Pesco Sannita, Province of Benevento, Region of Campania, Italia

All photographs were taken in April 2005.

Pesco Sannita is a meticulously well kept town with ornately paved streets and a beautiful hillside view. It is located northwest of the city of Benevento. The Caruso branch of my family tree, which at this point is only my great grandmother Maria Rosa Caruso, once lived here.

This town had the most beautiful cemetery surrounded by olive trees. We found many Caruso graves, but we don't know if any of them are relatives.

Pesco Sannita Piazza.
The streets are paved with … style!

Pesco Sannita

Cemetery entrance.
The cemeteries are usually on the road out of town.

Cemetery entrance

Paul Ohama outside cemetery entrance.

My husband Paul

Olive trees beside the cemetery.

Olive trees

Billowing smoke.
The smoke was so intensely white that we imagined this is how they dispose of the skeletons to make room for the next generation.

Billowing smoke

Cemetery with a View.
This is the back wall of the cemetery and the view to another town.

Cemetery with a View

Giuseppe Caruso.
Born March 16, 1908, died January 15, 1982.

Giuseppe Caruso

Detail of photograph of Giuseppe Caruso.

Giuseppe Caruso

Filippo Caruso.
Born September 20, 1930, died February 3, 1992.

Filippo Caruso

Detail of photograph of Filippo Caruso.

Filippo Caruso

Antonia Caruso.
Born July 1, 1909, died November 22, 1995.

Antonia Caruso

Detail of photograph of Antonia Caruso.

Antonia Caruso

Angiolina Caruso.
Born December 20, 1913, died May 23, 1998.

Angiolina Caruso

Detail of photograph of Angiolina Caruso.

Angiolina Caruso

Angelo Nicola Caruso.
Born March 10, 1907, died January 27, 1991.

Angelo Nicola Caruso

Detail of photograph of Angelo Nicola Caruso.

Angelo Nicola Caruso

Maria Rosa Caruso.
This is also the maiden name of my great grandmother, so perhaps this was her niece. Born June 1, 1905, died December 9, 1997.

Maria Rosa Caruso

Detail of photograph of Maria Rosa Caruso.

Maria Rosa Caruso

Luciano Caruso.
Born December 12, 1923, died March 6, 1992.

Luciano Caruso

Detail of photograph of Luciano Caruso.

Luciano Caruso

Luca Caruso.
Born January 6, 1897, died January 22, 1981. In 1918, a critical battle of World War I was fought in Vittorio Veneto, a northeastern Italian town. Luca Caruso must have been a soldier or a commander in that battle.

Luca Caruso

Detail of photograph of Luca Caruso.

Luca Caruso

Jessica Caruso.
Jessica lived only two days.

Jessica Caruso

Nicolantonio Caruso.
Born December 24, 1909, died December 2, 1988.

Nicolantonio Caruso

Detail of photograph of Nicolantonio Caruso.

Nicolantonio Caruso

MG Caruso.
MG is usually for MariaGrazia or MariaGiuseppa.

MG Caruso

Detail of photograph of MG Caruso.

MG Caruso

Leaving Pesco Sannita.
These two photographs were taken from our car on the winding hillside road leading north. We were going to Colle Sannita next.

Leaving Pesco Sannita

Leaving Pesco Sannita.

Leaving Pesco Sannita