August 18, 2011
My Visit With Paolina and Camillo
In July I traveled to Italy for vacation with my family and girlfriend. I spent most of my time in Tuscany visiting some of my favorite towns and family properties in Florence, Pienza, Pisa and Lucca. I have posted an album on my facebook page of each day spent in Italy (8 total). I saved Rome, my favorite city, for last. While there, i went to Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. This church contains our family chapel (and is where my brother was married) and underneath the church is the Borghese family crypt. Seeing Paolina and Camillo again (it has been roughly five years since i visited them and my grandparents) was quite inspiring. I know they would want their love story to be told and I hope i did a good job doing this. There are three pictures i took while in the Basilica and crypt. The basilca is filled with gold. The crypt contains my family tree carved directly into the marble floor. Paolina and Camillo are resting peacfully side-by-side forever.