Hello world! Come Discover Ciociaria, Italy with us!

22 Jun
The view at La Mora Valea

Giulio, Tirinelli, partner in Discover Ciociaria

What started as a search for the origins of my grandfather,  Giovanni Osenni (or Marconi, or Orsini), in the hill towns of the region of Ciociaria, 50 miles southeast of Rome, has led to the creation of a painting workshop…and so much more.  Instead of finding a birth certificate or any record in Italy (so far)for the elusive Giovanni…I found something much better…a whole branch of my grandmother’s family, all descendants of a tall, red haired gent named Giancinto Grilli, and his petite wife, Antonia Angelisanti (angels and saints!   Better yet, I’ve found a great friendship…with second-cousin-once-removed Giulio Tirinelli, PhD candidate, MusicArt Therapist, drummer, Italian coach, Excel spreadsheet master and now, business partner in Discover Ciociaria, the name for our landscape painting workshop.   My husband Michael and I fly across the sea tomorrow to begin our Italian adventure.  You are invited to join us in spirit, right here, as we Discover Ciociaria for the next two weeks, with friends from the U.S., our son Jon from Berlin, Giulio, Cinzia, Fabio, Rita, Giannetto, Stefania and artists from Italy and America!

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3 Responses to “Hello world! Come Discover Ciociaria, Italy with us!”

  1. Mr WordPress June 22, 2012 at 12:36 am #

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  2. Ann June 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    If you get to Sora be sure to visit me.

  3. Nina June 25, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Safe journey. Waiting to hear more!

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