North Italy has been historically the link between Central Europe and the Central Mediterranean World.
Please join overlapping geographical projects like Italy DNA, Alpine Y/mt-DNA and as well Haplogroup projects of relevance. Y-DNA Haplogroups Projects: R1b (U152, U106, Basal (incl. Z2103), L21, DF99, DF27), J2-M172, G (L497), I1-M253, I2-P37.2, I2-M223, E1b-M35 (V13), R1a-M198, L, T, (see ISOGG Wiki)
Some of our members' ancestors might have changed their surnames when they migrated to another country. In order to make genealogical researches easier, I think it can be useful to note such alterations occurred in time: Bacigalupo (Liguria) - Bacig; Burri (Trentino-Alto Adige) - Berry; Campione/i (Istria) - Champion; Carmeloni (Emilia-Romagna) - Ignazio; Pagan (Veneto) - Pagani; Regna (Lombardy) - Rainey; Zanotto (Piedmont) - Zanotti; etc.