Hi Bruno ~
You have an actual oil painting of Giuseppa's husband? Wow, that's fantastic…we have nothing like that in our family…now that I think about it, to have one is practically 'unheard' of! You're very fortunate in that respect.From what I've learned about the Scillieri/Carfi families (who are my direct line) – both families were/are very wealthy, I would imagine at some point there were portraits somewhere…but God only knows where!
And I'm completely envious to hear you have been there every year for the harvest!!! That has to be wonderful, no doubt!I have yet to go to Santa Croce myself, so except for online info, I'm a bit clueless as to what it's like…tho I did some film footage taken in the early sixties by one of my uncles while stationed in Germany.And municipal office has been helpful in getting documentation info for me. And that's a start till I get there myself.
I'd like to keep in touch.Feel free to email me directly whenever the mood strikes. The email address is [email protected]