Ancestors’ Italian Tour
– Visit Italy on a Search to your Roots
What is the Ancestor’s Tour of Italy?
If you can, provide the little information you have about the location – a name of a town or borough will be more than enough. Then, our expert researchers discover what they can of your family in the town. Upon your arrival in Italy, we will take you, in a private car, to the town, city or village your family hail from.
Our expert guide will explain the secret histories and mysteries surrounding the town your family once called home. Whether there’s a tale of a saint who passed through these parts a thousand years ago, or a special pasta dish that’s not found anywhere else, you’ll hear all about it. You’ll discover all the hidden treasures of the place your ancestor’s hail from.
When you’ve arrived at the ancestral home of your family, our expert, local guide will show you the place your family once called home. They’ll paint a picture life here, as it was when your family lived here, but not only that – if you so choose, the experience will be wholly personalized.
With our expert guide, you’ll retrace the steps your ancestors took. You’ll see the house where they grew up, the fields local children would have played in, the school they went to – or the farm on which they worked. You’ll discover the history of this place, and the trials and tribulations of people’s who lived there – when your family did.
This ancestor’s tour is fantastic way to connect with the history of Italy, this region and learn the shocking circumstances which prompted your family to make the move across the wide sea.
Italian Family Tree
If you desire, our expert researchers will produce a family tree that traces the roots of your Italian family as far back as the 16th century. We can provide this as an addition to the experience of Ancestor’s Tour.
A Wholly Customized Tour of Italy
What you want from this Ancestor’s Tour of Italy is up to you. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to this kind of experience; this entire tour is entirely customizable.
The most basic experience is a tour of your family’s hometown, after you have provided the name. We’ll provide transport to and from the location, and an expert, local guide who will enlighten you to the history of the place, so you can reconnect.
After that, how far you want to go is really up to you. If you know very little about your Italian family and want to discover more, we’ll work with researchers to get you what you need. If you are determined to find the house of one of your family members, we will help you track it down. Whether you seek a family tree or personal stories about your family, our team of expert researchers will do there very best to get you what you want to know.
All additional requests will impact how much time the tour takes to be arranged and the final cost. This tour has no fixed price; if you are interested and have specific requests, contact us and we’ll prepare a quote.
The True Story Behind Our Ancestor’s Tour
We are proud to have Robert Pardi on board as our Business Development Partner – and this tour is inspired by his own experience. When Robert moved to Italy, he was determined to trace the lineage of his family – and did so. Robert’s determination led to him to a small mountainous town, surrounded by forests, in the picturesque region of Abruzzo.
Robert discovered his family hailed from a place called Pacentro – the same town that Madonna’s family come from! Robert reconnected with his roots in Pacentro and fell in love with this slice of idyllic Italy, in the beautiful national park of Abruzzo. Now, he even owns a house there and is friendly with all the townsfolks.
Robert’s story is an inspirational one – however, tracing the roots of his family wasn’t without difficulties. Our aim is to help you in this process.
We want to help Italian-Americans and other descendants of Italian emigres reconnect with their Italian heritage. We launched this Ancestor’s Tour to take you back to the Old Country and learn about the life and times of your family, while they were there.
Join Our Ancestor’s Tour of Italy…
… to connect with your own family history, as you return to the Mother country. You’ll discover new, fascinating things about your family, as you learn about the turbulent history of Italy and the great waves of migration it prompted. There’s truly no better way to reconnect with the people of Italy, and the place your family once called home.