This is a neat little website (in Italian and Franco-Provenzale) that is promoting tourism, culturaltraditionsandlocal development. It has terrific informationon the history andculinary traditions of Faeto. The recipes are awesome! If you do not speak either language, Google Translate is a big help with the Italian. (No translation website identifies Franco-Provenzale:-(
A wonderful turnout! Many thanks to Linda Santosuosso for organizing this special celebration! The music, provided by Mike Pavia, was terrific as always! Thanks to the 'picture takers', Anita and Sunny!! Bellissimo!
Faetani have been invited to participate in the 100th Anniversary St. Rocco Feast Day Procession, along with other groups that celebrate their Italian Towns' Patron Saints Feast Days. Donald Paoletta has created a beautiful processional banner/flag with the Town Crest of Faeto and image of San Prospero to represent us. St. Rocco is your home - come and share this yearly tradition with us!
Who: All Faetani and friends - children through seniors What: St. Rocco Feast Day Procession When: After the Noon Mass of Sunday, August 31, 2014 Where: St. Rocco Church: 3205 Fulton Road, Cleveland, Ohio Why: Celebration of the Feast of St. Rocco and Church's 100th Anniversary
We would like the Faetani to be well represented. Please encourage your children, grandchildren, family members and friends to come and walk with us. Then stay and enjoy the great food and music at the 100th St. Rocco Church Festival.
St. Rocco's has been celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year. On Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 pm, there will be a special concert in the church to dedicate the new pipe organ! There will be beautiful music by guest artists as well as the St. Rocco choir. The concert will close with Verdi's "Va Pensiero" from the Opera "Nabucco". Please join us and bring your friends to this special event.
Performed in Celle di San Vito, the neighboring village to Faeto, this song is in Faetar, a dialect of the Francoprovencal language. This ancient language has been spoken for over 700 years in Faeto and Celle and has been preserved because of the remoteness of these two beautiful little villages. The song speaks of the love they have for their history and culture. Yours truly was in both villages this past May and hearing the language brought me back to my grandparents' and great-grandparents' kitchens where the language was spoken fluently. This song has such heart!