Date :   9/12/07
Your name :   Allen Apter and Helene
E-mail address :   handtruck@aol.com
Comment :   My wifes hairdresser here in a suburb of Philadelphia told the story of Pitiliano this week. It was heart warming so we both read your site.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   No, but we now plan to.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   We are traveling to Italy on 10/26 and should be in lower Tuscany around 10/4 or 5. After reading yousite we will do our very best to visit and enjoy lunch and your fine wine.
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Date :   August 1, 2007
Your name :   Sid
E-mail address :   sidney4re@aol.com
Comment :   My wife and I will be visiting Pitigliano on september 1, 2007 while staying in siena. We look forward to arranging for a driver to tour the tuscan countryside.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Yes indeed.
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Date :   07/13/07
Your name :   Carol Pivirotto Demi
E-mail address :   cdemi2498@aol.com
Comment :   Researching my family, I found this beautiful article and shared it with my jewish and gentile friends.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   No
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   I plan to visit Italy in the next year with my mother, who is also Italian and her family is from Agropoli.
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Date :   7th July 2007
Your name :   John & Rita Rosenthal
E-mail address :   john@rosenthal.me.uk
Comment :   Being Jewish it brought a lump to our throats as we looked arounf the Shul. Pitigliano is a wonderful town to explore and the people are extremely friendly. I even forgive the policeman who gave me a parking ticket.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Returned today.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
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Date :   7/2/07
Your name :   robin
E-mail address :   rsierra@rsierra.net
Comment :   lovely panoramic photo. and very much appreciate the history of the jews there.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   we were just there last month and stumbled onto the ghetto during an intense thunderstorm. it was purely magical.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
URL :   www.rsierra.net
Date :   1 July 2007
Your name :   sheila baumgarten
E-mail address :   sheila.baumgarten
Comment :   I found your website AFTER our visit to Pitigliano. It is a wonderful site and we were, as well, delighted with its beauty and pleased to see the fine efforts to preserve its Jewish history.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Yes
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   We look forward to visiting again--taking more time to explore the surrounding area.
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Date :   May 13, 2007
Your name :   jennifer friedman
E-mail address :   jenenamel@sbcglobal.net
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Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   My husband and I plan to visit Pitigliano. We will be in Italy from June 2, 2007 to June 17, 2007. We would like very much to visit your beautiful town.
URL :   www.jenniferfriedmanstudio.com
Date :   26-3-07
Your name :   MERCEDES
E-mail address :   je_polonsky@speedy.com.ar
Comment :   Very interesting. I enjoyed so much.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   No, I didnt visit it.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   I wish.
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Date :   28 January 2007
Your name :   Alan
E-mail address :   avhoney@sbcglobal.net
Comment :   I enjoyed the website. Lots of good information. I lived in Italy in the late 1970s but never made it to Pitigliano.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Not yet.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   We want to visit in June this year. We will be staying near Siena but plan on a day trip to Pitigliano.
URL :   www.alanhoneyphotography.com
Date :   JANUARY 15,2007
Your name :   MARIO FANUCCHI
E-mail address :   mario_fanucchi@yahoo.com.ar
Comment :   THIS IS AMAZING! TO FIND JUDAISM IN THE HEART OF ITALY G BLESS YOU AND PROTECT PITIGLIANO
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   NOT YET.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   YES, WE ARE PLANNING WITH MY ELDER SON TO GO THERE IN A FEW MONTHS BH
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Date :   Dec. 23 2006
Your name :   Jeri Hahn-Markowitz
E-mail address :   jerihm@hotmail.com
Comment :   What a lovely site and gesture to create it! Thank you.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Not yet.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   My husband and I are planning a trip to Tuscany for my 50th birthday in the spring. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Date :   11/28/2006
Your name :   Sally Foster
E-mail address :   saltuscanfoster@yahoo.com
Comment :   I live in Solon, Maine, U.S.A. and my maiden name is TUSCAN. We are told that we originated in Italy and I am seeking any information on the surname TUSCAN. Is it of Jewish lineage? From looking at sites, re. Italy and the number of Jews there, I was wond
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Ive never been to Italy but would love to.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Maybe someday.
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Date :   11/26/2006
Your name :   Neil Davis
E-mail address :   nrdavis125@hotmail.com
Comment :   I am a Jewish man from Michigan, drawn to this perfect hilltop town in the Maremma region.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   I visited Pitigliano this past September on a bicycle trip. Many Jews were on the trip, and I was very moved by the synagogue, the story, the history, the wine, and the destiny of the Jews relating to this town.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   I plan on visiting Pitigliano again. I also plan on contributing monetarily to ensure its continued existence. A remote fantasy of mine would be to live there, and encourage other Jews to re-open the temple and to create a new Jewish presence in Pitiglian
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Date :   November 18,2006
Your name :   Howard Snyder
E-mail address :   howardlaw49@cox.net
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Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Definitely, on my next visit overseas.
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Date :   09-19-06
Your name :   Merryl Schechtman
E-mail address :   dottoresa@aol.com
Comment :   I studied medicine at the UniversitadiBologna from 79-85 and had never heard of Pitigliano. I love the website, Mille grazie..
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   not yet...
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Absolutely, I am planning a visit in 07 and will do my best to visit.
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Date :   September 17, 2006
Your name :   Aliza Green
E-mail address :   amgfood@comcast.nbet
Comment :   I am a food writer working on my 9th book, this time focusing on baking. I am interested in gathering several recipes from Pitigliano on my visit to include in my book along with some of its story. I am, of course, familiar with Edda Servi Machlins wonder
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Not Yet
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   I am planning to visit Pitigliano on October 19th (and maybe 20th). I do speak Italian (reasonably well) and would love to talk to someone about the culinary heritage there.
URL :   www.alizagreen.com
Date :   June 16, 2006
Your name :   Ideal Feriano Malio Baldoni II
E-mail address :   ideal@gofreedom.net
Comment :   Thank you for the beautiful and informing website. My father was born in a dwelling near the base of the tower in 1909.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Not yet
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   To come and visit remains a lifelong goal.
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Date :   05/19/06
Your name :   Julie Pitigliano
E-mail address :   julie_itigliano@dpsk12.com
Comment :   This is my married name. I have always loved it.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   No, but I would like to.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
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Date :   April 23, 2006
Your name :   Bonnie Gaines-Samuel
E-mail address :   Bonniegs1@comcast.net
Comment :   Thank you for writting with such feelings for our Jewish people.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   We are staying in Pitigliano from May 11th and leaving May 14th. When I found Pitigliano as I was searching Italy my husban and I knew we had to visit. We changed our plans so we could spend the last days of our trip there.
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Date :   3/28/06
Your name :   michelle zweig
E-mail address :   megarber@hotmail.com
Comment :   what a wonderful piece!
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   not yet
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   yes
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Date :   2-26-06
Your name :   rozen
E-mail address :   rozenbb1@aol.com
Comment :   like to visit end of Nov. for few hours,from a cruise arriving to civitavechia andvisit synagogue
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   WILL APPRECIATE GETING IN TOUCH WITH ELENA SERVICE I SPEAK FLUENT SPANISH
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Date :   21 Jan 05
Your name :   Larry Levine
E-mail address :   lhlevine2003@yahoo.com
Comment :   your story makes me want to go to Pitigliano. I heard about Livorno in a lecture Una storia degli ebrai italiani in Connecticut recently.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Yes I would like to. I want to find it on a map and see how to get to it.
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Date :   January 8, 2006
Your name :   Heidi OConnell
E-mail address :   
Comment :   Thank you for your interesting and informative website. I am sure to find my visit even more enjoyable!
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Not yet.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Yes, In April 2006
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Date :   13/12/2005
Your name :   Rivka Katalin Keren
E-mail address :   rivkeren@netzero.com
Comment :   I am an Israeli novelist, born in Hungary, grew up in Israel, currently living in the USA but my heart is in Italy. (Life is complicated!) I am interested in everything connected to the era of Pliny the Younger, who had a villa near Pitigliano. (Colle Pli
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   So, last spring my husband and I visited the site of the archaeological digs nearby and admired Pitigliano as a magical place without knowing about its Jewish past. Shame on me! Your site is wonderful, informative and full of love.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Not just visit, but I would like to reside there for a while to write my new book. I will try now to rent a place in Pitigliano. As a person who lived, among other places in Jerusalem also, I would call your website GORAL, which in Hebrew means DESTINY.
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Date :   11-30-05
Your name :   Caroline A. Wolff
E-mail address :   wolf4407@bellsouth.net
Comment :   My mothers family is from Pitigliano and I still have a lot of cousins living there.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   10 years ago
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   December this year 2005 23 to end of december
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Date :   11-30-05
Your name :   Caroline A. Wolff
E-mail address :   
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Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
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Date :   22.11.2005
Your name :   Blanka Dvorakova
E-mail address :   blanka.dvorakova@cmail.cz
Comment :   I come from the Czech republic. I invite all people who will visit the Czech republic from 1.12.2005 to 31.1.2006 for black and white exhibition of people living in south Tuscany, especially Pitigliano, Sorano.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   I have been in Pitigliano July 2005
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
URL :   www.cmail.cz\blanka.dvorakova
Date :   Nov. 17, 2005
Your name :   David Novek
E-mail address :   dnovek@aol.com
Comment :   Very Interesting web site
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   We plan to visit in July, 2006
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Date :   7/11/2005
Your name :   Shay Servi
E-mail address :   servi_s@zahav.net.il
Comment :   my Father and my aunt was born in Pitiliano and it is possibly to see them in the picture of Italo Bar-Mizva 1936 very nice picture!
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Yes i was there beautiful city relly like as Jerusalem!
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   maybe next year...
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Date :   7/11/2005
Your name :   Shay Servi
E-mail address :   servi_s@zahav.net.il
Comment :   my Father and my aunt was born in Pitiliano and it is possibly to see them in the picture of Italo Bar-Mizva 1936 very nice picture!
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Yes i was there beautiful city relly like as Jerusalem!
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   maybe next year...
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Date :   8/31/05
Your name :   David Friedman
E-mail address :   dfriedman@ffgklaw.com
Comment :   What a delight to stumble upon your website. We visited Pitigliano in 2000 and fell in love with the place. We got the full tour of the synagogue, learned about and bought sfardos, and bought the (frankly dreadful) kosher wine. We still think fondly of th
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Yes, in 2000.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
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Date :   8/27/05
Your name :   Catherine
E-mail address :   catama427@hotmail.com
Comment :   Been there and loved it!
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   yes
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   yes
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Date :   august 23, 2005
Your name :   Maria Galletti-Basch
E-mail address :   deluna36@hotmail.com
Comment :   Thank you for a beautiful story and such great information.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Yes, I have visited Pitigliano with my children and my parents in July of 99. I saw an article in a cooking magazine, and I have the cookbook of Servi. I am Sicilian and I married a Hungarian Jewish man. This town is very special to us, obviously. It prov
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Yes, we plan to visit in the summer of 2006.
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Date :   8/17/05
Your name :   Linda Pasternack
E-mail address :   dr.lindapasternack @verizon.net
Comment :   Enjoyed the site. I became interested in Pitigliano through the cookbooks of Edda Servi Machlin.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Not Yet.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Yes
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Date :   26/07/2005
Your name :   danny aran
E-mail address :   arandan@zahav.net.il
Comment :   It is unbelievable place with unbelievable story. My friend Naomi moved to your beautiful city and tolled me about it.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   not yet, soon!
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Next time in Italy I will come.
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Date :   9 july 2005
Your name :   Miriam and Graciela Lewin
E-mail address :   nazon@sinectis.com.ar
Comment :   We are Jewish, live and Argentina and are coming to Pitigliano in September. We are pleased to read this website. It is charming and very interesting.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
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Date :   9 jul 2005
Your name :   
E-mail address :   Stef Macrander
Comment :   So a lovely town !!
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Yes , we visited Pit. in May 2005
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
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Date :   May 25 , 2005
Your name :   Julie Weiner
E-mail address :   jazzgrlj@yahoo.com
Comment :   Thank you for your website. I hope to go to this special town someday with my family. Is there a day tour?
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Yes, in 1 to 2 years.
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Date :   05/16/2005
Your name :   Susan Braun
E-mail address :   suefromtustin@yahoo.com
Comment :   This is an awesome story.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   I visited Pitigliano with my daughter last week, May 12th. She lives in Naples and had arranged a private Jewish Heritage tour for us. Las Vegas, NV, USA.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   
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Date :   04/18/05
Your name :   Madelon Kranz
E-mail address :   wactedout@aol.com
Comment :   I enjoyed reading your article. Thank yu for all the wonderful information.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   One day would love to visit. Wanting also to go to Tuscany.
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Date :   14 April 2005
Your name :   Elisabetta Ines Celata
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Comment :   Figlia di Michele Celata e Giuseppina Celata (nee Ciacci), sorella di Attilio e Francesco Celata. Abbito a Melbourne, Australia.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   1983, 1987, 1999, 2002.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Si - sempre!! Spero di visitare Pitigliano per 6 mesi (Giugno-Dicembre 2005).
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Date :   14 April 2005
Your name :   Elisabetta Ines Celata
E-mail address :   
Comment :   Figlia di Michele Celata e Giuseppina Celata (nee Ciacci), sorella di Attilio e Francesco Celata,
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   1983, 1987, 1999, 2002.
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Si - sempre!! Spero di visitare Pitigliano per 6 mesi (Giugno-Dicembre 2005).
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Date :   29/03/05
Your name :   Elissa Altman
E-mail address :   ElissaAltman@aol.com
Comment :   Wonderful website. I am a food writer in the US and am interested in writing an extended story about Pitigliano.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   Not yet
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   I will be in Tuscany from 21-05-05 to 27-05-05 and would like to visit Pitigliano and meet with Mrs. Servi and others, but I need a translator from English to Italian. Can you help? Thank you!
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Date :   March 21, 2005
Your name :   Jacob Lefkowitz
E-mail address :   jayl@hal-pc.org
Comment :   My wife and I plan to visit and spend the night in Pitigliano next month. I need to know what days the Jewish sites are open and the times they are open.
Did you visit Pitigliano? :   not yet
Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   Yes, we will spend two days and a night during May, 2005
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Date :   March 14, 2005
Your name :   Helen Silverstein
E-mail address :   helen@liteline.com
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Do you plan to visit Pitigliano? :   My daughter will be in Pitigliano April 28- May 3rd. We would appreciate having the opportunity to contact someone in advance of her arrival re: kosher food, pesach, seders etc. Thank you, Helen Silverstein Toronto, Canada
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