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Piazza della Valle, which translated from Italian means ‘Plaza in the Valley’ commemorates the contribution of the Italian community to the viticulture industry in helping establish McLaren Vale as a premier wine region.

Public art elements include four large fused glass panels sponsored by families of the Italian migrant settlers, step risers bear inscriptions of accounts from migrant community members, a water feature and sculptural piece named ‘The Arrivals’ tells the story of a typical family arriving by boat to Australia with empty suitcases and a large mosaic floor panel records the establishment of a world class vineyard and its legacy. Combined, the work tells a relevant story about the resilience of new arrivals and how valued different skills and cultural differences can become within a community and the Country.


Address:Main Road, Adjacent Institute Hall, McLaren Vale, 5171
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.217353
Long: 138.540843
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Technology
Designer:Giordano Architecture
Artist:Terrance Plowright
Monument Manufacturer:Watpac


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 6th November, 2011
Front Inscription



Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au