I'm currently visiting Italy and I am searching for any relatives of mine who might be located in or around the town of Ripabottoni, Italy. My aunt has tracked our family line back to Ribottoni, Italy. My great grandfather, Gulian Ciarla, arrived in America around 1895. He entered the states through Ellis Island and had sailed out of Napels. My great grandfather kept the name Ciarla, but all his children took the name Charles.
I am currently staying with a family in Vellentri, Italy. Apparently from what my host family has told me, Ciarla is one of the most common surnames in the area. I'll be in Italy for the rest of the month, but only in Vallentri for the rest of the week. I plan to visit the town of Ripabottini sometime next week, and I'm hopeing I can find somebody who has some additional information for me to help me in my search.