By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
With some help from Rome, this is the Year of Italy in Philly. Consul General Luigi Scotto tells Whispers that it starts March 1 with the annual Philadelphia Flower Show, where the theme is "Bella Italia." Says Scotto: "It will be like visiting Italy." Then in April, the city will host the first ever display of Galileo's telescopes outside Italy. "We are truly honored, and it is a great compliment to Italy," says Scotto of the Italy-focused events. "Italy is very fashionable now."
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