Ciao St. Louis
by Cavaliere Rio Vitale
About the Program
About the Presenter
Rio Vitale holds a BS in Computer Science from Webster University and an MBA in Business Administration from Fontbonne University. He became active in the Italian American Community in 1989 when he became a member of the St. Louis Chapter of UNICO National. He has since been a member of, and/or served on the boards of, the following organizations: The Sicilian Cultural Association, Italian American Heritage Corporation, the Italia-America Bocce Club, Hill 2000, the the Hill Business Association, the Italian Club of St. Louis, the Federation of Italian American Organizations, the Fratellanza Society, and Ciao St. Louis.
His book, St. Louis’s The Hill (Images of America), was published in 2015. This book includes two hundred historical pictures and provides the reader with a good introduction of what life was like living on The Hill from 1890’s through the 1970’s. He has delivered lectures to students and groups seeking information about the Hill.