Was great hearing from you. Unfortunately those names don't ring a bell though I have heard of Raso's and Villella's, just not those specific people.
I'm also interested in know how far back you have been able to research your family tree. I have managed to go back to the 1500's in Sambiase through the LDS website and so if you would like to see if we have a connection, then just email me what you have and we can take it from there.
Looking forward to hearing from both Amanda and yourself.