What was Italy like in the 1960's?

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What was Italy like in the 1960's?

Postby MarcoItaliano » 25 May 2014, 07:17

Hi,
I'm wondering what it was like in Italia in the early 1960's more particularly in south Lazio (Frosinone) in the cities of Sora and Ceprano. Thats when my Nonni on both sides left and immigrated to Canada and im just wondering what it was like there at that time period. How was life there for everyone? easy or hard? Poor or Wealthy? or was it just average? Alot of crime?

I want to know why my family left there and how it was as they were leaving and even right before then in late 1950's, when i asked my mother she tells me they left to come here for a better life and my father says same thing too for his parents which im sure is the same answer everyone gets when they ask about immigrated family and why they move. I dont see or talk to my Nonni quiet often and i would like some peoples opinion who lives in Italy and knows it well in the areas at the time period to tell me how it was.

I also want to know what it was like in those area's during, before and after WW 1 and 2. If anyone can help thank you.
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Re: What was Italy like in the 1960's?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 May 2014, 13:06

Post war Europe was certainly a difficult place and perhaps more so in Italy than in many other countries. However, even the best parts of Europe at that time could not hold a candle to the economic and personal growth which was taking place in the United States.

And, do not forget, even today, the things that we (that is, persons not living there) find most wonderful about Italy are the very things that many Italians would like to escape from.

Does your community have an Italian-American club? A Knights of Columbus chapter perhaps? Join up, or at least attend a few meetings; you'll find lots of older Italians to chat with. Surely some of them will be more talkative than your mother. :)
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Re: What was Italy like in the 1960's?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 May 2014, 13:16

And a quick PS:

I was very prolific on this forum for a number of years and then stepped away for a few. Having returned, I have to say that I wish posters were paying a bit more attention to the intent of the forum's separate boards. This thread, for example, would be better suited to the "Italian History & Culture" board. Many, many others here belong in the "Ialian language, handwriting , script & translations" board.

Everyone gains when posts are filed away in the correct place.
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Re: What was Italy like in the 1960's?

Postby Paolo47 » 26 May 2014, 12:48

Carmine, :D

Count me as one who is happy you are back. You do great research.

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Re: What was Italy like in the 1960's?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 26 May 2014, 13:28

Thanks, Paul.

I do okay, but my dream is to move to Italy and work with a master - perhaps Raffaella (suanj) or Livio. :)

To the original poster, our forum member Italysearcher resides in Sora. Perhaps she would have some valuable insight. Try PM'ing her or visit her blog at http://angelresearch.wordpress.com

She is on Facebook as well, if I recall correctly.
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Re: What was Italy like in the 1960's?

Postby MarcoItaliano » 06 Jun 2014, 23:19

johnnyonthespot wrote:Thanks, Paul.

I do okay, but my dream is to move to Italy and work with a master - perhaps Raffaella (suanj) or Livio. :)

To the original poster, our forum member Italysearcher resides in Sora. Perhaps she would have some valuable insight. Try PM'ing her or visit her blog at http://angelresearch.wordpress.com

She is on Facebook as well, if I recall correctly.


Hey thank for commenting...ya i know who she is, shes been helpful to me in past on here on my old account. thanks for your suggestions... i thought i posted this in the Emigration, Immigration category but i guess not it wound up in here...
Family Surnames In My Pedigree:
GIZZI, PALLESCHI, BALDASSARRA, SAVONA, CORSETTI, DE SANTIS, LUONGO, CASTELLUCCI, DI CRESCE, MATTACCHIONE, CARIOZZI, MATTEUCCI, DI COSMO,
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