Region: Basilicata Province: Potenza

Old Pictures
From our huge collection of postcards

Typical Food from Maschito
Traditional delicacies of Basilicata as in granpa’s time

Best Wine from the Area
A great wine list for your perfect italian dinner

Nonna’s Recipes (The real Mediterranean Diet!)

Buy a house in Maschito
Property Listings & Investment opportunities in your ancestors’ town

coat of arms

Visit Maschito
Plan your Trip to Italy.

Surnames & Genealogy Build your family tree and find family in the town

Maschito and Potenza in the World!
Where are today the families emigrated from Potenza Province?

Maschito’s Souvenirs Shop Gifts from your Paese!

How Maschito is Today Pictures from your town and Potenza province

A Virtual Visit to Maschito Are you far from Italy? Stroll all around with the map street view!

Newsstands English news about your Italian Region

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10 Messages to “Maschito”
  1. Carol says:

    Renee, This is your newly found cousin. I visited with Gary, Jim, and Larry 2 years ago. Wish I had been able to meet you as well!

  2. Betty Ann says:

    Hi Betty,

    I saw your message on I’ve been researching my family trees and have a lot of information on Nana and Papa. Nana’s name was
    Elisabetta Rafti. Papa’s was Joseph Criesi. They were both born in Maschito and came to the US as children. Many of the residents of Maschito were originally from Albania, and Nana and Papa were descended from them.
    I’ve accumulated information on our great-grandparents and the siblings and children of our grandparents. Email me and I will fill you in.

    Your cousin,

  3. Melissa says:

    I would like to find my distant relatives I will be in Italy next year and im looking for any family members with the last name calogero my great grandfather was Vincent calagero came to my in the late 1890 with his wife Geraldine or gerada adagio.

  4. Renee says:

    I am planning a trip to Maschito this September, 2015. My father was born in Maschoto in 1907 and immigrated to Fresno, CA in 1912 with my grandparents, Their last name is FERAMISCO. Can you suggest where I can get more information on my FERAMISCO relatives who still might be in the area? Where do you suggest I stay in the area?

    • Annette says:

      My husband and I are planning to go to Maschito in September 2015 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. My husbands Grandfather and Grandmother came from Maschito and settled in Fresno Calif. Their last name is MUSTO. :)

    • Josh says:

      Hi my grandmothers family originated from Machito and they were from the Fresno area, Renna was their last name her dad was Thomas Renna and was just wondering if you may have heard the last name?

  5. Maria says:

    Hi. My mother’s family was from Maschito. My great grandfather’s name was Antonio Allamprese, and he married Elisabetta Lomanto. One of their sons was named Peter and although he died young, he had married a woman with the last name of Cammarota. Their son Peter never married but had moved to Fresno, California. I wonder if there’s any connection.

    The Allampreses family came to the US around 1905-10, settling on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, with the surviving children moving to Brooklyn in the 1950’s.

  6. betty ciambrone says:

    My maternal grandparents parents came from Maschito. My grandfathers surname was Criese and my grandmothers surname was Raffety. I never ever meet or hear of anyone associated with Maschito and would love to hear of some or know more about my grandparents families.

  7. Mary Ann says:

    I visited Maschito 3 years ago. The city hall was closed so I was unable to get information about my maternal granfather, Francesco Cammarota. he had a brother Michael and a sister who came to America with him on or about 1901. he had a daughter Vincenza and was married. I do not know if his wife died in Italy or in America. he mas ride my grandmother inNYC. I would love to have info about him.

    • tony says:

      Hi thats my family’s name as well. Although i dont recognize Francesco or Michael. The names were Giuseppe and Rose, then my Grandfather Anthony. They went to Brooklyn, ny for years before settling in Fresno, Calif. If I find out more I’ll let you know.

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