Brain drain? No, global workers! On the new Italian immigration

Apr 26, 2015 480

By Maura Malfatto Elia

Today I had the pleasure to meet with Alessia Angelin, President of the organization PI Philly (Professionisti Italiani in Philadelphia). We met at 9 am, at the Gran Caffe' L'Aquila, a stylish Italian café near Rittenhouse, playing Italian music and serving gorgeous food.

In front of a piping-hot cappuccino (ok, ok... also a croissant), we spoke of the new Italian voices in Philadelphia, a town where the Italian immigration left an important heritage. South Street and the Italian market are still nowadays the mecca for gourmet food seekers! However, the Italian-Americans of South Street and the recent immigration are two experiences completely different.

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