Family Stories

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Umberto Bottari Fashion Designer (Vasto 1906 + New York 1990) By Paolo Calvano Born in January 1906 his parents were Crispiano and Assunta Altruda. He decided to migrate in 1923 and established himself in New York and founded a high level fashion house. As proprietor and director of a fashion… Read more »

Pietro Calvano Sweets Artist (Vasto 1870 + Citta` San Angelo 1935) By Paolo Calvano Born in a family of humble peasant farmers, awake and entrepreneurial from a very young age he moved to Naples. He learnt the art of pastry making from a profitable association in a number of bars… Read more »

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Antonio was born in Vasto (Abruzzo Italy) 18 September 1927, his family were market gardeners. He completed five years of schooling. He came to Australia arriving in Fremantle 15 March 1952 on the ship Roma. He was sponsored by Nicola Moretta and stayed with him for some months in Balcatta... Read more »

Antonio Cieri (Vasto 1898 +Huesca 1937) By Paolo Calvano He was born in Vasto father Domenico, was a small builder, and Maria Giuseppe Canci. He took part in the Great War as a telegraphic sergeant in the 2nd regiment and a genial sapper, who merited a bronze medal in the… Read more »

Nicola Cieri (Vasto 1911 + Genoa 1958) By Paolo Calvano His father was the builder Domenico and mother Maria Giuseppa Canci studies at first in his city. At 21 years of age he migrated to France, following his anarchist antifascist brother Antonio. In 1933 started his singing career in Paris,… Read more »