The events scheduled below have been made possible because of the dedication the city of Pittsfield's elected officials have made, along with our local Italian orgnizations, in order to support the Italian Sister City.

Thank you:

Mayor Tyer and Catherine Van Bramer

City commissioners and sister city members

Pittsfield UNICO

CIAO of the Berkshires

ITAM Lodge #564

Italian American Club

Club Cappuccino

Thursday, August 11, 2016

12 p.m. – Join us for coffee or tea at the Marketplace Café, 53 North Street, Pittsfield; Springs Inn check-in, to follow

6 p.m. - Informal "Meet and Greet" at the beautiful ITAM Lodge #564, Waubeek Road, Pittsfield; Public welcome - For questions please email - Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo.


Friday, August 12th

11 a.m. – Mayoral Reception in the City Council Chambers at Pittsfield City Hall, 70 Allen Street; brief walk/tour downtown if time allows

2 p.m. – Lunch reservations at the Bascom Lodge atop Mt. Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts…don’t forget your cameras! Please RSVP to Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo.

After Lunch and Greylock Visit – Possible visit to Jiminy Peak (time permitting), then to Donnybrook Golf Course for golf cart tours and golf course fun; *Please note that this event can only accommodate our Italian visitors, as the Kelly family has kindly given our visitors permission to use the facility after public hours.

After Golf Course – Food and drink at Matt Reilly’s on Pontoosuc Lake, 750 S Main Street, Lanesborough

Saturday, August 13th

10 a.m. – Pittsfield’s Farmer’s Market tour with musical entertainment provided by Andy Kelly

11:45 a.m. – Berkshire Carousel

12:30 p.m. – Italian American Club family picnic

Time TBA – Boston Symphony Orchestra and Movie Night with John Williams conducting at Tanglewood (lawn seating); concert begins at 8 p.m. however details of a meeting spot and logistics with follow.  Pot Luck dinner, therefore all those who plan on attending, should bring a small dish to share

Sunday, August 14th

11 a.m. – Mass and reception at St. Mark’s Church on West Street, Pittsfield, celebrated by Father John Salatino; This will be Father Salatino’s last mass before leaving the country for several years for missionary work. He will be honored that day.

12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. – Fran and Linda Curley will provide an escort for a shopping outing, followed by espresso with Anna Zaffanella before a private tour (1 hour) in Italian, of the Norman Rockwell Museum.

6 p.m. – Pontoon boat tour and dinner on Onota Lake with the Kelly and Ditello family...Unfortunately, this event cannot accommodate for many because seating is limited, as there are only 2 boats.  However, *ANYONE WITH A BOAT THAT WISHES TO JOIN IS WELCOMED! Details to follow

Monday, August 15th

Time TBA – Farewell  breakfast at Joanne’s Lucnheonette, Elm Street, Pittsfield


Nicola and Vincenzo,

On behalf of the Italian Sister City Committee, we wish you both a wonderful stay in our beautiful city!



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