Discovering Puglia: on the Footsteps of Your Ancestors

A journey in Puglia, the heel of Italy. This sample tour is tailored for ItalianSide by our local tour operator partner: you have the opportunity to stay in your ancestors’ village and to visit Puglia at the same time. The program is illustrative: the exact sequence of days may be different depending on the geographic [...]

Genealogy Tours in Calabria

A sample of ancestry tour in Calabria from our selected incoming partner back to Genealogy tours in Italy Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights YOUR ANCESTORS’ VILLAGE Day 1 – Welcome to your Italian town Journey to your ancestors town. Discovering the old town: mother church, historical buildings, old streets, charming views, artisans at work, sightseeings. Visiting [...]

Clean, Vacuum and Chill

Saving the Sistine Chapel Visitors to the Sistine Chapel can expect to be cleaned, vacuumed and chilled before entering to see Michelangelo’s famous frescoes. The project, which the Vatican hopes to have completed by the end of this year, is one of several proposed by Antonio Paolucci, the director of the Vatican Museums. “Dust, heat, [...]

ItalianSide stories: Time Changes Everything (Almost)

Everyone has a story: tell us yours! Time Changes Everything (Almost) Part I – Matera 1979 by D. Hirsch Fourteen years before it became a UNESCO World Heritage site, I visited Matera, deep in the heart of southern Italy. This was back in 1979 and I had just finished college. A friend and I [...]

From Australia to Italy: a 9000 mile journey to the roots

We just received this email from Bernadette: she contacted us from Australia to plan her trip to Italy to visit her Italian grandfathers hometown. After she returned home, she wrote us a nice email with some useful suggestions for tourists coming to Italy for genealogy research “Thank you for helping me to arrange my trip [...]

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