mfjp, May I ask what computer software program you use? I have been considering buying one. I have been limping by with Alta Vista's Babelfish, and an Italian dictionary. (And now thanks to wldspirit, a book on Italian verb conjugations.)
>>>It was written before a name Lian Pietro Casassa.
then it is for certain Gian Pietro Casassa
Gian Pietro is the first name. More often it is one word in which case it becomes Giampietro (with 'm' instead of 'n').
good luck in your research!
Marco, Milano, Italia