Faeto (Faíte in francoprovenzale) is located on the border between Apulia and Campania, lying on the eastern side of Mount Perazzoni at 866 meters above sea level and surrounded by an area rich in springs, such as the Piscero, the source of San Vito, the Cuoppi Fountain and the Sciurtone Fountain and a wide variety of beech, oak, oak and turkey oak woods.
The origins of Faeto date back to the second half of the thirteenth century, when some Francoprovencal soldiers, called by Charles of Anjou to fight against the Saracens of Lucera, They abandoned the military camp of Castrum Crepacordis to found the villages of Faeto and the nearby Celle di San Vito.
After more than seven centuries, the inhabitants of Faeto and Celle di San Vito still speak the Francoprovencal language.
The architectures that make up the medieval village, enclosed between narrow and winding alleys, in addition to the suggestive beech woods in which it is immersed, make Faeto the ideal destination to enchant those who are looking for relaxation and history trails surrounded by wonderful nature. Symbols of the village are the sixteenth-century Mother Church dedicated to the Most Holy Savior and the House of the Captain that today houses the Mu.Civi.Te, civic museum that collects a collection of artifacts ranging from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
The village of beeches also enchants lovers of good food with ham and lard of Faeto, made from the indigenous breed of black pork of the Monti Dauni.