Festa Italiana honors Napa Valley’s Italian American heritage

Oct 07, 2021 340

BY: Jesse Duarte

Hundreds of people flocked to Lyman Park on Saturday to raise a glass of wine and a slice of pizza to the Italian-Americans who shaped the Napa Valley’s wine industry, cuisine and culture. The follow-up to the inaugural 2019 Festa Italiana was once again organized by St. Helena resident Anthony Micheli and the Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Lodge #2077.

The event began with the raising of the Italian flag on the city's ceremonial flagpole, as Katie Hopgood-Sculatti sang the Italian national anthem. Pestoni Family Winery handed out free pizza made on-site in the winery’s pizza oven. The Odd Fellows cooked chicken, peppers, sausage and pasta. More than 20 Italian-owned and -affiliated wineries poured wine.

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SOURCE: https://napavalleyregister.com

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