Finding the right present for the person we care can be difficult at times. We are always looking for something special and unique, something that can last more than a lifetime even to the point of leaving a legacy for our younger generations.
Building a family tree going back several generations; reconnecting our roots to our Ancestral town can be rewarding. Perhaps it satisfies the need for closer family ties in a very mobile society, or simply unveils a special mystery.
Errico (Errico being the Neapolitan version which was later changed to the Italian version Enrico) Caruso was born in Naples on February 25, 1873 in the house located in Via Santi Giovanni e Paolo, n. 7, in the populated district known as San Giovanniello, located between Piazza Ottocalli and Piazza Carlo III (picture below).
The “Mille” of Giuseppe Garibaldi, also known as the redshirts, were a thousand-people army (records disagree as to the exact number, what we know for sure is that a little over 1,080 made it to Sicily); despite scant preparations and a shortage of weapons, Garibaldi’s volunteers sailed from Quarto (dei Mille), a district of Genova, at dawn on May 6, 1860 and landed in Marsala a few days later.