Photos of Tramonti di Sotto

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My grandfather Guido Rugo and my great grandparents Giuseppe Rugo and Maria Bidoli left Tramonti di Sotto to go to Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts in the 1890s.

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Tramonti di Sotto, the Municipio. Most of these photos were taken when we visted in 1999.  

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Antica Corte in Tramonti di Sotto - We spent our first night in Tramonti here.

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Vicki Rugo, Dolores and Paul Cifrino. Paul's grandmother Santa Bidoli Ferroli was the sister of my great grandmother. The Bidoli sisters came to Boston together in 1899 to join their husbands.

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The house that Paul Cifrino rented so that the American descendants  could visit the ancestral village.

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We spent four nights here with Paul Cifrino and his family.

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Lucy Rugo

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Munya and Lucy, 4th cousins descended from Anna Zannier and Giovanni Ferdinando Bidoli

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We bought wine from the Bidoli Winery, but we don't know whether they are related to our Bidoli family from Tramonti di Mezzo

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Paul Cifrino with the Bidoli wine

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American descendants of the Bidoli, Rugo and Ferroli families of  Tramonti di Sotto

Americans descended from Tramonti di Sotto families.
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Bob, Vicki and Lucy Rugo - Amy stayed home in Dorchester.

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The Meduna River

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Paul Cifrino and his second cousin Mondo Ferroli.

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World War I

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Bidoli house - Tramonti di Mezzo

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The courtyard  of the Bidoli house

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We met the Fornasier family at the Bidoli house. They live in a wing of the house.

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The Fornasiers had a metal box with old family photos inside.

Pictures of me, found in Italy

Some of the photos had been sent from Boston in 1956 by my grandfather. I was in one.

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The main part of the house was built in 1756 by Pietro Bidoli (1707-1776). His initials and the date are over the front door.

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Great Grandmother Bidoli's house built in 1756 by Pietro Bidoli
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Another part of the Bidoli house was added in 1794

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Familgia Rugo Giovanni crypt in the cemetery in Tramonti di Mezzo. Photo taken Spring 2008 by his grandson, Robert D. Rugo, of Arizona, USA.

Tramonti di Mezzo satellite photo

Tramonti di Mezzo - the cemetery is at the top of the photo - My great great grandparents Giovanni Battista Rugo and Giulia Catterina Varnerin lived in the first house to the left of the road.  Their son Giusepps Rugo married my great grandmother Maria Bidoli whose family home  is just below that.

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This house looks like a stone version of the wooden houses in Dorchester

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Morning fog seen from the house in which we stayed

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La Chiesetta Della Madonna Della Salute in Tramonti di Sopra - Originally built in 1844, it was rebuilt in 1898 and some of the contributions were sent from Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts by Giacomo (John) Varnerin, his brother Luigi Varnerin and Giuseppe Marmai the husband of Maddelena Rugo,  

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Tramonti

Bob Rugo

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Inglagna

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Giulia from Milano and Lucy from Boston in Inglagna - 3rd cousins

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