The Cole Family In Italy
Impressions and Experiences


Italy map During Michael's tour of duty with the U.S. Navy in 1983 to 1986 (3 years, 3 months, 1 week, 4 days, 10 hours, and 30 minutes), our family was fortunate to live near Naples, Italy. At this site on the Web we have created an archive of the letters we wrote back to family and friends in the United States during those years. See what foreign and military life was like for a young American family as we share with you details and photos of our adventures and trials in Italy and other parts of Europe.


We hope this Web site will inform, enlighten, educate, and entertain you.




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Copyright © 1999, Michael & Jeannie Cole


link to online tour of Pompei
Discover lessons about Christianity from ancient Pompeii.



Suggested reading:

  • Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the U.S., by Beppe Severgnini, 2002

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