Crown jewels

Michele Andina, swissinfo video journalistby swissinfo video journalist, Michele Andina

Eventually, the descendants of the Ticino emigrants to London moved out of the restaurant business and diversified. One of them is Major General Keith Cima, the Resident Governor of the Tower of London.

The Gatti name adorned many a café-restaurant run by Swiss-Italian migrants in London. Michele Andina is zooming in on the story with his video camera all this week, to try to find out about their legacy.

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“From Gattis”

Michele Andina, swissinfoBy swissinfo video journalist, Michele Andina

On my first day in London, Peter Barber, historian and head of the British Library’s maps collection, gave me a brief introduction to the history of Swiss-Italian emigrations to Britain.

He showed me some places where the most famous immigrants, Carlo Gatti and his nephews Agostino and Stefano Gatti, made their fortunes. The Gatti name adorned many a café-restaurant run by Swiss-Italian migrants in London.

Michele Andina is zooming in on the story with his video camera all this week, to try to find out about their legacy.

Video - "From Gattis"

Video – “From Gattis”

I was convinced she was a witch!

By Adrian Cerroti, Australia

Frequent visits for summer holidays since my early childhood have left me with a myriad of memories and experiences. In the 70’s visits to the village were usually accompanied by my Grandfather who was born there. Continue reading