I posted this message to Danila and was wondering if you would find it interesting/know any more information.I couldn't figure out how to email you directly, so I just replied to your post:
I would also like to know about the celebration in Stoccaredo.I have been trying to find out about it for a year.My great grandfather was Giovanni Bau and we believe that he was from Stoccaredo originally, and then came to Nanticoke, PA in the US. I was contacted by ABC news yesterday as there is a large research project right now in Stoccaredo on the Bau's because apparently many of us carry an "anti diabetes" gene that allows us to have incredibly high glucose levels without suffering the end organ effects that other diabetics do (if you Google Stoccaredo, Bau, and diabetes, you should find it).ABC news is doing a Primetime story on this research project now taking place in Stoccaredo and is looking for US Bau's that can trace themselves back to Stoccaredo, as apparently most of the 8000 Italian Bau's in the world can.
I would love to hear from other Bau's and any information on the Stoccaredo Bau festival, which I believe is in August, or also any info on Giovanni Bau who emigrated to Nanticoke, PA. I've sent some emails in English to several email addresses that I found on webpages in Italian about the festival, but didn't get any replies as I don't speak Italian and maybe the people I wrote to didn't speak English.