The Story of the Luigi Filippini Fountain in Cevio

by Susan M., Arlington, VA and Kathy K., Santa Clara, CA

Visitors passing through the beautiful Valle Maggia to the town of Cevio are drawn to the fountain in the middle of the piazza, which is surrounded by centuries-old houses, modern stone sculptures, and a tiny church. Continue reading

In California con gli emigrati

di Giorgio Cheda, storico

Sono stato diverse volte in California, non solo per cercare documenti riguardanti l’inserimento nella nuova terra d’adozione di 27’000 ticinesi, ma anche per sentire dalla viva voce di alcuni protagonisti autentiche storie di vita. Continue reading

Visiting Ticino emigrants in California

by historian Giorgio Cheda

I have been to California several times, partly in search of documentary evidence of how 27,000 Ticinesi adapted to a new way of life in a new land, partly to hear the real-life stories of some of the settlers. Continue reading