Next we headed on to pay homage to my father, Saverio (Sal) Finzi. We are paying a visit to his birthplace, the Adriatic port town of Molfetta. Thousands of immigrants left Molfetta and traveled to America--like my grandfather, grandmother and their 3 children--and settled in Hoboken, New Jersey, another port town. My Dad was 3-1/2 years old when he came over. My grandfather, Sergio Finzi, was a sailor and had been to the U.S. before--It was 1917 and he was finally bringing his family to his new world. More to tell about my Molfetta experience a bit later. Right now we are traveling at about 135 mph on a high speed train, the La Frecciargienta, closing in on Rome's Tiburtina Station... sure to be a stressful experience until we locate the driver we hired to meet us there...
Sorry for the delay in my posts. We have not had any Internet for the last couple of days. (We are currently in Rome and catching up on the postings.)