A Paisano Interview now available on YouTube.
The interviews of Celso David Viviani, Montgomery Toscano and Don Sebastiani were done on February 22, 2019 in the Toscano Hotel kitchen. Emily Walski, Guide 1, made and edited the video and added the closed captioning. Here is her introduction:
“In 1886, the Toscano Hotel was established as a workingman’s hotel and bar. Italian immigrants who came to Sonoma for work in the rock quarries stayed there. Run by the Ciucci family for two generations, the hotel provided a familiar feel for those so far from home. Many stayed in Sonoma. These are some of their histories.”