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The Italian Americans

THE ITALIAN AMERICANS reveals the unique and distinctive qualities of one immigrant group’s experience, and how these qualities, over time, have shaped and challenged America. 

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A Washington Favorite: The Italian Store

The Italian Store in Arlington, Virginia embodies two important aspects of the Italian American experience: food and family. The Tramonte family opened the specialty shop in 1980 its unique selection of goods and family recipes have made the store an area favorite.

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Washington's Holy Rosary Church

100 years ago Washington, D.C.'s Judiciary Square neighborhood was home to a thriving Italian American community. While the area has changed dramatically over the decades, the cornerstone of the old neighborhood remains. Visitors can still hear Catholic Mass in Italian every Sunday at Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. Next door, Casa Italiana offers classes on cinema, literature and cuisine.

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Italian Americans in Washington History

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While Washington never had a "Little Italy" neighborhood like some other U.S. cities, Italian Americans did have an impact on life in D.C. Learn more on our Boundary Stones local history blog!

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