MOntefalcione is wonderful. If you have ever been to Naples or heard anything about it, you should leave those images aside, because Montefalcione is very different.A tiny hill top town surrounded by valleys of farms. Kind, gentle, calm people. WHen I got there at the end of AUgust, I got to meet with the AMyor, who p[osed in photographs with me and gavve me a seal of the town.
The town administrators are in a modern building at the bottom of the hill, along wiht other modern amenities. They are very helpful. I had already received a copy of my grandfather's birht certificate from them, just by writing to them! I got it in the mail. Once in Montefalcione, they helped me even more.
I also dream about the way our ancestors left, made their way to Naples and to AMerica. My family made it to Boston and then settled in a town FULL of Montefalcione's clans, Mansfield, Massachusetts, located next to Foxboro, Taunton,, not far from Providence RI, etc.
Cara, I would love to correspond more with you on this subject. I lived in Rome for four years and visited a cousin often in Naples. I share your fascination for this adventeure and the differences I've observed in the Italians who left and those who stayed behind.