Updated on 8-13-2017:
Thanks to Antonio Eugenio Aiello this posting is updated with the name, address and screen shots of the restaurant where Michael and the Aiello family had lunch. The caption for the fifth photo was corrected. Updated info is in italics.
Cousin Michael Muro vacationed in Italy this July. He stayed in Agropoli with relatives including Giuseppe Carnicelli. Giuseppe accompanied Michael when he travelled south to Calabria to visit Antonio Eugenio and Aldisa Aiello. Antonio’s daughters Stefania and Sandra were also in town. This was such a good development for Michael and Giuseppe.
It looks like the day in Calabria included lots of good food, good scenery, good company, and good conversation! Uncle Sammy and I are very happy that Cousin Michael had a chance to enjoy La Dolce Vita during this trip to Italy.
We introduced Giuseppe Carncicelli in two earlier postings. Please see links in the Related Postings section.
Antonio Eugenio Aiello is the nephew of Michael’s paternal Grandmother Rose Aiello Marasco Muro.
Michael and Antonio connected after Antonio’s son Amedeo Aiello contacted me earlier this year. It is a beautiful thing to have facilitated the introduction through this blog and watch the relationship grow.
Ristorante Pesce Fresco
The Aiello family, Michael Muro and Giuseppe Carnicelli dined at the Ristorante Pesce Fresco. The following screen shots from Google Maps provide the location and street view.
Aerial view from Google Maps. The orange dot denotes the restaurant location.
Street view from Google Maps.
Michael Muro’s Photo Album: A visit with the Aiello Family of Calabria, July 2017
The white strip you see running across the sand on this beach is a concrete walkway. People can walk along it to avoid the hot sand. When you reach a point where you want to be you can then go onto the sand.
At the beach (left to right): Antonio Eugenio Aiello, his wife Aldisa, Michael Muro, and Antonio’s daughters Stefania and Sandra.
The restaurant where Michael and the Aiello family had lunch is located near the beach. Around the table from left to right are: Michael, Antonio Eugenio, Aldisa, Sandra and Stefania.
Michael enjoyed the meal which started with this dish of marinated fish, tuna and pink marinated onions.
The next course consisted of a choice of pasta with fish, spaghetti with claims and ravioli with scallops. Here are the raviolis. Is anyone getting hungry?
Michael described the third course for me when I asked about how this fish was prepared. He told me that “There was a choice of swordfish or fish that was cleaned of the bones and split open with seasoning and breadcrumbs and baked in the oven. This fish was served with the head which I had the waiter remove. Sorry but I don’t remember the name of this fish. But it was very good.”
At home with the Aiello family. Left to right: Antonio Eugenio, Aldisa, Michael Muro, Sandra and Stefania.
Michael’s beautiful day in Calabria concluded with Antonio asking for some photos of the family members back in the U.S. And so the relationships will continue to grow and, we hope, flourish.