Family Stories

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Giuseppe Palizzi The precursors of the great migration (Lanciano 1812 +Parigi 1888) By Paolo Calvano He was born in Lanciano and moved to Vasto with his family when he was three years old. Here from a very young age it came to light and he began to show his artistic… Read more »

Giovanni Palmieri Noble adventurer (Vasto 1834 +Rio Clare) By Paolo Calvano Giovanni was born 23 July 1834 his father Don Florindo and mother Donna Maria Giuseppa Laccetti. The Palmieri were a distinguished and rich family that had acquired the Caldoresco castle and had it restructured by the architect Nicolamaria Pietrocola…. Read more »

Franco Paoloantonio Portrait Painter (Vasto 1887 +Genoa 1979) By Paolo Calvano After completing his middle high school and his artistic attempts (with portraits dated 1904-6) he enrolled at the Academy of Art in Naples, then Rome and finally Florence where in 1907 he went to the School of Nudism. In… Read more »

Michele was born in Vasto 5 September 1933. He completed primary schooling and then began to work on variety of jobs, wherever he could find work. Michele first migrated to Germany in the late 1950s and worked near Munich. He returned to Vasto, married and then worked in the glass... Read more »