Staff of Italian Trips.com
team that created this site is headed by Margaret and Joe
family is originally from Bari with the family name of Cifareli.
A trip through Ellis Island changed it to the less easy to
pronounce - Chiffriller.
grandfather was from Sicily - his mother came to America after
she lost many of the family to an eruption of Mt. Etna. Both
families came to New York and settled in the city.
generations later Joe and Margaret met and married. It seemed
like a wonderful idea to return to Italy to see the places
they had heard about while growing up.
trip began a love for Italy that this site reflects.
is a master stone carver who also designs Web sites when he
isn't carving. Margaret is a freelance writer who is always
writing. The two careers and the Italian heritage merged in
the book they are publishing, Bread and Stone. It tours
Italy's Gothic treasures and Medieval cookery - but left so
much more to cover.
they design Web sites... the next logical step was this site.
site is designed to share the history, scenery, art, culture
and warmth of Italy and the people who live there with others
who love it as much as we do.
hope you enjoy your visits to Italy on this site. Please,
let us know what more you want to see.
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