I received a few photos and an update from Michael Muro today. The weather in Agropoli continues to be very hot and very humid. Michael is staying with the family of Giuseppe Carnicelli, the cousin I met during our May meet-up in Brooklyn Heights.
July is a festive month for Giuseppe and his brother Vincenzo. They both celebrate birthdays this month. Vincenzo will turn 23 on July 29th. This photo of (left to right, Vincenzo, Michael and Giuseppe) was taken at Nero Cafe in Agropoli. I love the bright, upbeat colors in the décor.
Giuseppe’s birthday was on July 11th. The combination of birthday cake and champagne is irresistible! Uncle Sammy and I wish both brothers a very good year ahead.
A festival was recently held during the time Michael has been in Agropoli. Here we see the Piazza all lit up. I love the way the colors of the lights are so vivid against the night sky and the old buildings surrounding the piazza.
Michael also had time to visit another cousin from the Carnicelli family, too. Michele lives in Santa Maria which is about 20 minutes from Agropoli. His mother is from the Carnicelli family. I think I see some resemblance between Michael and Michele.
Giuseppe continues to take courses online with the school in Pittsburgh where he studied English conversation, reading and writing this past Spring while he was in the U.S. visiting Michael. On Saturday, July 25th Michael and Giuseppe head to Calabria for another get-together with the newly discovered relatives of his Grandma Rose. Eugenio and Aldisa Aiello and their children will spend a day with Michael. He’s promised more photos along with all the details. Eugenio is Rose’s nephew.
Uncle Sammy and I wish Michael safe travels, sunny weather and the continued pleasure of good company during this last phase of his vacation in Italy.