Neighborhoods of the World: Italy

Enjoy a day in Italy here at Navy Pier! Neighborhoods of the World will introduce Italian culture to the city of Chicago on March 25, 2012 from 12 p.m.-5 p.m.! Take a journey and experience the rich culture of Italy at Navy Pier!

Italian places and culture are around every corner of Chicago. Let us introduce you to some of these many places around the city.

Little Italy is one of the many places around Chicago that one can find authentic Italian culture. It’s full of it! From the restaurants, to the people, there’s no wonder it’s called Little Italy! There are two significant landmarks in Little Italy, the Catholic churches of Our Lady of Pompeii and Holy Guardian Angel. The first Italian congregation in Chicago was Holy Guardian Angel. The parish was established in 1898. Our Lady of Pompeii was the second major Italian church, which was established in 1911.

Gelato is a cool and refreshing dessert for anyone with a sweet tooth. There are plenty of locations to buy this Italian treat in the city of Chicago. Canady Le Chocolatier is a quaint little shop on Wabash Avenue. in the South Loop. It’s small enough that one would pass by if they weren’t looking for it, but do not let this deter you from the shop. It has fantastic candy as well as gelato!

Harry Caray’s Tavern and Capi’s Italian Restaurant are fantastic places to experience an Italian meal! And what luck, they’re both at Navy Pier! Capi’s Italian Restaurant brings the flavor of true Italian to the world of casual dining. Create your own pizza or choose a delicious pasta entrée. Harry Caray’s Tavern has a family friendly menu that lets you choose between sandwiches and wraps, pastas, fresh salads and homemade pizza.

Chicago is full of Italian culture! These that are listed are only a few of the many places around the city that one could experience. Don’t have the time to find all of these places and visit them? No problem! Navy Pier’s Neighborhoods of the World gives you the chance to have everything Italian in one place! So bring the whole family and enjoy a little slice of Italy!

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