Piazza d’Italia

Venue Status: Open

Piazza d’Italia
537 South Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Venue Description

The Piazza d’Italia is located adjacent to the American Italian Renaissance Founndation 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.
For more information on the Italian-American community in New Orleans and the Piazza d’Italia visit www.airf.org or call (504) 658-0927.