Little Italy

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Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated primarily by Italians or people of Italian ancestry, usually in an urban neighborhood. "Little Italy" holds many different aspects of the Italian culture. There are shops to pick up just about any Italian goods as well as Italian restaurants lining the streets. The idea of "Little Italy" is basically to have the country of Italy stuck in the middle of a big city. This can be due to immigration in the older days. People of the same culture settled together in certain areas and as our world modernized, these little towns such as "Little Italy" blossomed, making it what it is today.

List of Little Italys[edit]


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Arthur Avenue in the Bronx

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Other Italian neighborhoods[edit]

Some Italian neighborhoods may have other names, but are colloquially referred to as "Little Italy," including:


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  1. ^ Persichilli, Angelo (2004-01-19). "In Hamilton, Stoney Creek is called 'Tony Creek'". Hill Times. 

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