Italian residents to visit for Batavia ‘reunion’

May 11, 2023 275

Descendants from Valva, Italy will be meeting for a second time to share stories and to make new connections at Roman’s restaurant in the downstairs lounge on May 27. The activity will take place 3 to 5 p.m. at the restaurant on 59 Main St. Those interested can bring a copy of their family tree to share with others.

Many families immigrated to Batavia from Valva, event organizers said in a news release. In some social circles Batavia was referred to as “Little Valva.” The group first met in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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