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, Apulia and Sicily that were most affected by the phenomenon of mass emigration. What about you, are you a descendant of Calabrians? Also, read the post How to find your ancestors in Italy! Here at Your Travel to Calabria you make the trip of your dreams!!! Are you staying in Calabria? Looking for a hotel? Click here and discover best accommodation options in Calabria!
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There are more than sixty-four million descendants of Italian emigrants scattered in various countries and many of them would like to find traces of family members, 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, Brazil and USA has always been one of the countries that appears in the first places. In this text we will address the so-called “genealogy tourism”, which consists of the journey for emigrants and descendants to know the land of their roots. Also, read about your Italian origins!
My Life in Italy
I am Italian-Brazilian and I have lived in Italy for 17 years, Tourism graduate of the University of Calabria, with a master degree in Cultural Tourism from the Garrone Foundation. Partner of the University of Catania in Sicily (Italy), with experience in the creation and development of tourist itineraries. In addition to being a Portuguese and english speaking tour guide in Calabria (and promoter of that region), I also have the qualification of a tour guide in Europe. To learn more about my resume click here!
1) Are you a descendant of Calabrian? GENEALOGY TOURISM
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 is called ‘genealogy tourism’. A phenomenon that opens up great opportunities for the sector and which in our country is still in its infancy, although historically, Italy, in the late 19th century and the seventies, was the point of origin of a migration phenomenon that involved thirty millions of our compatriots.
Seeking Your Roots
The journey and its permanence in the places of origin represent an experience of high emotional content, because it provides an opportunity to review your loved ones and, above all, rediscover the places that marked their life before leaving. In the case of the descendants, the trip aims to search for its roots and discover the places where its grandparents or predecessors lived.
There are more and more 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 their classic itineraries, visits to their cities of origin. A return that, for many, means getting to know their place of origin, culture and tradition in the country, as well as the origins of their relatives. Shall We Take A Tour Of Enogastronomy In Calabria?
Read the Testimony of Iole Faviero Trindade
Iole Faviero Trindade | October 10th, 2017 at 2:50 pm | Reply (Edit)
Hi Ana! We are already in Brazil!
My husband and I thank you very much for your assistance as an interpreter in the withdrawal of my great-grandparents’ birth records and my great-great-grandparents’ marriage records.
We are also grateful for your accompaniment as a guide on visits to Matera, Scalea, Aieta and Tortora, without forgetting Cosenza, the capital of the province of all these communes.
The result was much greater than visiting the communes where my great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents on my ancestor’s side have lived.
We had the chance, with your help as an interpreter, to ask residents of all these communities for them, successfully locating relatives of two great branches of my great-grandfather: the Maceri and the Favieri.
Thanks, for us, the accompaniment of Bernardo as a driver.
Too bad we didn’t find my great-grandmother’s relatives! Stay for the next opportunity!
They were moments of great immersion in my Calabrian roots and my husband and I thought that going to Calabria showed us the region in a different way from the impressions we had until then – poor and forgotten. It showed us a Calabria of fertile land, as its name means, hospitable, something that we gauchos cherish so much, and historical, in preserving the Calabrian roots, in the streets and medieval houses of the “upper” part of the old burgs, in the cultivation of life in a way that stopped in time at its best. Certainly, you contributed, and a lot, in that sense, with one of your tourism proposals: “How to find Italian relatives?”
We hope to continue counting on your collaboration in the immense challenge that lies ahead: telling the story of my ancestor before coming to America!
A big hug!
2) Are you a descendant of Calabrians? RETURN TOURISM
The segment of the so-called ‘return tourism’ is increasingly enriching, and this text wishes to deepen this theme, which gives an idea of how the interest for the recovery of its cultural roots is alive. How many times have you heard, perhaps at a Christmas lunch or, more easily, at a family gathering, someone remembering 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 them? Certainly, many times. Find out here: What Are The Best Cooking Schools In Calabria?
3) Are you a descendant of Calabrian? FILES
In Italy, church research files and records are not immediately available, especially ‘at a distance’, and it is precisely for this reason that we are able to offer a particularly strategic service, with routes that are quite unusual, outside the well-worn classic tourism. . 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, flavors, people and feelings.
The memories and memories are many; with the inexorable passage of time, they seem to be postcards that have lost that ink and color. Sometimes, from the relatives who emigrated after the two wars, neither the name nor surname is known.
4) Are you a descendant of Calabrian? CUSTOMIZED SERVICES
It is often the reminder of origins that attracts relatives from many different places and we see descendants willing to stay for a little longer ‘to visit different places’. And then I will be able to meet this new goal, with personalized services in places of departure from the greatest Italian emigration, starting with my adopted land, Calabria.
Now you can find the various relatives, places, origins and traditions of Calabria that have been left behind to look for new opportunities. Whoever has the intention of finding their origins and does not know how to do it, just know that there are several ways available and useful in this search. We are a valuable, safe and professional tool.
What do I do?
A personalized itinerary in the city of departure of the great-grandparents, until the advice for an eventual family reunion. I guarantee it will be a memorable and unique experience in your life! We can also recommend a serious company to search for your Italian documents !!
Do like Roseli and Iole, come and meet your city of origin with me !!
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