Chipilo is a pueblo founded on October 2, 1882 by Italians from the Veneto region in northern Italy. In the mid- to late-1800's, the Mexican government encouraged Europeans to settle in Mexico, hoping they'd help modernize the country's agriculture. Most came from Italy and settled throughout Mexico but Chipilo's the only pueblo to maintain its language and traditions.
I was there for a couple of weeks and photographed New Year's Day, where families go through the pueblo asking for treats. It's basically a daytime version of Halloween without costumes. I was also there for La Befana, a tradition brought from Italy.
The pueblo's known for its cheeses and excellent Italian restaurants.