Beatrice, Victoria, and Sara Giunta Rametta oral history interview

University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center
Beatrice Giunta
Victoria Giunta
Sara Giunta Rametta


The Giunta sisters describe the changes that have occurred in Ybor City since the middle of the 20th century, the influence of Sicilian and other immigrants on Ybor, the mingling of cultures and its effect on food, and the landscape’s evolution from farmland to a metropolitan area. At an early age, the Giuntas were taught the importance of education by their father, Domenic Giunta, a schoolteacher, and their mother, Sara, a homemaker, and they discuss their own schooling in detail. The sisters also explain their efforts to preserve the family homestead as a historic landmark.