Hi, my name is Paolo, I come from Friuli Venezia Giulia Region. You’re probably wondering what is my connection with Gagliano Aterno?
Everything started with a desire for generosity that I carry in my heart and an adventure to rediscover my root.
In 2012, after different years traveling for work , I wanted to renovate my grandad’s house, Unfortunately I’ve never met him.
When I was child I spent my summers with my mother in this house, and after 30 years I decided to rediscover my roots.
I will always remember the day I went back to Gagliano after 30 years.
In April, It was a rainy day and the town was deserted.
I didn’t remember where the house was.
But I’ve met some people coming from the town, they started answering me ‘Who you are?’, ‘Where are you from?’, ‘Who are your parents?’ and ‘When will you leave?’
To answer their questions I seemed to find a rock to overcome but I answered lightly:
I come from Friuli region,
I am the son of my mother and I leave when I find my grandfather’s house!
So who is your grandfather? They asked to me.
My grandfather was Medardo Bernabei.
At that answer I was opened to a world of kindness, brotherhood, respect I could not justify, until, between a coffee and a glass of Montepulciano, they told me who my grandfather was.
I felt at home.