A Cultural Legacy to Italy, The Italian Cultural Garden

Sometimes a magical moment appears and life gently taps us on the shoulder guiding us to something greater than ourselves. Such a revelation happened upon discovering the great dreams and ambitions of a trio of brave Italian men who came from Italy to America full of anticipation and a burning desire to share Italy’s great cultural patrimony. 

These sagacious, valiant men built their careers piece by piece, overcoming the discrimination that greeted them. They were driven by the greatness of who we were and are. And so, in 1930, the Italian Cultural Garden in Rockefeller Park [in Cleveland] was dedicated “as a symbol of the


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