Jill Biden is on track to be the first Italian-American first lady and her ancestral home in Sicily is hoping to benefit from the political connection. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jill Biden is on track to be the first Italian-American first lady and her ancestral home in Sicily is hoping to benefit from the political connection. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Jill Biden is on track to be the first Italian-American first lady and her ancestral home in Sicily is hoping to benefit from the political connection. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

How Jill Biden could lead the recovery of a Sicilian village: ancestral home hopes for tourist revival with White House connection

  • Jill Biden will be the first Italian-American first lady in US history; her great-grandfather emigrated from southern Italy in 1900
  • Her ancestral home, the Sicilian village of Gesso, is gearing up to cash in on its political connection through tourism

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Jill Biden is on track to be the first Italian-American first lady and her ancestral home in Sicily is hoping to benefit from the political connection. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Jill Biden is on track to be the first Italian-American first lady and her ancestral home in Sicily is hoping to benefit from the political connection. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Jill Biden is on track to be the first Italian-American first lady and her ancestral home in Sicily is hoping to benefit from the political connection. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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