During my visit to the Stato Civile in Calatafimi [see my previous blog “Dove sei Giuseppe Maria Vivona??] , I had the impression that word went out that an American was here inquire about her family. The reason I say that is because as Bernardo & I were waiting in line to speak with Signora Serafina, a facebook friend, Salvo, came running down the stairs.
I had texted him prior to my trip but didn’t state when I would be in Calatafimi. It was a pleasure to meet him. Salvo Mucaria, in addition to his friend Rosario Vivona, have posted many photos & histories of the town & its people. A truly wonderful project.
[Calatafimi terra ricca di tradizioni, storia e orgoglio sociale on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/calatafimi/ ]
After leaving the Stato Civile, Bernardo & I walked around the mountain town. I really enjoyed the atmosphere there & the smell of fresh mountain air. It was something I missed after leaving Colorado many years ago.
We found the House of Giuseppe Garibaldi & went in for a tour.
We also walked the streets which I enjoy doing as you get to see the sights & hear the sounds of everyday life.
Bernardo again said “Andiamo”, I have another place to show you. That adventure I’ll cover next time.