LAN Airline’s inflight Magazine IN, has a great article about a village in Southern Chile founded by Italian immigrants one hundred years ago that has kept its heritage alive. I’ve never heard about this town, so I was instantly fascinated by it and thinking about when I can work in a visit. The 2,000 person town, Capitán Pastene, is in the Cordillera de Nahuelbuta and is considered Chile’s Little Italy. Shops make their own Proscuitto and cure and age their own meats. There are also several traditional Italian restaurants in town:
Pedro Montt 711 & Coccibuasso
Pedro Montt 755
Pedro Montt 928
Writer and photographer Nicholas Gill is the editor/publisher of New World Review. He lives in Lima, Peru and Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CondeNast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, and Penthouse. Visit his personal website (nicholas-gill.com) for more information.