Discover the Italian Soul of Griffith

Griffith, NSW, Australia; Yoogali, NSW, Australia; Hanwood, NSW, Australia
Distance: 12 km (Map)

If you love all things Italian, you'll feel right at home in Griffith. This vibrant Riverina town is home to a large and proud Italian community that has shaped its culture, cuisine and landscape for more than a century. Griffith was founded in 1916 as part of a visionary irrigation project designed by the same architect who designed Australia's capital, Canberra. But it was the hardworking and passionate Italian settlers who made the land flourish and transformed Griffith into a thriving agricultural centre.

Discover the Italian Soul of Griffith - Cya On The Road

You can explore the rich history and heritage of Griffith's Italian community on this self-guided audio walk, which takes you to places that tell their stories. Some of these places are no longer there, while others are still bustling with life. You'll learn about the challenges and achievements of the first settlers from Veneto, who arrived in the 1920s, and the later waves of migrants from Calabria, Sicily and other regions who joined them after World War II. You'll also see how their traditions and values have influenced Griffith's identity and spirit.

So get ready to experience the Italian side of Griffith with this guide. You'll be surprised by what you find. Buon viaggio!

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Enjoy a connected trip that shows you 12 hidden gems, their fascinating stories and secrets, and handy features like audio guides, maps and nearby hotels.

There are two easy ways to start your adventure:

1. Tap this link Discover the Italian Soul of Griffith on your phone and you're good to go!
2. Or get the Cya On The Road app from the app store iconApp Store or google play iconGoogle Play and search for "Discover the Italian Soul of Griffith" in the app.

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