|View from the balcony at Il San Pietro di Positano|
My luxurious stay on the Amalfi Coast was a far cry from my ancestry I was digging for in the region. My grandfather, who immigrated to New York from the region roughly a hundred years ago, was from a town between 2 of southern Italy's most beautiful towns, Positano and Matera. At the time of his embarkation life was destitute and millions of residents had no choice but to abandon their beautiful land. Now the area is one of most popular tourist destinations in the world.
|Hand painted ceramics from the Solimene factory in the town of Vietri on the Amalfi Coast|
|Ripe produce in the Campania countryside. The region is famous for San Marzano tomatoes, Aglianico wine and bufala mozzarella.|