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Walking Wednesday Tour: Italian History

  • Lugar Plaza 200 East Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46204 United States (map)

A Downtown Indianapolis Italian History Tour

Brush up on your Indianapolis Italian history! Led by Ray E. Brown Jr. of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, this 2-mile walking tour explores the history of Italian fruit vendors, and proceeds to Fletcher Place with stops at Holy Rosary Church (the traditional heart of the Italian community), the bocce courts at Lacey Park, and other sites of significance. End up with a drink or dinner on your own at Iaria’s, Turchetti’s or Bluebeard before heading back to Lugar Plaza.

Free and open to the public // All ages
MEET at Lugar Plaza near the swings. We don't walk if the weather is terrible. Tour will be rescheduled to Tuesday, October 1 in case of rain.

Free parking may be available at 320 E. Market. Or take the Red Line bus. A driving option is available for the tour. Contact IHSI through their website if you want to drive the route.

About the Italian Heritage Society
The Italian Heritage Society of Indiana is a non-profit organization, established in 1993, as an offshoot of the Columbus ’92 Commission for the State of Indiana, which worked tediously for three years so that the State of Indiana could participate in our nation’s year long celebration of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ Discovery of America. The enthusiasm of this project brought together a variety of people with family roots from all parts of Italy. More than six hundred persons of Italian descent and many non-Italian friends who have a fondness for the Italian culture and its arts contributed to the establishment of this Society. Since its foundation, the Society has continued to offer its members many enjoyable activities and opportunities for fellowship.

Brought to you in partnership with City of Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development and Big Car Collaborative.

Earlier Event: September 24
Yoga with Tony Wiederhold
Later Event: September 27
Music : DJ LittleTown