Retrosi, Adolfi Family Origins

A decade ago I was able to reconnect with my family on my fathers side in Italy. Since then I have been over to see them once or twice a year. This really makes me one of the luckiest people in the world. I have my Mother’s side of the family in Sweden next on my list!

My Great Grandfather (my grandfather’s father) Angelo Retrosi immigrated to the USA from, Alatri Italy.

My Grandmother’s father came to the USA from Veroli Italy.

Alatri and Veroli are 2 mountain top towns in the same region about 1/2 way between Rome and Naples. You can look across the valley and see one from the other.

To my Retrosi and Adolfi family- Here are photos from the last couple of trips. If you are ever interested in joining me on a trip, let me know. I am happy to take you.

Photos of Alatri and Veroli

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Veroli from Alatri

 

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Alatri from Veroli

Alatri

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Alatri from Cousin Daniele’s House

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Stephanie and Michaelina Retrosi

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Major Gate of Alatri. Aligned with the rising sun of the summer solstice

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Paul, Tony, Sergio, Daniele Retrosi

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This Cross was built on a hill outside of Alatri by Family Retrosi. A US Bomber was supposed to drop a bomb on Alatri. One of the bombardiers knew there were no military targets in Alatri and dropped the payload outside of town.

Grapes with Alatri in the background

VEROLI

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The Gate of Veroli (SPQV is a Latin phrase Senatus Populous Que Veroli)

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Yes- A Car CAN drive up this street

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The Cemetery in Veroli’s oldest church

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Oldest Church

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Cousin Antonio taking photos

Just some random photos

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About tretrosi2013

Gymnastics Coach, Gymnastics Educator, Part time stand up comic.
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