Childhood home of Nunziata DiRenzo - Gambatesa - Front View
Below is a photograph of the house at No. 39 Via Serrone where Nunziata DiRenzo (1897-1983) lived as a child, before she left Gambatesa for Camden, New Jersey, when she was 15 years old.
Although there was a rich family named "DiRenzo" (The earlier spelling was "di Renzo") in Gambatesa, Nunziata's family was very poor. Her father Giuseppantonio DiRenzo (1876-1943) was an only child (i.e. his parents only child to survive childhood).
Nunziata's mother, Maria Vittoria d'Alessandro (1874-1955), was an orphan who was taken off the streets at the age of six by the then owner of the Castle of Gambatesa who made her a lady's maid for his daughter Filomena (later in Ferrante).