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Argentina's Italian bloodline

Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the most-visited city in all of South America. And no visit is complete without a trip to La Boca, a colorful neighborhood that in the late 19th and early 20th centuries experienced a massive wave of Italian immigration. Today an estimated 62% of Argentinians claim some Italian heritage. Correspondent Conor Knighton gets a taste of Buenos Aires' best pizza, gelato and Italian liqueurs, and surveys the imprint that Italian immigrants had on Argentina's art and culture.

Argentina's Italian heritage

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Buenos Aires experienced a massive wave of Italian immigration; today an estimated 62% of Argentinians can claim Italian roots


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