1. TALES OF OLD ITALY
My name is Ernesto Granese.
The book you are about to read is about my life and the history of my family, from 1902 to present day.
It contains a few historical inaccuracies and some made up stories. However, it is a genuine and passionate attempt to tell facts and stories that have never been told nor published in either Italian or English.
My story starts in Piaggine, a small village perched on the mountains of Campania, in the South of Italy, where my ancestors lived; and ends in Lewes, a charming town in the South East of England where I have now been living since 1997.
This is my first attempt at writing in English. Therefore my work is anything but perfect !
While you may not find great literature in these pages you will hopefully be able to read many compelling, unique stories. So, hang in there!
My family in 1902
My family in 1976
Piaggine, Campania, Southern Italy.