Wednesday, June 15, 2011

San Vito Martyr

Auguri di San Vito Martyr

San Vito, whose cult is widespread in Basilicata, Sardinia and Sicily and from Rome to Prague is among the 14 Holy Helpers. The events of his life are not well known though his martyrdom is remembered and celebrated throughout Lucania where several villages honor him as their Patron Saint and many many sons are named Vito. Hi DAD. 

 On the walls of the map room in the Vatican Museum, back in the 1400's, Calitri was once included as part of Basilicata or old Lucania. 

Like the two mythic California's and the oft-rifts between San Francisco and Los Angeles over water, culture, and other consequential things, Calitrani would like to secede from the regione of Campania and re-join Bascilicata - better to benefit from Basilicata's regional funds and 'lascia pedere' the corrupt spending in Napoli, no doubt, but that is another story.

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Vinicio Caposella's Il Ballo di San Vito or

Briganti di Terra Otranto's Pizzica San Vito on the Taranta Channel