Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Molfettans of Note

The walls of the City Hall Board Room are lined with portraits of important men from Molfetta's past. Above we can see His Excellency Lieutenant General Gaetano Pastore, 1778-1849.
Here we have General Giuseppe Eugenio Poli, 1898-1967.

This fellow is another member of the Poli family, local nobility. He seems to have been a scholar of Italian and Foreign literature in the 1800s.

5 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Sorry to say that I have never heard of any of them. I bet they all made great contributions, however.

Saretta said...

They are only *local* heroes, it's true!

lakeviewer said...

How wonderful to see your history on the walls.

valeria said...

Today noticed a beautiful historical building near here and read the surname Poli on the buzzer. Maybe they are relatives...

Patsy said...

Thank you,Saretta for portraing LA SANTA ALLEGREZZA.It is been an old Molfettese tradition. I remember as a young men going to relatives homes,singing it.Is is still going strong.