This site was created for my family, cousins, nieces and nephews and others
interested in Lettomanoppello, Abruzzo, Italy.
NOTE: Some of the links are not available anymore and will try to update this one of these days....
It's been over 14 years since I started this site and I want to thank all those who visited it.
Just wanted to mention the Toppa Family Reunion was held in July, 2010.
You probably looked on maps for Lettomanoppello but couldn't find it anywhere.
Now is your chance to get a glimpse. Hope you enjoy your visit. For some facts
about Lettomanoppello click here.
This lively Italian folk song takes awhile to load but it brings back a lot of memories...
c'e la luna, mezza mare-Click here to listen
Vintage Italian Jukebox Music no longer available
Below are some links to check out.
Falconilla and GiustinoToppa
60th Wedding Anniversary (newspaper clipping)
Newport Toppa Family 1930's
by John and Tony Toppa in 1970s
I got some pictures from my Father's cousin, Sabina that
were given to her by Tony Toppa, she was kind enough to let me make copies. I also had a copy of my Uncle Tony's birth certificate given to me
by his daughter Anna. With a limited understanding of the language, I would not have found anyone without these..
War Memorial With
The First thing you see when you get to the top of Lettomanoppello
is the Monument to
those who died during the war. Check out the surnames.
Meeting people finding family
With my album in hand, my son, Chris and I started walking. We
found the Munincipo and
met Maria who worked there.
Other sites we visited
After we left Domenico's house, Pasquale took us back where we started
and we went for a
walk. We only had a short time left before our driver came back
to pick us up and bring us back.
to our hotel in Pescara. Check "La Noce" ristorante, here! I believe it was remodeled and expanded since I was there...
End of our Journey
Lettomanoppello was a province of Chieti, according to my uncle's
Note: Chieti is pronounced as "keyet". (That is probably why the
name Toppi became Toppa, as the i has a quiet a
Lettomanoppello e Roccamorice
This site has everything and more...
- Here's a famous
ancestor! Niccolò Toppi (historian, 1607-1681), read famous people from Chieti... There is also a Niccolo Toppi street
Toppa's Market, my parents store C.1939
1937 Son's of Italy testimonial for Dr.Paul Toppa, my Father's cousin. Includes Middletown and Newport Toppa's. Note the beer bottles on the tables and no wine..
If you have any old Toppa pictures to add just let me know.
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