“True to the confluence theme of HemisFair ’68, Italy has produced a stately pavilion honoring Italian participation in the discovery and development of the new world. The pavilion’s theme is described as “Half a Millennium of Italian Presence in the Americas””. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)
This pavilion was divided into three main areas: well known Italian navigators, history of Italians in the new world, and Italian art fro both worlds new and old.
“And , here, too, are exciting glimpses of contemporary Italy, including a look at the San Marco project, a joint Italian-American space venture that launched a satellite into orbit from a floating pad off the coast of Africa”. (HemisFair Guidebook, 1968)
Below are scans of brochure material from the pavilion. (Click on images for a closer look)
Below are scans of literature for a wine tasting event held at the pavilion on September 12, 1968. (Click on images for a closer look)
Below are scans of images from the pavilion. (Click on images for a closer look)