Valerio Benvenuto Giuseppe Anzino was born to Giovanni Domenico Anzino and Ippolita Lusanna on September 9, 1832 in Fubine, Italy. Valerio’s father was a landowner and most of Valerio’s Anzino ancestors were nobility of some sort. Valerio’s grandmother, Teresa Sala, came from a connected and powerful family in Fubine. Valerio was the second of 7 children born to Giovanni and Ippolita. When Valerio’s mother, Ippolita, died in 1845, his father Giovanni married Teresa Rosa Zavattaro and they had one child who died shortly after birth. Valerio’s family can be seen here.