GENOA & BEYOND TO VAL DI GIUST ITALY

BanUSAGENOA & BEYOND TO VAL DI GIUST ITALY 3rd REUNION AUGUST 2015
2015 3rd Reunion Traveler Post Trip Comment’s and Trip Evaluations:

In August of 2015, 57 American descendants from the “Val de Giust” reunited with their Italian compatriots for a third reunion in Campodolcino, Italy.  Very few people among the attendees were acquainted prior to the trip, yet the comments below demonstrate the remarkable flexibility and tolerance everyone treated each other with the end result being that a disparate group of strangers finished the tour as a cohesive group of friends who count lifelong memories and new friends among their souvenirs.   Photos of the reunion are on line at www.valdigiust.it , Follow the link to Photogallery Reunion 2015 and enjoy.  Information for the 2017 4th reunion will be available December 2015. If you would like to receive the trip information to consider joining the next group in 2017, please contact Bill Trussoni any time at trussoni@mwt.net  or call  608.457.3355

 

I would like to express my appreciation to the many people who have contributed to the success of this third reunion.  Some are mentioned by name below but there are many more.  I particularly wish to thank those in Italy with whom I have worked most closely throughout these past six years: Luigi and Michela Fanetti and Walter Trussoni. I extend a special thank you to Mayor (Campodolcino) Giuseppe Guanella who spearheaded the 9/11 Memorial in our honor.  The Memorial was conceived, designed and dedicated to the bond that has now formed between those families whose ancestors long ago emigrated from the Val di Giust, and to our Italian family still in Italy.  Local businesses opened their doors specially and work was performed almost around the clock during their holiday time in order to complete the Memorial before our departure.   A special communitywide dedication service was held the day before the group’s departure.  The Memorial will be permanently displayed on Emigrate Street in Campodolcino.  Emigrate Street was named and dedicated during our second reunion to honor the bond we have re-established and continue to nurture.  Leggi tutto