Dear fellows, piacere! :)
My name is Alexey Dodsworth Magnavita de Carvalho, and I am a Brazilian-Italian citizen, currently living in Venice.
My great-grandfather, Pasquale Magnavita, was born in Paola, Calabria, and came to Brazil (Bahia) in 1898. He wrote a very detailed diary for several decades. His diary starts in 1898 and ends in 1972, and offers precious information about the migration process. I have created some profiles in WikiTree, by taking into consideration the documents and pictures I possess.
I also descend from a couple that came from Piemonte in 1760, and lived in Ceará, Brazil. Their lineage is really huge, they were a kind of "Adam and Eve" in Sobral (Ceará, Brazil), and the number of their descendants ir around 3 thousand people nowadays. Their names were Gabriele Aldighieri and Maddalena Boccardo. I have no idea why they migrated from Europe in that age, but there are some theories they were politically persecuted. I strongly suspect they were born in Borgaro Torinese, since they were baptized in a church dedicated to Cosmo and Damiano.
I am able to communicate in English, Italian and Portuguese. Feel free to keep in touch, and if you are MAGNAVITA, TOSTO, CONDINO, STELLA, DOMASCO, ALDIGHIERI or BOCCARDO, please let me know.
Best regards, vi ringrazio in anticipo.