A Warm Welcome From de Blasio's Ancestral Hometowns

Jul 24, 2014 1217

Bill de Blasio may have faced disgruntlement in his own city for taking a vacation abroad, but in the little Italian towns of his ancestors, the New York mayor can expect a warm and spirited embrace.

Town centers have been shined up. "Welcome Home" signs have been posted. Pizzas have been named in his honor.

In Sant'Agata de' Goti, a town of some 12,000 people about an hour outside Naples, citizens are bracing for a big party in his honor, and a marching band will follow Mr. de Blasio through the streets.

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Source: http://online.wsj.com

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