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

Grossi and Bacciarini family saga: Lavertezzo, Gudo and Vallejo

by Jay Grossi, United States

My first Grossi ancestor to come to America, Attilio Grossi, my grandfather Plinio’s uncle. My grandparents Plinio Grossi and Annetta Bacciarini were born in the village of Gudo in the Magadino Plain near Bellinzona in 1898 and 1901. Continue reading