My great grandparents came to Bronx, New York in the late 1890s from Piacenza to, in their opinion "better themselves." They had six children, one being my grandfather, John Mario. My great grandfather sent his sons to a small town in Virginia to work for a resort hotel for fear that they may get into trouble, as in join the mafia. I'm sure we're related, even if distant. My hope is to someday go to Piacenza. Enjoy yourself!