The annual Piazza Day brings a slice of Italian life back to the Gulch. This year’s event is set for Saturday at the Colombo Piazza.

The annual Piazza Day brings a slice of Italian life back to the Gulch. This year’s event is set for Saturday at the Colombo Piazza.

Piazza Day at Colombo Lodge on Saturday

The 4th annual Piazza Day takes place at 584 Rossland Ave, Trail.

Music of a mandolino and the aroma of polenta and salsiccia will fill the air at 584 Rossland Avenue Saturday for the fourth annual Colombo Piazza Day.

The Sisters of Colombo and the Men’s Lodge invite the community to the piazza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to celebrate Trail’s rich Italian heritage.

The event kicks off with classic Italian fare, gelato and pizza by Woodstove Rustic Pizza.

Tickets for food items are $1, with each meal costing two or more tickets.

Ray Tenisci and Roland Perri will be strumming live on the stage, and plenty of activities are planned for the children at the arts and crafts table and face painting tent.

Tables will be set up, however event organizers ask everyone to bring a lawn chair. The archives room in the Colombo Lodge will be open from noon until 2 p.m. with members on-site to show guests around and answer questions.

The Cristoforo Colombo Lodge was formed by 32 founding members in 1905. Its main purpose at that time was to help members who became ill or physically disabled and to provide a decent burial for deceased members.

To date, the society has 600 members in the Men’s Lodge and 425 members in the Sorelle di Colombo.