Both of my grandparents, Antonio and Antonia Mannella, were born in Ateleta, Abruzzo. I have their dates of birth, but not birth certificates. They were married in Ateleta and I do have their marriage certificate, in Italian. I also have my Dad's birth certificate from Pittsburgh, Pa. My grandfather was killed in a streetcar accident when my dad was 6 yrs. old. I do not believe my grandfather was ever naturalized, but do not know for sure. My husband and I just retired to Arezzo and I really want to get a passport. Life would be much easier. Is there anyone out there who can give me some advise? I know the consulate I would neetto go through is in LAX. The problem is that even for a residency permit, they said they have to keep my passport for over 2 weeks. I have no idea about time they would need my passport for them to approve a dual citizenship. We are renting an apartment here on a long term lease.