Family Stories

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Mark Ratta was born in Perth 7 May 1980. His father Giuseppe (Joe) Ratta was born in Vasto Italy and his mother Sandra (nee Racman) was born near Trieste Italy. Mark went to Aquinas College for his secondary education and then completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Edith Cowan... Read more »
Luigi Reale was born in Vasto Italy on 4 September 1934. He migrated to Western Australia, being sponsored by his brother Umberto. He arrived in Fremantle in July 1955 on the ship Roma. He worked in Perth, Broome, Melbourne and Bowen (Qld) in the meat industry. He became an Australian... Read more »

Franz Ritucci Chinni Doctor Gentleman (Vasto 1911 +Orlando 2011) By Paolo Calvano Born in Vasto his parents were Florindo and Adele Sartirana. After completing middle school in Vasto at the Gabrielisti first he went to the university in Rome, then the Military Academy in Leghorn and finally he graduated in… Read more »

Michele Ronzitti A gentleman in every sense (Vasto 1896 +1969) By Paolo Calvano He was born in Vasto 8 March 1896. After taking part in the Great War he moved to Naples and attended the farriery school. He then went into the Royal Carabinieri with the responsibility as a farrier… Read more »

Gabriele Rossetti (Vasto 1783 +London 1854) By Paolo Calvano He was born in Vasto 28 February 1783 and moved to Naples in1804 where he devotes himself to writing musical libretti for the Teatro San Carlo. Under the King Jacques Murat he was named Curator of the Real Museum of Naples…. Read more »