Thursday, October 9, 2008

Aviano

The day after we went to Venice we went to Aviano, a tiny little town in the Dolomites near Pordenone. Aviano is where our relatives on dad's side lived before they emigrated to the USA, specifically his paternal grandfather, our great-grandfather.

A street sign dedicated to the Italian troops fallen in Nasiriya, Iraq.


The "frazione" of Aviano called Piante, with the street leading into it - Via Piante.


The church in Piante, right across the street from the house of some relatives. It had a very interesting round shape with two bell-towers.


The simple interior of the little church.


A war monument dedicated to the fallen citizens of Aviano during WWI.


These three pictures are of some of our distant relatives, all of who had the last name De Piante.

2 comments:

DelGrosso said...

This is so neat. I see some similarities in those old photos. You need the frame the picture with your dad under the Piante sign. From a distance, it looks like a beautiful large crucifix in the church. Aviano is where St. Margaret of Cortona was born. Did you see anything about her? I would love to have more history on the town she was born in. She is a very interesting saint.

Eric V. said...

I lived their for 8 Years...... That Church you visited was in front of a soccer field where my team played called Polisportiva Maddalena(Via Della Maddalena was the name of the street).