Welcome to Live Picinisco
For those of you have arrived at this site, whether, on purpose, or, having stumbled upon it through a search engine, I might be safe in my assumption that you virtually arrived here out of a love of Picinisco. You are most welcome here, because, this site, has been created out of a passion and love for all things Piciniscane.
My father, Walter Crolla, a Piciniscano through and through, never lost his love for his home town. His parents, Delizia Santangeli and Vittorio Crolla, like so many Piciniscani, were forced to emigrate due to economic circumstances and left Picinisco in 1960 with my father, then aged nine, and his two sisters to find employment in Scotland. As an adult, Dad spent most of his year pining for the village he missed and loved, and the family and friends they left behind. This love and nostalgia for Picinisco was passed down to us and every year there is nothing quite as exciting as driving up the last stretch of the mountainous road finally arriving in Piazza Capocci. You are home. You can relax. Your heart is whole and your soul is at peace.
This site is a virtual portal for Piciniscani all over the world, whether you are first generation or fifth generation, a friend of Picinisco or a holiday maker and lover of medieval Italian villages. Here, you can search for the dream home in Picinisco, find information about a hotel to stay at or a restaurant to dine at while vacationing, trace your family tree or just get in touch to find out information about the village.
Here, we are happy to help. My family has so much to thank Picinisco for, and this is my way of thanking Picinisco, my ancestors and honouring my lovely dad.