Claire Hennessy, Philadelphia, USA

"After living in Italy as a student for over a year, I decided that I wanted to remain to live and work in Italy. A friend encouraged me to look into the possibility of acquiring Italian citizenship through my great-grandfather, and during the intitial phase of my research, a colleague on a similar mission mentioned a lawyer in Bologna who might be able to help me. I met Luigi Paiano soon thereafter, and he and his colleagues aided me through what can be a very trying process every step of the way. I will never forget my utter disbelief and overwhelming happiness the day my Italian passport arrived, and I have Luigi Paiano and his wonderful staff to thank for helping me become an Italian citizen".