More Italians have migrated to the United States than any other Europeans. Poverty, overpopulation, and natural disaster all spurred Italian emigration.
Natural disasters rocked southern Italy during the early 20th century. Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried a town near Naples. Then Mount Etna erupted. Then in 1908 an earthquake and tidal wave swept through the Strait of Messina between Sicily and the Italian mainland, killing more than 100,000 people in the city of Messina alone.
Many Italian immigrants never planned to stay in the United States permanently, but of course many did, they settled and raised families and now there are many American decendents who are interested in visiting the birthplace of their relatives who left Italy so many years ago.
One of our guests Francesca Curcio has a very special story to tell, click on the following link: Story of our guest Francesca Curcio: Arrochar resident makes some surprising discoveries about family's roots during recent trip to Italy
Here is Francesca with her newly found cousins.
Should you be travelling to our area of Southern Italy, we would be delighted to organise you with a private driver to take you on such a journey as Francesca.
Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org - we look forward to hearing from you.
Francesca digs deeper !!
Read how Francesca has discovered even more family history on her recent trip to Sorrento this year.
It was such a pleasure to meet you. I have been telling all my friends about you and your company…
First I want to tell you how wonderful my trip was to find my family in Pianopoli with Michele's help in interpreting for me in a town of 2300 where no one spoke English so we couldn't have done without him - Michele was wonderful. I'm sure he was exhausted by the end of the 3 days.
It was definitely my dream trip.
I am including some pictures of wonderful new found family.
We organise shared tours with private vehicles and drivers for our clients who are looking for a unique travel experince , away from the crowds , sharing six or eight seater vehicles, with perhaps just another couple or family to make the day more affordable & fun.Go to Shared Tours
Dear Aldo and Christina We would like to thank you for your excellent service on a taxi transfer from Naples to La Minervetta on 29 August and 5 September. In particular we would like to thank the driver on our return trip on 5 September. Following an accident whilst on holiday, I had a broken elbow and 2 ribs and the driver did all he could to help make the journey as easy as possible....Read all »