Who has information about Candido Darani, mayor of Chironico?

by Angie Ballard, Britain

I love this website! I am trying to find out more about my grandparents (Flora Crippa and Candido Darani). Candido was born in Chironico and Flora was born in Chiggiognia. When married resided in Chironico. They had children in London and then returned to Ticino to have more. I would love to find out more about Candido Darani who was once the Mayor of Chironico and the postmaster…if anyone knows where I need to write to in Ticino about my family, I would really appreciate it!

3 thoughts on “Who has information about Candido Darani, mayor of Chironico?

  1. Dear Mrs. Ballard,

    You asked to “find out more about Candido Darani”, former mayor and postmaster of Chironico. In a previous request (che-ticino-list), you mentioned 1887-1955, some older people may remember him there.

    A quick look at our online phone directory (http://tel.local.ch) shows that Chironico is a small commune with 212 phone connections, 30 of which (1 of 7) with the surname Darani. The mayor is Edy Campagna and the vice mayor is Fabrizio Darani. The previous mayor (2004) was Nicola Darani. If you speak Italian, I would try to phone or write to one of these people.

    If you have problems let me know and we’ll see to help you further.

  2. Many thanks for offering help Ronald. I have been there twice since 1992 and met a few people but only in the last few years found out more about Candido from someone who visited the Mormons in Utah.

    Unfortunately I only speak English which has limited me thus far. Any assistance would be very much appreciated.




  3. I have spoken to people from Chironico and hope to get some information about Candido Darani for you in the next few days. I will contact you directly by email as soon as I know more.


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