After the cemetery's establishment in 1869, large numbers of Italian stone masons and sculptors arrived to work on the elaborate mausoleums and monuments. They settled just down the hill from the cemetery, and created what was to become the Cleveland neighborhood of Little Italy.
Today, Little Italy is a popular destination for locals who come to dine in its many Italian restaurants and to shop in its bakeries, gift shops and art galleries.
After our excursion to the cemetery, Gayle, Duffy and I were ready for lunch. We went to a restaurant called "Trattoria on the Hill". The food was good. Gayle ordered a small pizza, Duffy had linguine with meatballs, and I had gnocchi.
We could not resist temptation. Each of us bought some goodies to take home.
After lunch we walked a few doors down the street to an Italian bakery. The cases were full of all sorts of yummy items.