Le monde est petit, mais la famille est grande

About This Project

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

From simple souvenir photos during summer in the residence of Villa Tarabya to group portraits in the famous photographic studios in Beyoğlu, these images also tell us about the adventure of a part of the family coming back to Italy.