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Travel with Palos Fine Arts and Discover BELLA ITALIA!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica, Mario Batali’s Eataly Chicago! Lunch at Francesca’s on Taylor

Celebrate Italian Heritage in Chicago. Discover the important cultural influences made by immigrants from Italy and their descendants. Enjoy a guided motorcoach tour that will take you through the streets of Little Italy, as well as the Historic Tri-Taylor District. Of great importance to the Italian immigrants in Chicago was the Jane Addams Hull House Museum. Tour this 1856 House Museum and hear how the founders Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr and the settlement house provided support and positive life experiences to families as they struggled to make their transition to life in America. Ellen Gates Starr believed that education in art was necessary for pursuing a higher standard in life. It was said that Starr and Addams “wanted to bring an appreciation of beauty and great art to those forced to live in the drab and unattractive slums.” Lunch on Taylor Street in Little Italy is always a memorable treat! Enjoy lunch at the popular Francesca’s on Taylor, served family style, consisting of Insalata della Casa (salad with romaine, carrot, cucumber & tomato with balsamic vinaigrette), Penne con Pollo (penne pasta sautéed with grilled chicken breast, spinach and pine nuts in a light cream sauce), dessert, and non-alcoholic beverage. Following lunch, visit Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica National Shrine founded in 1874 by Italian Servites. The parish served Italian and Irish congregations for many years. The current building, built in 1890, was designed in an Italian Renaissance style and features a high altar made entirely of Carrara marble. The Basilica is increasingly being recognized for the splendor of its architecture and the history it has witnessed. Before we head for home, we’ll visit chef Mario Batali’s newly opened Eataly Chicago! an Italian food emporium located in the River North area of Chicago. The Chicago Tribune described it as “a ginormous, 2-story, $28 million dollar theme park of Italian food and culture! Tour provided by City Ventures.

Tour Cost: $85/PFA member, $95/non-member. Write check to Palos Fine Arts and send to Kathy Williams, 11909 S. Laurie Ave., Palos Park, IL 60464. Please include your name, address, phone number & e-mail address. For more information: 708-448-0425.

Mario Batali’s EATALY CHICAGO!

Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica

Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Lunch at Francesca's on Taylor Street in Little Italy



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