Genovese Heritage Rediscovered in Autobiographical Travel Guide

Oct 20, 2014 521

Donna Marie Ferro was inspired by her grandparents' stories of coming to their new homeland, America, which intertwined with her own life story. Initially unwilling to ever return to Italy after her first trip in 1971, a nudge from her mother changed her mind and she was surrounded by loving cousins on both sides of the family.

It made her want to understand more deeply the identity of the people of Liguria and her own identity as a grandchild of brave immigrants from that land. Her search culminates in her new book, "Italy, the Embracing Circle: Il Circolo" (published by Xlibris).

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