As a nation state, Italy has emerged only in 1871. Until then the country was politically divided into a large number of independant cities, provinces and islands. The currently available evidences point out to a dominant Etruscan, Greek and Roman cultural influence on today's Italians.
Asking any members to email me any old photos from Pietransieri or Roccaraso, Italy. I have relatives there that are searching for any pre 1950's photos of the area.
The area was invaded by the Germans during WWII and most of the old family and country photos were destroyed. I'm posting this in the hope that someone has relatives from the old country that brought photos to the US.