Italian American Collection: Tradizioni Toscane: Tuscan Immigration to Pittsburgh


There is a misconception that Italians emigrated to America exclusively from southern Italy; while it's true that during the Great Wave of Immigration nearly 80 percent of Italian immigrants originated from the south, a sizeable number are also descended from northern Italy. Western Pennsylvania attracted Italians from several regions in the north such as Piedmont, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, but one region left a remarkable footprint in metropolitan Pittsburgh: Tuscany.
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