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Village Italia is once again proud to announce that we are holding our Village Italia at Rossini Lodge, Brantford Ontario, on July 5-8 inclusive.

Our theme this year is “Valigia D’oro” which recognizes the courage and sacrifice of our Italian Pioneers who immigrated to Canada and contributed to enrich our community, province and country. These “first” Italian immigrants provided future generations with a legacy of opportunity and success. For many Italian-Canadians, Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia was their introduction to a “new country” that promised hope and a better life. Italians with nothing more than “suitcase in hand” came to this new land in search of adventure, employment and greater opportunities for their children. During the Pier 21 years 471,940 people came to Canada from Italy making them the third largest group to immigrate between 1928 and 1971.

On behalf of the Italian Community, Village Italia would like to invite you to come and share with us our history, culture, entertainment and most of all the best assortment of Italian cuisine there is to offer.

Please see the International Villages Festival Passport book for our featured entertainment and show times. We are very excited about our entertainment this year. It will be continuous with various groups playing Italian and everyday music. We will also be introducing our Junior Village Italia Dancers under the direction of Franco Petrella with 2 performances each night.

Village Italia’s schedule will be from 5:00 – 11:00 each night from July 5th – 8th, inclusive. So come and visit us and enjoy all that Italy has to offer.


Italian Village Ambassador
  • Wednesday:5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Italian Village Menu(All prices have taxes included)

  • MEALS $8.00-Penne & Meatballs (roll & butter) & Meatball Panini (side salad or pasta)
  • MEALS $9.00-Lasagna (roll & butter) or Chicken Parmesan Panini (side salad or pasta) (Vegetarian Pasta available on request)
  • SINGLE ITEMS $2.00 - Pizza, Salad and Italian Desserts
  • Coffee $1.00
  • Takeout available


Wednesday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Vinz Derosa & Claudio Santalucci

Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Vinz Derosa & Claudio Santalucci

Friday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

  • Vinz Derosa & Claudio Santalucci

Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

  • Vinz Derosa & Angelica DiCastro


Continuous entertainment plus 2 performances nightly village Italia junior dancers


Rossini Lodge, 140 Grey Street

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We are wheelchair accessible.

Contact Info:

Village Chairperson: Gino Tatasciore
Village Co-chairpersons: Eva Evans(Ferracioli)
Village Mayor: Franco Petrella
Village Ambassador: Larisa Madia
Village Co-Ambassador:
Elisha Petrella; and Luca Petrella

Additional Information

Phone: 519-756-5441


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