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Piazza d'Italia

  • 377 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 377 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130
  • 377 Poydras St.
    New Orleans, LA 70130

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    Central Business District/Downtown
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The Piazza d’Italia is located adjacent to the American Italian Renaissance Foundation Museum and Library on the corner of Tchopitoulas and Poydras Streets. The Piazza d’Italia is a monument to the Italian-American community and their contribution to the City of New Orleans.

Designed in 1978 by renowned architect Charles Moore, The Piazza gained notoriety as a symbol of late Post-Modernism and is one of Moore’s best-known and influential works.

Today, the Piazza is the site of St. Joseph’s Day Celebrations and also had a cameo in the motion picture The Big Easy.

The Piazza d’Ittalia is a gathering place for the New Orleans Italian community, as well as a symbol of the cultural contribution to architecture that is so unique to the ambiance of New Orleans.

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