14 April 2019
An abandoned town since the 1960's, Craco is surreal and has been used for several films. The hulking outlines of once-grand buildings stand on the hill and the ghost-town is now a tourist attraction operated by the new town.
Some surnames your ancestors from Craco might have include: Montemurro, Seccafico, Rinaldi, Grossi, Lacopeta, Mormando.
06 October 2018
I obtained my Italian drivers license in June 2013 and since I was already over the 50 year age mark it was only valid for 5 years. I have recently completed the renewal process and here in Basilicata it isn't complicated, just requires a bit of running around (and various fees).
First you need to have your assigned doctor complete a form that you are fit to drive - 20 €.
Obtain properly sized photos - 5 €.
Pay three different taxes and fees at the post office - 43.20 €.
Finally go to the ASL office in Potenza and have your vision checked and the request completed.
Once I did the last step, my new license arrived in the mail three days later: pay the special delivery - 6 €.
The ufficio motorizzazione civile that I dealt with to get my original patente was not involved in the renewal process.
I'm good for another 5 years!
30 October 2017
27 July 2017
08 March 2017
Once you arrive by the winding mountain roads you will quickly be charmed by the stone walls of Guardia Perticara. Montano, Leudisio, Vomero, Grezzi, Carcia, Santa Lucia, Lavella are some of the family names originating from Guardia Perticara.
17 February 2017
You will find a charming town settled amongst an interesting landscape in Aliano, the final resting place of Carlo Levi. You will find these family names originating from Aliano: Scelzi, Pepe, Serra, Marino, Pisani, Grimaldi, Mattetelli.