Heritage & Culture
Mississauga ITALFEST will feature a presentation highlighting the life, the journey, joys and struggles of Italian immigrants in Mississauga including those who worked at the Cooksville Brickworks.
Features this year include a spotlight on the region of Puglia. The southern region forming the heel of Italy’s “boot,” is known for its whitewashed hill towns, centuries-old farmland and hundreds of kilometers of Mediterranean coastline. Capital Bari is a vibrant port and university town, while Lecce is known as “Florence of the South” for its baroque architecture. Alberobello and the Itria Valley are home to “trulli,” stone huts with distinctive conical roofs.