Immigration: Carol Agia And Marco Circelli Discuss History Of Italian Immigration In Philadelphia

Immigration: Carol Agia And Marco Circelli Discuss History Of Italian Immigration In Philadelphia

Like many Italian-Americans in Philadelphia, Carol Agia’s grandparents came to Philadelphia around the turn of the 20th century. One of her grandfathers immigrated in 1896 at the age of seven, while the other arrived in 1915 when he was 12 years old. “Often the father and the oldest son came over, saved a little bit […]

 

Passyunk: Joan Verratti’s Labor of Love

Passyunk: Joan Verratti’s Labor of Love

The Italian culture associated with South Philadelphia may not be as visible as it once was, but what that culture represents is still alive and well in Joan Verratti, owner of Pollyodd, on Passyunk Avenue. While many small Italian eateries and other businesses make way for craft beer bars or small cafes, Verratti is pouring […]