Le monde est petit, mais la famille est grande

About This Project

The recent discovery of a family photographic collection starts the genealogical reconstruction of an Italian-Levantine family migrated to Istanbul at the end of the nineteenth century. Moving from a small mountain town in Tuscany, the Roselli family will see the social fortune of one of his sons who will become the personal secretary of the Italian ambassador in Turkey between the 60s and the 70s.

Simple souvenir photos in the summer residence of Villa Tarabya or group portraits in well-known photographic studios in Beyoğlu, these images also tells us about the adventure of a part of the family coming back to Italy.