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Piazza d'Italia

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Beautiful piazza but it sits idle for most of the year. It is only used for social gatherings of Italian-American New Orleanians. Would be a great venue for outdoor concerts.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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Lockport, Louisiana
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Lockport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful piazza but it sits idle for most of the year. It is only used for social gatherings of Italian-American New Orleanians. Would be a great venue for outdoor concerts.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

It's a decent outdoor space, but as usual, it was not being used, and looked like it never has been in a long time.

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting public space, but it is a bit sparse. There was no one there when we passed it. Though it is nice to have a piazza in NOLA.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Still waiting to see if a show or music is played here. Outside theater maybe? It does look like it's all fenced off now.

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Thank Bernardo F
SF Bay Area
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I stumbled onto this little piazza by accident. It was all locked up except for one entrance and was basically deserted. It appears to be a recreation of some Italian architecture but looks rather rundown. I wouldn't bother with it unless you happen to be walking by the entrance.

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Wroclaw
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Not many people know that Piazza d'Italia is a very famous architectural project of Charles Moore. It became one of the icons of postmodern architecture in 70. years of XX century. The project is interesting as it appeals to the imagination of simple people, not only architects. It is contextual with its humorous connections to Roman/Italian style. The place creates... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Beautiful fountain right off of Poydras. If you're out sightseeing, it's definitely worth a stop to get some nice pics. I didn't go into the American Italian Cultural Center just stopped to see the fountain/clock.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

If you've ever been to Ceasar's in Las Vegas or Atantic City or the Bush Gardens in Virginia, you need not see this. It's a nice little plaza with water and Italian backdrop with Latin inscriptions. Doesn't seem to fit in well with area buildings but worth a 3 minute peak if you love all things Italian-like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Discovered this little place while wandering around downtown New Orleans. Not much to see or do here but it's a beautiful little scene to relax, enjoy the city around you, and appreciate. Doesn't take long, so make a stop next time you're in town.

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Piazza is an nice place to walk around bit. It is located behind the Italian American Cultural Center. Neon was added to it but it wan not on when I was there. The fountains are very nice and make a relaxing sound.

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