my first time back in 34 yearssunrise – 7:22, sunset – 5:47
10 hours and 25 minutes of daylight


It’s 2006, I’d found an interesting stone. The B&W1 image is from 1955. Both were taken at the beach at Gioia Tauro.

My family left Calabria in 1957. I went back in 1972 and spent a couple of weeks in Aprigliano at my uncle-and-aunt’s and then went up to Perugia for school. The next time I was in Italy was 1999. Rick, Sarah, Shana, Mim and I went. (British Airways was winding down its Pittsburgh/London route and they offered a $99 seat sale. Imagine $99 to go from Pittsburgh to London.) We stayed in Verona and did day-trips to Venice.

In 2006, Rose, Derrick and I went to Italy and we stayed in Calabria. We flew into Lamezia and drove down the coast to Gioia Tauro where Rose had found us a very nice apartment.

39 days till spring1 FB – Calabria Ieri e Oggi