Travel Photo Thursday | Piazza D’ Italia

Piazza D' Italia

Travel Photo Thursday | Piazza D’ Italia

Today’s pic is a shot of the Piazza D’ Italia located right behind the Loews Hotel in New Orleans, LA. It’s a venue where outdoor events are held or is simply a place where you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

It was built in 1978 and restored in 2004 a year after the Loews debuted. It was conceived as a tribute to the contributions of Italian Americans to the city of New Orleans since most of the focus seemed to be directed at the French and Spanish.

On a side note:  I wasn’t quite aware of the Spanish connection as it relates to the city until I learned that after the great fire in 1788, most of the french architecture was destroyed. The Spanish rebuilt the city, so the architecture is decidedly in that style and was made even more-so six years later when a fire of similar scope destroyed even more french style buildings.

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Renee King
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  • Sri Lanka Tourism
    Posted at 13:41h, 16 June Reply

    It is great to be traveling around the world… One thing that you don’t get bored of.

  • Senaf
    Posted at 01:31h, 17 June Reply

    This is really interesting. I didn’t know that New Orleans has a Spanish connection in that way. A bit of history I just learned. Love the pictures..great blog!

  • Sri Lanka Tour
    Posted at 05:13h, 27 July Reply

    Is this real one or just model ?

  • Candice Michelle
    Posted at 01:44h, 06 December Reply

    It is such a beautiful place actually. I don’t know if this is an original masterpiece, but it seems to me that it is a replica of a catholic church. Well anyway, it looks like a place of zen and peace to me.

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