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Village Italia is once again proud to announce that we are holding our Village Italia at Rossini Lodge, Brantford Ontario, on July 3-6 inclusive.

Our theme this year is “Valigia D’oro” which recognizes the courage and sacrifice of our Italian Pioneers who immigrated to Canada and contributed to enrich our community, province and country. These “first” Italian immigrants provided future generations with a legacy of opportunity and success. For many Italian-Canadians, Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia was their introduction to a “new country” that promised hope and a better life. Italians with nothing more than “suitcase in hand” came to this new land in search of adventure, employment and greater opportunities for their children. During the Pier 21 years 471,940 people came to Canada from Italy making them the third largest group to immigrate between 1928 and 1971.

On behalf of the Italian Community, Village Italia would like to invite you to come and share with us our history, culture, entertainment and most of all the best assortment of Italian cuisine there is to offer.

Please see the International Villages Festival Passport book for our featured entertainment and show times. We are very excited about our entertainment this year.  It will be continuous with various groups playing Italian and everyday music.

Village Italia’s schedule will be from 5:00 – 11:00 each night from July 3rd -6th inclusive, with the exception of Saturday, July 6th, where we will be open at 4:00, so come and visit us and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.

Bienvenuti to Village Italia


Italian Village Ambassador
  • Wednesday:5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Italian Village Menu

  • Lasagna (roll & butter)
  • Pasta & Meatballs (roll & butter)
  • Chicken Parmiggiana (side salad or pasta)
  • Meatball Panini (side salad or pasta)
  • Sausage Panini with onions and peppers(side salad or pasta)
  • Salad
  • Pizza
  • Italian Desserts
  • Espresso Coffee and Regular Coffee


village italia making meatballs

Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Gino & Tobias Stage Show

Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Tony Ielluzzi and Claudio Santaluce

Friday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Relative Motion 6 Man Band; Claudio Santaluce


  • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Coro Abbruzzese (Italian Folk Group)
  • 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Vinz diRosa, Johnny Sax & Tony Ielluzzi


continuous entertainment


Rossini Lodge, 140 Grey Street

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We are wheelchair accessible.

Contact Info:

Village Chairperson: Gino Tatasciore
Village Co-chairpersons: Eva Evans(Ferracioli)
Village Mayor: Anthony Lombardo & Frances Uvanile
Village Ambassador: Claudia Volpe
Village Co-Ambassador:
Danielle Tuori

Additional Information

Phone: 519-756-5441


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