Video “Night of the Bakers” of Toritto, Bari, from Marti Paul

Hello Martha, I send you the video of the “night of the bakers 2014” .This great folk tradition is repeated every year in Toritto on the night between 23 and December 24 for hundreds of years. The bakers are those who cook the cakes for Christmas. They speak in the dialect of Toritto and announce the birth of baby Jesus in Toritto and the torittesi worldwide. This is one of the finest traditions of Toritto !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy New Year 2015 !!!!!!!!!!!


The Italian SIG will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 14, at 1:00 PM at the Savannah Recreation Center.  PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE.

Greg Seymour will be showing photos that he took of his ancestral home of San Demetrio Corone, Province of Cosenza, Region of Calabria, and providing background information along with the research process which led to finding records; how he built his “to do list”; and using such tools as maps, forums and social media.

Barbara Palmer will be reporting on the CIAO (Cleveland Italian American Organization) seminar which took place this past June.

Please type out and bring to the meeting any ancestral recipes along with the ancestor’s name and place where they lived.  These will be entered into our website.

For further information call Joanne De Cecchis 352-753-0214;; or .