Moliterno

This small town in southern Italy is where my great-grandfather Domenico Valinoti was born in 1851. He left Italy for New York and that is how the paternal half of the Valli family got started. 

We are not sure exactly when and where the name got changed. It is still hard for me to believe our real name only has one L, not to mention two extra syllables.

My favorite uncle found this gem on YouTube for us.