Luncheon on Tuesday, 19 May 2015 at Francesco’s

Consider attending a very social Italian luncheon at “Francesco’s” located on Rt. 441 in Baylee Plaza, Summerfield, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

This restaurant made those delicious mini canoli for us this past Febraury when Jennifer Petrino spoke at our meeting.

Guests/spouses/partners are welcomed.  Please RSVP to Joanne   De Cecchis  with the number attending before May 15.

The prices are reasonable and the food quite delicious.  The camaraderie cannot be beat!

Neopolitan Vocabulary

Sumitted by Italian SIG member Pat Zalinski


Greek bradus: slow, sism: movement) has been part of the Neapolitan vocabulary since it was coined in 1883 by Italian geologist, Arturo Issel. The term means very slow uplift or descent of part of the earth’s surface … which happens a lot around bella Napoli.

These seisms are caused by complicated filling and emptying of calderas beneath the earth’s crust that can really shake things up topside. In the Naples area the coastline of the Roman age is actually at a depth of 10 m below the present day sea level. In recent times all this up and down heaving has forced relocation of entire communities inland including parts of Sophia Loren’s hometown of Pozzouli.

Articles for Web Sites of Italian-Americans, WWII Alien Centers, Book

Una Storia Segreta : The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Internment During World War II Paperback – June 1, 2001
by Lawrence Distasi (Editor) Sandra Gilbert (Foreword) (Author)