|We are a group of individuals passionate about Torricella Peligna, the small town in Abruzzo that is home to our cultural and ethnic heritage. Torricellani are strewn here and there across the globe, yet we remain united in our common background. Through this website, we provide a medium that allows Torricellani to connect with each other and to share not only facts and information, but also memories, images and emotions.
This project owes special credit to Pierangela Badia and the staff of Abruzzo2000. Through their website, www.abruzzo2000.com, Al Porreca of New Jersey, Dan (Donato) Aspromonte of California and Barry Miller (Di Valerio/Di Pietrantonio) of Georgia connected. In May of 2003 they gathered forces to begin creating the website, www.TorricellaPeligna.com, which was launched in August 2003. Shortly afterwards, Barry branched out to create a website dedicated to Fallascoso, www.Fallascoso.com, which was once a town on its own, but is now part of Torricella Peligna.
Soon others joined the project, including Angela Di Berardino (California), Joe (Peppinuccio) Cionni of Torricella (now in Ohio), Antonio Piccoli of Torricella (now in Rome), Janet Di Pastena (Utah), Mirella Palizzi Piccone and Rob Piccone (Mirella of Torricella and Rob of Washington D.C., now both in New York), Marion Apley Porreca (U.K.), Francine Piccoli Ransdell (California), Massimo Ficca of Torricella (now Australia), Marziale Di Marino (Torricella), Joe Persichetti (Colorado), Eric Umile (Pennsylvania), and later: Pierluigi Marsigli of Pisa (now in Torricella), Joseph Bevins (Minnesota), Roberta Cox (Michigan), Ada Ficca (Torricella Peligna), Carlo Liberati (Rome).
Our website continues to grow rapidly. We encourage all of you to contribute to this project by submitting anecdotes, biographies, family trees, photographs, recipes, etc. Together we are creating a website of which the community of Torricella and the Torricellani the world over can be proud.