Emigration, full circle: Returning to the old country

May 22, 2019 326

For all the obvious reasons, people who come to Italy often find it a difficult place to leave. Now, some are finding they don't have to go home – they already arehome. Sandy and Phil Ferretti, from Long Island via Florida, run the Relais Ortaglia B&B in Tuscany. Phil is the great-grandson of an Italian immigrant. "Who would have thought we would have ended up in Tuscany, but we're here!" said Sandra.

Ferretti discovered a connection to Italy that's deeper than he thought; he may actually be Italian, because of what's known as the Law of Blood.  Correspondent Mark Phillips asked Phil, "A lot of people love Italy; there's lots of reason to. Not everybody wants to become an Italian. Why did you decide? "Life's too short not to become an Italian, come on!" Ferretti replied. "I think that was on a T-shirt! Everybody comes from somewhere. Everybody has roots. I guess I'm coming back."

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SOURCE: https://www.cbsnews.com/

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