Celebrating the Italian-American Community and the Italian Legacy in Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia boasts one of the largest, and most accomplished, Italian-American communities in the United States. The birthplace of the United States of America, Philadelphia is a city deeply connected to Italian values and the Italian way of life. Exemplified by the rich universities, museums, art centers, and neighborhoods and contributions of Italian Heritage. 
I am proud to announce that the Consulate General of Italy – in partnership with area civic, academic, cultural and business leaders – is launching the seventh edition of Ciao Philadelphia starting January 2021 after the success of its previous editions from 2014 to 2019.

While Ciao Philadelphia has historically been celebrated as a month-long series of more than 70 events that highlight the contributions of Italians and Italian Americans to Greater Philadelphia – this year, we are excited to launch a year-long virtual series of Ciao Philaldelphia.

Ciao Philadelphia truly has something to offer everyone by highlighting the international nature of the region as established through the influence of its Italian and Italian American community.

Ciao Philadelphia is an engaging partnership with the most prominent cultural institutions of the region and various components of the Italian American community. Every landmark institution of the region with an Italian influence as well as all major universities are included. Ciao Philadelphia is a way to appreciate the Italian Cultural Heritage and connect the region with contemporary Italy, opening doors for growing economic and academic exchanges – all from the comfort of your home. 

The extensive media coverage received in Italy through Ciao Philadelphia helps to promote awareness about new opportunities in and with the Greater Philadelphia region. We are thrilled to be working with our partner organizations and local community leaders to highlight the best of Italy and our Italian-American community throughout 2021.

Pier Forlano
Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, January 3, 2021