2002 Guestbook


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Buon anno 2003 a tutti gli istriano-fiumano-dalmati

Orgogliosi della loro terra 
Degni del sacrifici dei loro padri.
Consci di un un desiderio universale per una
Pace senza odii
o pregiudizi.

Noi, esuli o rimasti richiediamo il rispetto dei nostri martiri, il riconosscimento della nostra cultura, la comoprensione dei vincitori, la soddisfazione dei nostri diritti come vittime di uno strazio lacerante, trascorso ma non dimenticato.

Con lo sguardo avanti,
con il vento in poppa
il gabbiano ci guida a prua
nel mare amaro dei nostri ricordi
ma consolati dalla sua speranza

Pace e Bene


Franco Aitala (dei Zaccai)
Philadelphia, PA USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 20:08:06 (MST)

Qualcuno in Australia ha gia' festeggiato l'arrivo del nuovo anno. In Italia mancano circa 4 ore, in america qualcosa di piu'. Tanti auguri agli amici Istriani, tanta Pace e tanta Gioia.

BUON 2003

Torino, Italy - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 12:26:37 (MST)




leonor moscarda
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 17:44:08 (MST)

Auguro un Buon Natale e un felice Anno Nuovo a tutti voi sparsi nel mondo: i momenti come questi
ci rendono piů vicini, e quel poco di tecnologia ci aiuta a farlo .

Ritschl Giuseppe
Senigallia, Italia Ancona - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 10:05:38 (MST)

I would like to wish all my friends & family in Montona, Kaldir, Stanzia Flego, Livade, Lubiani, Trieste, Monfalcone, Pisino, Golubici, Sweden, New Jersey, Austria, New York a Merry Christmas & a New Year filled with joy, happiness & good health.

Buon natale a tutti istriani!

Linette Basiaco
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 15:07:44 (MST)

Felice Anno Nuovo! Happy new year! Bonne année! Sretna nova godina! Gott nytt ĺr!
a tutti gli Istriani nel mondo.

Dal Piranese (Sicciole) Mario Zarotti.

Mario Zarotti
Gavle, Sweden - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 14:16:23 (MST)

Buon NATALE a tutti gli ISTRIANI!!!
Pace a tutti voi. Un rinnovato sentimento di gratitudine per gli amministratori del sito e tutti gli amici che collaborano a diffondere la cultura e la gioia della nostra terra.



Torino, Italia - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 08:29:12 (MST)

Sretan Bozic i nova godina!

Bel sito con molte informazioni. Vado spesso in vacanza ad Orsera e mi piacerebbe imparare un po di croato, parlo bene l'italiano, il tedesco e me la cavo conl'inglese. Ma ogni volta che torno in Istria muoio dall'invidia dal fatto che quasi tutti parlano benissimo almeno l'italiano e il croato. C'e' qualche sito con corsi online che voi sappiate?

Ad ogni modo l'Istria xe proprio bela, la me piase proprio tanto, specialmente da orsera in zoso.

ciao, Fabio

Fabio Calaon
Teolo, Italy Italy - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 17:15:37 (MST)




sally lechich
stockton, ca usa - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 23:49:57 (MST)

Ojla,Labinjani & Veli Golji!!!
Sretan Bozic i Novo Leto,
Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo,
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year,
Frohe Weihnachten und ein Gluckliches Neues Jahr
Zeli vam fam.B.Blaskovic'a

canada - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 13:14:15 (MST)


Hey, you did a really good job on it,Great site. Lots of useful information. I will be back soon!

Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes, erfolgreiches und gesundes 2003!
Merry Christmas and a Happy 2003!
Joyeux Noël et Meilleurs Voeux de Bonheur pour 2003!

Frankfurt, Hessen Germany - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 08:05:48 (MST)

Dear Susana GIUGOVAZ,

I tried to e-mail you directly but it bounced. Hope this may be of help. I know of a Giugovaz family in Quebec, Ilario & Mario are landscape contractors living on the south shore of Montreal. Maybe they might be of help.

J0J 1K0
(450) 346-6904
(450) 347-9163

Walter Cramerstetter

Walter Cramerstetter
Les Cedres, QC CANADA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 21:31:37 (MST)

While my children and I were enjoying a delicious plate of gnocchi that my dear Nona still enjoys to cook up, I was telling Noni of your website. My Nono, Giuseppe (Bepi) Giugovaz is from Filaria, my Nona (Aurelia) from Sterna. Nono was hoping to find out any information about some friends who left for Argentina. It would be great if anyone has any information about Agostino(born in 1910); Isidoro (born in 1908); and Severino(born 1928) Giugovaz. Nono recalls that they moved to Plata, Argentina, some 60km from Buenos Aries.

I enjoyed coming across this website. As another visitor had noted, It is comforting to know that others have had some difficulties answering the questions posed about the origins of our names and our culture.

Thank you for any information that I may be able to pass on.

Susana Giugovaz
Kingston, Ontario Canada - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 12:55:50 (MST)

George M Peakovic asked:
"I had one other question. Does anyone know the origination of the "ovic" that ends so many differant surnames? I have seen this in russia, germany,croatia, serbia and slovenian names.If my hunch is right it could be that it relates to one specific tribe of people. I would appreciate any thoughts or comments."

George, that means "son of", similar to the Spanish, French, Italian "de", German "von", Scottish "mac", Irish "O ' ", etc etc. But unlike some of the languages quoted above, it has no nobility connotation.


Juan Preradovich
Lima, Peru - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 02:15:10 (MST)

Ancora una volta e la stagione delle Feste Natalizie e come tutti i altri Istriani per il mondo anche noi pensemo e ricordiamo le nostre famiglie lontane, le bone cose che cucinavimo e quanto eravamo felici perche eravamo tutti insieme. Purtroppo, certi dei nostri cari non sono piu qui ma restano sempre nei nostri cuori.

Vorei inviare tanti sinceri auguri per le Sante Feste a tutti i Istriani per il mondo, ma specialmente a quelli di Montona, Caldier, Zumesco dalla Famiglia di Luigi e Carolina [Dintignana] Bencic.

Josie Bencic
Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 18:10:30 (MST)

Sono nato a Fiume nel 1948. L'anno successivo lasciai la citta' natale. Fui portato in un'altra citta': la splendida Firenze. Ma quando torno in Istria, sono preso dall'incantesimo della mia terra...E quando parto sento il suo lamento.

Alfio Krancic

Alfio Krancic
Firenze, Italia - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 19:19:07 (MST)

I left Pola with my family in 1957 and came to Australia. My father Guiseppe,who was born in Visignano in 1916, has since passed away but my mother Cesira (nee Fedel), born in Parenzo in 1920, is still living. We love hearing about Istria and reading the input from other Istrians on your website. Thank you for allowing "us" to get together like this! 

We are interested in genealogy and the history of Istria. If anybody has information on our family names we would love to share what we have. Other names that occur in our family history are Cottiga, Racovac, Rupenovic, Bencich, Smuz and Matijasic. Australia seems such a long way away, but hearing others talk about Istria brings it that little bit closer! Many thanks. If anyone would like to e-mail me, my address is ferrucciovesnaver@yahoo.com.au

Ferruccio Vesnaver
Ravensbourne, Queensland Australia - Friday, December 06, 2002 at 18:45:40 (MST)

For Marisa only:

Istrian Thanks at the End of the Day.
(by a famous poet from Zara - Silvio Alesani "Me Par Ieri")

Fragment (Frammento) from "A Barcola"

Cosi` ti ga finido un altro giorno
Dando a tuti quel che de meo ti ga,
Tuti te lassa ormai, tuto intorno
Xe? silenzio, abandono. E ti te sa`:
(Cosi va el mondo, con le sue disgrazie?)
Tuti i te lassa, senza dirte un grazie!

Fragment from "A Barcola"

Thus you ended another day
Giving to all what is your best
All have left you by now, all around
It?s forlorn silence. And you well know:
(There goes the world, with its mishaps?)
All leave you, without saying a single Thanks!

(tako je zivot?)
(cosi'e'la vita?)

Franco G.Aitala
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 13:25:34 (MST)

Your site is delightfull!
I am very glad to find information about Istro-Romanians and to find that they are not extincted.

They speak a dialect of Romanian language, (the Romanian language spoken in Romania is the Daco-Romanian dialect) and they are part of the so called Balcanic Latinity, togather with the A-Romanians and Megleno-Romanians spreded in former Iugoslavia, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece and diaspora.

I am interested to find more about the present life of Istro-Romanians.
Plese contact me on my e-mail address.
Thank you.

Bogdan Ganea
Galati, ROMANIA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 05:04:45 (MST)

Cao!!!!!!! Istra....Puno Pozdrava mojima tetima.. Amalja, Andela i Livji i mojima zermanima u Puli i Rovinju i Flengima.. i svima ostali.. Tata Enio zeli sretan bozic i novu leto!!!!Svima..
Vidimo se Viktorija...

Viktorija Rajko
Karlshamn, Sweden - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 11:36:31 (MST)

Cari amici istriani del mondo !
We imigrated to Canada in 1957 from Trieste on the Saturnia. My father REMIGIO KRAMERSTETTER (1936)of Castelvenere and my mother FIORELLA BONAZZA (1934)of Villa Cucciani are looking to renew contacts with lost friends across the world who left during the mass exodus of after World War II. I am also collecting today & past genealogical informations on the Kramerstetter & Bonazza families history.
"Soyez fier de votre héritage de la belle istria !"

Walter Cramerstetter
P.O. Box 94, Vaudreuil-Dorion Québec CANADA J7V 5V6
fax; 1-450-452-4053

Walter Cramerstetter
Les Cedres, Quebec CANADA - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 13:28:28 (MST)

hello fellow istrians!!!
i returned from istria (croatia) on october 23rd 2002 and had a wonderful trip there for two weeks! i went with my cousin mary ann tirapelle whose mother was born in mali losinj(1920) as was my dad (1915), her brother. we spent 5 nights in mali losinj at the aurora hotel...we rented bikes one day and rode all over this gorgeous serene island visiting the church and friends of my grandmother and the home where my dad was born in san martin which is now a bed and breakfast 10 feet from the sea.(61 san martin)..we also had dinner with cousins beti (stuparich) and vjekoslav galjanic. vijekoslav (luigi) used to be in charge of all the hotels in lussin (his picture is in the Cres Losinj foto book with Tito and kids in the beginning of the book, he is on the far right)... bettys mother was a lechich and i found them in 1987 and have been writing ever since. their daughters vilenka and ajsa were there too. vilenka is an oil color artist and speaks fluent english. wonderful people (vilenka cooked our dinner all day while we visited veli losinj)...from losinj we went to Hvar the sunniest island which mario maharich told me about...lavendar is grown there and they sell lavendar oil and sachets on the street...there we stayed at the Palace Hotel with a wonderful view of the sea and there is a 15th c. loggia there also.we took a boat ride to outer islands and swam in the adriatic...
from Hvar to dubrovnik for 3 nites. we had lots of sun with some short spells of rain thrown in. do not stay at the Kompas Hotel in dubrovnik...we got the whole story from a travel agent who met us there and she took us to another hotel right away...thank god for barbara...anyway we loved the whole trip..great package deal thro travel time in astoria, new york (dragica lukas) 1-800-354-8728...call her and book a trip...great prices!!!
i will be moving this weekend so wont have my computer for awhile...love to all my istrian friends!
sally lechich

sally lechich
stockton, california usa - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 08:26:42 (MST)




Dario Prodan
Turin, Italy - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 10:16:13 (MST)

feeling very homesick after 11 years here.
nema boljega mjesta na svijetu i jedva cekam da se tornam u spadicima

daniel poropat
sydney, australia - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 05:40:12 (MST)

Ejla! San se torna :-) Je gus vit da je jos vajka uvi sajt "in action". Pozdrav svima ki me znaju.

Kuraja i tako naprid!


Marino Pahovic
Malmö, Skĺne Sweden - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 10:33:23 (MDT)

Prije nekoliko dana sam prvo puta naisao na internet stranicu www.istranet.org
Odussevljensam idejom da se i Istra, nasa ljepotica, sa svom svojom ljepotom, svojim spomenicima kulture, svojim jezikom, svojom prosloscu i tegobama koje je u povijesti imala pokaze svijetu. Osim toga daje mogucnost da istrijanci medusobno komuniciraju.

Pozdrav svim istrijancima
iz Walheim-a

Zlatko Stojkovic
Walheim, Germany - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 15:58:36 (MDT)

Is the following correct?

DRACULA ovvero Vlad III Tepes, principe della Valacchia, cavaliere di Drago (dracus = drago in latino)
Dracula, (i.e. Vlad the third, Tepes, prince ( vojvoda) of Valachia), Knight of Dracul. (dracus (lat) = dragon)
Any constructive comments?

Franco Aitala da DRAGuccuo Istria)
Philadelphia, PA ,USA - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 09:56:19 (MDT)

Eko Istrijani...najzad da se i mi najdemo. Ku je ki viz Paza, Posrta, Belaja, Boljuna...javite se. Kuraja.

B. Aikler
Stamford, CT USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 21:03:31 (MDT)

I had one other question. Does anyone know the origination of the "ovic" that ends so many differant surnames? I have seen this in russia, germany,croatia, serbia and slovenian names.If my hunch is right it could be that it relates to one specific tribe of people. I would appreciate any thoughts or comments.

thanks George Peakovic

George M Peakovic
Crofton, Maryland USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 08:25:31 (MDT)

I am looking for any help I can get in researching my fathers history. He was Croation, born in Stara Gradiska jugoslavia June 20, 1892.His father was Mato Peakovic. His grandfather name I do not have, but, his great grandfathers name was Marko. I am told that they all came from Stara Gradiska.

My problems are twofold:

1) i have heard stories that the name Peakovic began with one of the sons of the Pejacevic family during the early Austro-Hungarian empire. the story goes that this particular some commited a crime of some sort and was arrested and jailed in Stara Gradiska. His family,a powerful noble one during those days, disowned him when he got out of jail. He changed his name to Peakovic. Was he the first Peakovic or did the name already exist?

2)Another story goes that all of the Croats are descendents of the Elamites way way back in the early days of white russia. For some reason food, war whatever they left their homeland and migrated to other parts of Europe.Does anyone have any information on the truth of this story.
I realize I am not Istrian, but, I am hopeful you will print this.In closing let me say that that whole area is one of the beaytiful parts of our world.

George Peakovic

George M Peakovic
Crofton, Maryland USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 06:48:36 (MDT)

Does anyone know anything about the Poldrugo's of Santa Domenica di Albona, in Eastern Istria (Republic of Croatia). I would love to hear from anyone who may have some information about Joseph or Giuseppe Poldrugo born 22.09.1894 as he was my granfather. He left Istria and arrived in Australia in 1912, he came with Leberro Derrossi. Hoping someone can help.

BROKEN HILL, N.S.W. AUSTRALIA - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 01:27:03 (MDT)

Salve a tutti,
mia moglie e' figlia di Polesani, io sono nato a Firenze; sono quattro anni che abbiamo casa a Vinkuran (Pola). Per adesso ci possiamo permettere di trascorrerci solo i mesi estivi per motivi di lavoro...il nostro sogno e' quello di stabilirsi per sempre. Amo molto questa terra e spero di essere da Essa ricambiato!
Un saluto a tutti coloro che avranno la bonta' di leggermi.

Andrea & Marisa Salvadori
Firenze, Toscana Italia - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 03:34:07 (MDT)

27 December GB

Hello ! I am from England and looking for information about Istrian singer Lidia Percan, whom I heard on Radio Capodistria a few years ago, and she has a fine voice, so if anyone has any good knowledge of her songs etc, please let me know.

Also of Natalija Verboten from Portoroz. I have twice sent emails and letters to her fanclub, but there is no reply. Is it still in operation ??

Greetings and best wishes

Robert Owen
(Crawley. GB)

crawley, sussex england - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 02:46:47 (MDT)

Salve a tutti, sono istriana di genitori profugi istriani. Attualmente studio per un master in Grecia e sto traducendo il nostro Fulvio Tomizza.

Sono qui da parecchio e sarebbe bello poter comunicare con qualche anima istriana ingiro per il mondo. La mia famiglia e' a Trieste e noi veniamo da Verteneglio, Turini, e Rovigno.
Se c'e' qualcuno che ha voglia di fare quattro chiacchere ogni tanto, se c'e' qualcuno che ha voglia di tenermi un po' informata su cio'che accade in Istria, io rispondero' felicemente.


Il sito e' semplicemente fantastico..l'ho gia' detto in passato ma ora lo ripeto con forza.

Romana Turina
Athens, Greece Greece - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 13:29:47 (MDT)

Help with some info please.

I have/had uncle Eugenio Ardessi from Sissano, near Pola, who left in 1945 for Milano,Italy.

If anyone knows anything about him or his family please let me know.
Thank you,


auckland, new zealand - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 16:54:52 (MDT)

Zdravo svima istrianima po svitu!!! Ja san Vittorio zivin u Trstu (Italy) 48 lit ma nosim moj Kastelir (POREC) di san se rodija. I Istru seli u srcu. D gren sada ki an u penziji svaku setimanu. >>> W ISTRIA

TRIESTE, ITALIA - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 07:31:30 (MDT)

Wonderful Site!

Our family originated in Lussingrande/Veli Losinj where our surname was Giacofcich/Jakovcic. Believe the family was also seated at Porec. Currently tracing the ancestors. Am also researching histories of related families: Babich, Bellanich and Ragusin. Would like to hear from others investigating Istrian geneaologies.

Will Giacofci
Queenstown, Maryland USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 01:31:28 (MDT)

Ho trovato questa website per caso e adesso sto inviando a mia mamma che e'nata e vissuta fino al '45 a Capodistria le foto di archivio della sua citta'. Mi aspetto tante lacrime nel rivedere quei luoghi della sua infanzia. Il nome di mia mamma e' Romana Ferrari ed e' la figlia del maestro elementare Piero Ferrari e di Maria Gramaticopolo nata a Pola. Grazie a chi ha organizzato il sito, che manterra' nel cuore delle generazioni future l'amore di una terra che non e' piu', ma che e' stat la culla dei nostri genitori. marina

newark, De US - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 17:56:05 (MDT)

I was so glad to find this site>>It's amazing to see how many people from this small piece of land are all over the world>> Un saluto a tutti nostri istriani>> Bruno (da Pedena)

Bruno DeFranceschi
new york city, new york - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 07:16:38 (MDT)

I am looking for help finding information rgarding the Suffich family of Pola (Pula). My grandfather, Angelo Joseph Suffich came to America prior to 1900 and we have been unable to find any record of his family. Thank you.

Vernon Britton
Knoxville, Tennessee USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 11:56:35 (MDT)

I am trying to establish contact with either Fulvio or Marina Petronio of Trieste or one of their descendants. Fulvio and his family were friends or relatives of my Mother, Maribel Suffich Britton, daughter of Angelo Joseph Suffich of Mobile, Alabama, USA. (born, Pola).

Vernon Britton
Knoxville, Tennessee USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 11:54:22 (MDT)

Hvala svima onima ki su ucinili i zadrzidu zivu tu stranizu na internetu ja zivin u trstu (italy) za 48 lit. ma iman istru i moje selo seli sobob .anka ku gren 3..4 bote na misez u KASTELIR (POREC) di san rojen di iman jenu hizu i san si napravia i naskupia sve stare stvari ki mi domisle moju mladost i moje jude i mojo selo .iman oko 1200 kusi (jarmi komacel vrgnji od drva supresi pastur grap vizi(ot voli i od tovari) kastelan brente brentele preslizu i vrelelo i moju malu pusku od kad san bia diza (od bazge i drina to je (SVKALIZA) i jos puno svega od 70--100--150.i vec lit nazda KU KI PASA POLI ( KASTELIR (porec) NEKA PITA ZA VITTORIA IS TRSTA CEMO POPIT MIZO VINA (malvasia) I POGLEDAT SKUPA) << BOH SVIMA> V I T T O R I O ISTRIAN cin cin W.ISTRIA E TUTTI ISTRIANI !!!!!!!
Trieste, Italy - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 14:46:49 (MDT)

Sono cosi emozionato che me go dimentica de aggiunger el mio indirizzo.Tante scuse mularia.
Fulvio Geissa
Sydney, Nsw Australia - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 21:56:42 (MDT)

Mi chiamo Fulvio Geissa e sono nato e cresciuto a Pola.Mando tanti saluti a tutti gli istriani- polesani in giro per il mondo.Rispondero a tutti in inglese o italiano.
Fulvio Geissa
- Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 21:48:44 (MDT)

ako se ko zeki dopisivati ima moj e-mail pa neka mi pise
labin, croatia croatia - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 20:43:37 (MDT)

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to say hi. I think I saw my great uncle's message on the board. I visited Istria this last May and I must say that it is absolutely beautiful. I wish everyone can have the opportunity to experience Istria.

Best regards,

Kristina Verbanac
Toronto, Ontario Canada - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 14:26:29 (MDT)

Dear Sirs,
my family escaped from Pisino Istria in 1946 and we estabilished in Verona.
I'm happy to see that there is an internet site where istrians of all nationalities can discuss about this special piece of land.
Best regards

Mauro Runco
Verona, Italy - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 04:33:22 (MDT)

Hello, i just discovered this website upon finding out that my great grandfather was born in Montona, his name was Francesco Paoletti.1889-1973 i would love to have any information that anyone has on him or if anyone knows somwhere i could look further. Thank you.

Tennille Paoletti
st louis, mo usa - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 09:34:59 (MDT)

Hello, I am from Australia my father came from Trieste and my mother was from Lipa near Fiume her father owned a pub there which was bombed by the WW2 and his great uncle was Ivan Kalcic-Barela can anyone tell me any history about this name I know he associated Franz Joseph the Emperor of Austria but would love to know more. Kindest regards to all. Suzy Stefanek
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 23:54:29 (MDT)

Un saluto e tanti complimenti per il vostro lavoro !
Antonio Millia
Udine, Italy - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 11:00:30 (MDT)

Finally i have found my people, a home...thank you Marisa for this fabulous website. At last people who understand what it is like to have a slavic last name, Italian culture, but a father born in 1915 in Mali Losinj when it was Austria, although he spoke Italian... and later when my aunt was born it was Italy... and later Yugoslavia and now Croatia...try explaining that to someone who just wants to know what nationality you are...geeeeez!!! so no more explaining! I have been to Mali Losinj twice and plan to return October 9th 2002 for a week and then on to Dubrovnik via the ferry. I cant wait it is so gorgeous! Is anyone else going there in October? it would be fun to meet up with you! And being from a hick town in Ca. where there is nothing cultural, I always wanted to go to an Istrian party in New York or anywhere. Sign me up. When is the next hodown?

My Grandparents were also born in Mali Losinj: Antonia Zuvanich Lechich (1890) and Romolo Carlo Lechich (1882), a shipbuilder who ended up in Stockton Ca. in 1922 working for Stephens Bros. Boat Works. (My grandfather's mother's maiden name was Martinolich) (My grandmothers mothers maiden name was Poglianich)

Sally Lechich
Stockton, Ca. 95203 USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 22:02:05 (MDT)

Hi All Istrians Worldwide

I was so shocked and excited to find this site of Istrians worldwide uniting. I am an Istrian by decent. Born in Australia to Eugen and Nella Legovich (Cehic)both from villages near Porec, Istria. I am Australian but strongly value my cultural heritage. I have been to Istria and I am about to return there again next month to introduce my husband to my parent's homeland for the first time. If anyone has any special travel tips they would like to offer me about Istria or the Dalmatian coast please forward them to my email address.

Best wishes to all Istrians!

Lynette Manciameli (Legovich)
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 07:21:57 (MDT)


I am excstatic to come upon "Istria On The Internet" I have spend hours so far looking
through the site. Amazingly are all the people around the world who's families
or themselves have originated from Istra. I have also.

I was born in Rijeka and have family in Slovenia, Matule, Rijeka, Gorica and my favorite
ZEJANE. If anyone is from the area please email me. I am of TURKOVICH
decent from my father (Nando) and I beleive it's Stambolich on my mothers (Marija) side.

I look forward to future visitor feedback entries.

Johnny Turkovich
Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 11:52:53 (MDT)

I really like your site, it is very informative, from the pictures it looks like a very beautiful place to be. I have been doing surname research, and am trying to trace my paternal grandfather and grandmother. I know my grandfather Marco Ivancich, was born in Trieste. I remember, my grandfather was fluent in many languages. This would make sense, from what I have discovered on your site, there are many diverse cultures in a small geographic area. My father said he had a lot of brothers /and sisters. I looked up Ivancich in Trieste directory, and there are 38. He emigrated to the USA, and settled in Hoboken, New Jeresy, with my grandmother, Florence Andrich -- who I believe was born in Yugoslavia. Would love to hear from anyone who could add more information to our family history. I can be reached at suewho956@aol.com. Thank you. Will check back often.

Susan Ivancich Bielefeld
New Jersey USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 19:01:00 (MDT)

Buone Ferie, Buone Vacanze, Buon Riposo, Buon Divertimento cari amici istriani. E come smpre grazie allo staff di istrianet.org
per questo sito inestimabile.

Ciao dall'Italia.

State tutti bene.


Turin, Italy - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 03:18:04 (MDT)

Hello again...

evo linka mog websitea....hvala..Aggie..


Zagreb, Croatia - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 12:49:07 (MDT)

Veliki pozdrav iz toplog i pretoplog Zagreba...Jako mi je drago da Istra i opcenito istarska regija ima tako lijepe prezentirajuce stranice na netu..odusevljana sam fotkama i koncepcijom opcenito, kako za nas domace tako i za strance koji su uvijek potencionalni buduci turisti..zelim vam mnogo srece , ostanite i dalje jako dobri...hvala sto postojite... ako nije neki veliki bed, kod upisa pod vlasiti website, stavila sam link svog novoosnovanog foruma - Agnethaforum, koji je otvoren za sve ljude dobre volje...hvala...Agnetha...

Zagreb, Croatia - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 12:37:27 (MDT)

I'm Mario SODOMACO. I search the origin of my surname. If anyone know anything, please write to me.

Mario Sodomaco
trieste, italia - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 01:32:47 (MDT)

Cerco l'origine del mio cognome "SODOMACO". Se qualcuno ne sa qualcosa e' pregato di mandarmi una e-mail.

mario sodomaco
trieste, italia - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 01:24:11 (MDT)


Vorrei proporre una ricerca:

Subito dopo la fine della seconda guerra mondiale molti Giuliano-Dalmati furono "costretti" ad andarsene dalle loro case e dalle loro terre cosi si trovarono a ramingo per il mondo tra questi i miei genitori che vennero inviati nel campo profughi di Cibali ( Catania ) bene sarebbe interessante sapere se qualcuno ha vissuto la loro esperienza di esuli nel proprio paese ed in quel campo profughi.

Giuseppe Ritschl
Senigallia, Italia Ancona - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 16:24:16 (MDT)

Hello, Dear Friends:

I just want you to know that "Istria On The Internet" is one of the most popular links on our Website which is made up of American & British Soldiers who served in Trieste from 1945 until 1954. Many of our members are married to Triestine girls and return there often. It would brighten our hearts if you all would visit our website and sign the register. It can't compare with Istria On The Internet, but I think you will find it interesting and full of love for Trieste & Istria. May God Bless You All. Tomaso

(P.S. The URL is: http://www.oldsoldiershome.com)

Old Soldier
Suffolk, Virginia USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 19:53:53 (MDT)

Bellissimo ed utile sito. Saluti all'Istria, una terra meravigliosa dove ognuno puň trovare proprie radici.

Piero Miceu
Trieste, TS Italia - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 09:50:58 (MDT)

hello! i come coincidentally on your hompage. i find it was very great. i was very happy, when you make a return visit of my homepage, and did also sign my Visitor Feedback page. Thank you- many greetings from austria - bye

rob grimreefer@8ung.at>
vienna, austria - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 07:50:58 (MDT)

I am interested to find out about my name, Pettener. I think it may be connected to Pirano. Where is pirano? Are there any Pettener people there now?

I would be interested to receive emails from any Petteners.
Tengo interesse par el nombre Pettener.
Ich habe Interesse fur die Nam, Pettener.
Je suis interessé en l'appellation, Pettener.
Ik ben interessierde van het naam, Pettener.

Lawrence Pettener
Bristol, Avon England - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 16:16:30 (MDT)

Sono il fratello di Alberto che, in famiglia, ha scoperto questo bel sito e vi ha scritto in febbraio. E naturalmente, condividendole, ripeto le sue osservazioni ed i suoi complimenti.

Credo che operazioni come questa possano ben contribuire a far conoscere a tanti e mantenere per molti di noi viva la memoria delle nostre radici (la mia famiglia viene da Albona).

Avere radici e valorizzarle vuol solo dire sapere di avere una storia, sapere che, ci piaccia o no, siamo portatori di determinati valori.

Cambiando argomento, un paio d'anni fa sono ritornato ad Albona, luogo natale della prozia Giuseppina. Avvicinatomi con amici alla casa della famiglia - che da oltre mezzo secolo non ci appartiene piů ma che ha sempre una grande targa ricordo -per farla vedere, dei vicini si sono incuriositi e, saputo della mia parentela, hanno subito cominciato a chiedere notizie di miei lontani parenti che oggi abitano a Roma. Poi siamo subito stati invitati a visitare il Circolo degli Italiani ed altri luoghi di ritrovo.

Racconto queste cose perche' mi sembrano testimonianze importanti di come certi legami, anche se lontani nel tempo, dimostrino la loro vivezza e debbano essere mantenuti.

Buon lavoro
Piero Martinuzzi

San Quirino (PN), Italia - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 05:08:15 (MDT)

Volila bi cuti od Istriani okolo Labina, i Viskovici.

Mary Grgich
Victoria, B. C. Canada - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 17:18:21 (MDT)

Congratulazioni a chi ha creato questo sito che unisce dopo tanti anni tutti gli istriani sparsi nel mondo.
Grazie veramente.

Pietro Valente
Trieste, ITALIA Venezia Giulia - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 12:14:47 (MDT)

Illustri Signori voglio congratularvi per questo sito che e' veramente informativo e anche un po nostalgico. Sono nato a Capodistria e da 44 anni residente nelli Stati Uniti.

Voglio fare i miei Saluti A tutti gli Steffe (Ranela) dispersi per il mondo e se fa loro piacere inviate e mail. Saluti da un Capodistrian Antonio Steffe'

Antonio Steffe'
Gladstone, Missouri Clay - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 18:01:12 (MDT)

Io sono nato a Savona, ma le mie origini sono a Pisino e anche se non ci sono mai stato amo tanto l'Istria e Pisino.

Luca Lussetti
Savona, Italy Europe - Saturday, June 08, 2002 at 09:59:45 (MDT)

I maintain a web site on Stuparich genealogy. I welcome you to visit it at http://sgrc.net.

Alex Stuparich
Toronto, Canada - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 09:35:09 (MDT)

Mio padre e' nato ad Albona, cosi' fin da bambino ho imparato ad amare questa splendida terra, e naturalmente ci ritorno ogni estate in vacanza!

Un caro saluto a tutti gli istriani in giro per il mondo!

maurizio palisca
trieste, italia - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 13:42:15 (MDT)

cerco mia cugina NEVIA CORONICA origilmente di Materada prov di Umago ultime notizie da Rijeka 10 anni fa

baissero luciano
melbourne, victoria austalia - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 10:09:38 (MDT)

Hola, estoy buscando personas de apellido grubisa, ya que me gustaria saber si tengo algun antepasado o pariente en el mundo. Por favor, escribanme.


javier grubisa
la plata, buenos aires argentina - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 09:34:48 (MDT)

Rad ras pozdravi Istriani n totile svit ka si uomiri karli aru Istra n irima! Maj vise pozdravljujs uomiri din Zejn!

Vorrei salutare gli Istriani nell'intero mondo come i quelli che portano Istria nel cuore!I miei piu' affetuosi saluti ai Seianesi!

Istrianet.org e la fatica dei suoi autori ancora una volta hanno dimostrato: Istria si puo' soltanto-a m a r e ! Grazie per il vostro Website! Cordiali saluti!

Robert Doricic-lu Opcaric

Robert Doricic
Lovran, Croatia - Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 14:23:36 (MDT)


Tanti cari saluti a tutto lo staff d istrianet.org, e' un po' che non scrivo il mio feedback, pero continuo sempre a visitare questo sito, unico e magico. Cari saluti a tutti gli amici istriani e particolarmente ai visnianesi che si raduneranno a padova il prossimo 12 maggio.

State tutti bene.


Dario Prodan
Turin, Italy - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 05:19:05 (MDT)

Hello. This site is great. i love Istria. If you know somebody from Vodnjan pleas write me e-mail. BOK

Pruszkow, POLSKA - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 07:27:53 (MDT)



My grandparents (Niederkord/Granbassi and Merlo/Meriani) were from Pisino/Istria and Selve/Dalmatia.

I was born in Trieste and now married Antonela, a wonderful istrian country girl, so I moved to Buie from Trieste. but I go to Trieste every day to study.

Now (until autumn 2002) I'll be in Colorado, USA.

Keep in touch!


Francesco Meriani
Trieste & Buie, I & HR Istria - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 11:38:20 (MDT)

Hi Everybody!
A special hello to my grandfathers sister who lives in Perth, Australia. Emilia Giglia is her name. I never made it to Perth when i was i Australia. I will be visiting Istra, (Porec, Vrsar and Dracevac) with my wife and 6 months old son this summer. Se ya´.


Robert Bubini
Järfälla, Stockholm Sweden - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 04:34:06 (MDT)

I am looking for information about how to get from Venice to Kortula - how long it takes, how much it costs, etc. My husband's grandfather was the bandmaster in Kortula around 1904 and we would like to visit the town/island. Any help appreciated.

Gretchen White
Oakland, California USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 22:41:32 (MDT)

Tanti auguri di una buona Pasqua
Che tale augurio sia di auspicio alla pace

Giuseppe Ritschl
Senigallia, ITALIA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 16:05:50 (MST)

Estimate realisatores,

Io ha visitate iste location - Istria post un suggestion de un amico.

Io es multo impresionate e enthusiasmate del beletate del terra istrian! Gratie a vostre initiativa valorose io habeba le occasion de conoscer un mundo nove pro me.

In consecventia, io saluta le initiativa e le realisation de iste location web. Un forte desiro de visitar le placias de Istria se eveliava in me.

Felice Pascha a omnes!

George Petrineanu - Svedia

George Petrineanu
Linköping, Svedia - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 04:06:57 (MST)

Wishing all Istriani, my family and friends around the world, especially Montona, Caldir, Livade, Lubiani, Golubici, Portole, Resari, Stanzia, Flego, Monfalcone, Trieste, Slovenia, New Jersey. A Happy Easter!

Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 19:19:01 (MST)


Vorrei fare a tutti voi i miei migliori auguri per una Pasqua serena.

Loredana Grimalda
Torino, Italia ITALY - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 04:57:19 (MST)

I just came upon this website and I think it is wonderful! My parents came to this country in the 1960's. My mother is from Cepic and my father is from Zatka. I have had the opportunity to go there a few times to visit my relatives and I must say that I haven't seen a more beautiful country! It was such a treat to be where my parents grew up! We had such a wonderful time there...I hope to go back soon as I really miss my family and the beauty of their homeland.

Hoping you all are having a wonderful New Year!!!

Doris Balacic
Hyde Park, New York United States - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 20:28:13 (MST)


We saw your website, istrianet.org.

My Grandmother was Helen Tudor 1912 to 1989 born in Grande Mune, Istria. She was the Youngest Daughter of Martin Tudor 1871 to 1952 and Maria Pellozza 1877 to 1945.  

I know that Martin was the 3rd Martin Tudor. His Father and Grandfather were also Martin Tudor from Grande Mune, Istria. 

Helen had many Siblings Maria, Anton, Joseph, Simon, Appalonia and Johann Tudor all born in Grande Mune, Istria.

So, if possible, does anyone you have any information on the names or people named


Thank You Very Much in advance!!


Christopher Nagy
Helga (Tudor) Janosa
Raleigh, North Carolina USA


Christopher Nagy
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 16:39:01 (MST)

Rock Band From Rovinj

Rovinj, Rcoatia - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 03:35:55 (MST)

Ja trazim moji bratici Nino i Pino Viskovich, mislin da su u Californije. Isto bi htela cut od Istiani okolo Labina ali ali od Viskovici .Puno pozdrava svima Istriancima, ja jako radujem da biti u Istre u Maju za 3 tedna. Maria V.

Mary Viskovich-Grgich
Victoria B. C., British C. Canada - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 13:37:56 (MST)

Thank you for allowing me to visit your wonderful web site. I have just spent several hours reading each and every comment that has been entered. I think your site is unique. I say that because it is almost like a living, breathing thing. You can actually sense the warmth and open friendliness that is so characteristic of Istrian people. As I browsed through the pages, occasionally I would pause, for there would be a person I once knew many, many lifetimes before. Often times God, fate and destiny tear us apart from people that were so very special. People whom we shall never, ever forget. To learn that such a person has found complete happiness and is alive and well is a blessing.

I shall return to your site often and in the meantime, may God bless you and keep you. Tomaso.

Tom Cohoon
Suffolk, Virginia USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 21:00:37 (MST)

hi to all istria-fans,

i visited istra several times in the last few years. i fell in love with the people and the country. but it's a pity: the last twi years i had no time to travel to istria, this year is bad, too. maybe some of you wanna mail me, to send me some nice little stories from my lovely country... hope, next year it'll be better.
all the best wishes to you 

pst: if somebody wanna see the reason for 'my not havin time':
http://www.pixelleader.com <-- it's me

little stories of vacation in istra can be find at

reutlingen, bw germany - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 06:44:25 (MST)

Could anyone with information about Paliska (Maria and Bruno)please get in touch with me. I am tracing my family tree. They immigrated to Australia in 1961 with 3 children.

There was also a name change prior to that where the name Smokovic was changed to Paliska. So if you know of any Smokovic before 1930 probably from Krsan could you please let me know. 

Adelaide, South Australia Australia - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 06:22:22 (MST)


Im looking for any information on family with the surname GRIMALDA and BLASCHICH..

Please email with any information

Bob Blaskic
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 20:54:00 (MST)

my compliments, great website, my family was from umago, istria. we unfortunately had to uproot due to the troubles after wwii.

it was and is a most beautifull place. iwish that someday i will return to visit the 300 to 400 year old homes that once belonged to my family.

adesso scrivo in dialetto. auguri a tutti istriani scomparsi al mondo. spero che tutte le vite, i fioi,iparenti, i nonni, tutti, ge va ben. se no iera per quel mona de tito forse, ierimo ancore nelle nostre terre. pur troppo non si pol tornar ai tempi dei nostri parrenti. vi saludo tutti istrianni scomparsi dal mondo.
carlo grassi (cucagna)
cleveland, ohio usa - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 18:17:43 (MST)

Bouh Istra i svi Istrijani!

Ako je ki zblizine Zminja neka mi se javi!!Bilo bi mi drago! Ale bouh !

Sweden - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 01:10:34 (MST)

I just came upon this website and it's wonderful. I would like to say hello to all Istrians. My family came to this country in 1956. My father was Antonio and my mother was Giuliana (Maserazzo).

Fred Gustin
Franklin, MA USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 17:43:37 (MST)

my wife's grandfather, ivan krbavac, came to the usa from istria before wwi. he was a coalminer who worked in southern illinois as well as other states. we know that he mined in the wind river range of wyoming during wwi. he was a union organizer and was eventually blackballed from further mining work because of his union activities. he moved to chicago, illinois after wwi and did odd jobs there until dying in 1972.

we know that he visited relatives in argentina. we know that he had relatives that remained behind istria.

if any of this sounds familiar to anyone, i would appreciate a response. i do know that he spoke slovenian as a primary language and not croatian. he also spoke some italian. i know that from correspondence that remains from the settlement of a will.

any help would be appreciated.

john vidmar
brookfield, il usa - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 16:58:06 (MST)

Saludos a todos los friulanos! Busco a parientes de Eligio Bernes, David o Margarita Tuntar.Nacidos en Santa Dómenica de Visignada, Istria. Quisiera contactarme con ellos.Hablo inglés.

Gabriela Bernes
Corrientes, Corrientes Argentina - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 16:26:34 (MST)

Sto cercando di ricostruire la storia della famiglia Maier di Capodistria, in particolare di Antonia Maier, nata nella seconda meta' del 1800 (1860-1880) e morta a Trieste intorno al 1950. Se le Vostra gentile collaboratrice Gliubich Graziella o chiunque altro potesse aiutarmi, gliene sarei grato.

Paolo Pahor
- Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 10:40:48 (MST)

Sono da Pola! Ho trovato questo sito per caso proprio adesso mentre cercavo qualcosa del dialetto istriano! Vivo a Brema, dove studio, ma vorrei tornare al piu' presto possibile a Pola.

Il sito e' belissimo, mi vengono i brividi...L'Istria e' il piu' bel posto del mondo!!!!

Petra Kliba
Bremen, Germany - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 10:39:03 (MST)

Ho appena scoperto questo magnifico sito, una vera finestra aperta sull'Istria, e spero che l'entusiasmo di chi lo anima non debba mai diminuire. E` chiaro che la gente d'Istria, quale che ne sia la madrelingua, porta sempre nel cuore il medesimo ricordo di quella terra tanto aspra e dolce allo stesso tempo. In un'epoca in cui le differenze fra gli uomini sembrano talvolta prevalere su cio` che invece li accomuna, e` importante ricordare come nella "terra sacra" abbiano liberamente convissuto per secoli gruppi etnici diversi.

La famiglia di mio padre ha abitato ad Albona fino alla II Guerra Mondiale, ininterrottamente e per circa tre secoli, essendo cola` emigrata dal Friuli a meta` del 1600. Tutte le mie radici sono dunque la`, ed i miei antenati hanno sangue italiano e croato. La sorella del mio bisnonno, Giuseppina Martinuzzi, ha valorizzato queste origini mettendo in pratica nella comunita` albonese e fuori di essa i principi di eguaglianza di cui era tenacemente convinta, in campo culturale e sociale.

Mi spiace un po' vedere che oggigiorno la sua opera di appassionata combattente per i suoi ideali, benche` ampiamente documentata, tenda a rientrare nell'ombra dopo essere stata forse eccessivamente esaltata e strumentalizzata. Una rilettura piu` attuale del suo pensiero e della sua militanza potrebbe aggiungere un altro elemento al quadro, gia` vivo, rappresentato da tante personalita` "di frontiera" che hanno caratterizzato la cultura istriana, e che sono diventate patrimonio di tutti noi.

Perseguendo questo obbiettivo saro` particolarmente grato a chiunque potra` segnalarmi fatti o circostanze riguardanti la mia antenata Giuseppina.

Un caro saluto a tutti gli Istriani nel mondo.

Ratingen, NRW Germany - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 15:39:24 (MST)

Pozdrav do "Caffe 052".
Premantur je najbolje mjesto u Istriu,to je samo rezultat dobre volje i otvorena srca Premanturaca.

Tetovo, Macedonia Macedonia - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 17:34:15 (MST)

Pozdrav svim Hrvatima diljem svita. Drago mi je sto sam naletio na Istarski site. Super je. Samo nastavite dalje, i cuvajte svoj hrvatski duh, istarski.


NY, NY U.S.A. - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 15:26:48 (MST)

Mi chiamo Laura, vivo in provincia di Verona. Ho 24 anni, sono laureata in Lettere moderne e insegno alla scuola elementare.

Mio nonno era istriano e ho ancora diversi parenti a Opatija e a Rijeka...sono innamorata di questa terra, dell'ospitalitŕ e della semplicitŕ della gente, del mare e del vento... ogni anno trascorro le mie vacanze (anche a Natale) a Opatija e sono sempre alla ricerca si nuovi angoli di paradiso di cui sono ricche la costa e l'interno. Mi piace leggere libri che riguardino l'Istria e la sua storia (bellissimo Bora di N. Milani e A. Mori!)e sto tentando anche di imparare un po' di croato.

Ciao a tutti!

laura stefani
verona, italia - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 14:34:32 (MST)

Ricordando "Isola d`Istria" di allora.......chi se ricorda? I ani passai,che i xe lontani assai.Co ierimo putei,gavevimo le scarsele piene de scagnei,zogavimo in contrada barufandose per qualche monada.Se scambiavimo sti tocheto de piera bianca o nera con botoni,s`cinche e altre robe;dopo.dela Resi ale Porte,ciolevimo do carobe. E a San Simon,al bagno?Su par i tasei,come l`omo ragno.Tombole,gioghi,in mar dorade,po`,a casa,anca le legnade!Col tempo de piova,sul molo Arrigoni,cole teste dei sardoni,pescar bisati.Con scalogna:lori ne ingropava la togna!La domenica se `ndava al "cine in zo`" che con Ridolini se rideva un po`.In quel"in su"i dava i film de amor:no ne piaseva,no dava bon umor.La` ghe `ndava le done, le veciete che i so maridi preferiva el tresete.Cussi`,i ani passai,che i xe lontani assai.Co ierimo putei preferivimo zogar coi scagnei,rubar sariese de scondon cola paura del paron.Ogni contrada gaveva la so` mularia:"vier","puia","piasseta" e cussi` via E`desso veci.Tanti semo lontani,se ricordemo che ierimo e resteremo ISOLANI! Questi i ricordi de un "Isolan" che adesso xe a Vienna,che comunque i xe comuni a duti quei che in sto bel paese ga vissu` parte dela sua vita.Attraverso questo sito,saluto tutti i miei compaesani,cordialmente M.Lorenzutti

mario lorenzutti
london,on, canada - Monday, January 28, 2002 at 07:10:41 (MST)

Pozdrav iz Labina svim ISTRIJANIMA

Igor Belusic
Labin, Nedescina Nedescina - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 15:42:08 (MST)

Hi, I am thinking of a holiday in Istria next September. Does anyone know of any villas (rather than apartments ) to rent. A company specialising in villas would be great


Mark Rowe
- Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:57:09 (MST)

Saint Eufemia awaits in Rovigno....

Santa Eufemia, la Vergine di Calcedonia vi aspetta a Rovigno.

Pace e bene!

Franco Aitala
Springfield, PA USA - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 12:14:00 (MST)

Dear Daniela,

Thank you for your generous thought, but this project would not have come to much without the help of a few honest, fair-minded, and hard working persons who know that Istria's people are all part of a multi-colored rainbow that has been dispersed around the world. Through the magic of the internet we are now slowly but surely reconnecting the broken links of our family chain.

I would like to point out to all of our friends that you provided us with an incredible collection of photographs that you personally took of the World Trade Center tragedy from your vantage point only steps away from the scene. These can be seen as part of our tribute to the World Trade Center which has a special link on our "What's New" page.

In behalf of the working team of http://www.istrianet.org, I thank you for sharing your wonderful photographs with us - and thereby with Istrians everywhere.

Marisa Ciceran
Manhattan, New York City, NY USA - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 18:19:59 (MST)

Wishing everyone a very good New Year and special good wishes to Marisa Ciceran who continues to delight us with this wonderful site. I live in Battery Park City, two streets from "Ground Zero" and things are slowly getting better for the residents here. Happy 2002 to all!

Daniela Liubicich Massa
Manhattan (Battery Park City) NYC, NY USA - Sunday, January 06, 2002 at 17:01:47 (MST)

Dragi moj Istriani, ja nisam nikad ucila pisat po nase, ali sejno zelim vam pisati moje iskrene cestitke za novu godinu i zahvalit za ovaj sito, jer je za 10!

Bacini od Elene

Elena Zupicich
Milano, Italia - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 07:24:54 (MST)

Un salutone a tutti quelli che vivono a Rovigno, dove ho la casa e dove trascorro sempre le mie vacanze!! Se volete conoscermi sono reperibile sul mio indirizzo e-mail, cosi potremo scambiarci due parole!!! Bacioni a mia zia Mirella e Silvano che stanno a Rovigno, insieme alle cugine Virna, Cinzia e Martina.

Firenze, Italia - Thursday, January 03, 2002 at 05:53:54 (MST)

I wish all of you a happy, healthful, peaceful, loving, sharing, and prosperous New Year 2002!

Marisa Ciceran
Manhattan, New York City, NY USA - Tuesday, January 1, 2002 at 00:00:01 (EST)

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