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Sydney Italian Festival, Viva Italia until June 11th

dsc01045.JPGPut on your slickest gear, hop on your vespa and prepare to speak the international language of Luuuuuuv! It is Sydney Italian Festival time again!
Fashion, design, Food, Wine, film, Music, and of course Sport all feature as the main components of the festival. Taste Gelatto, Watch a film with gorgeous actors, drinks some wine and come see the history of the Italian infuence in shaping Sydney and Australia. At venues all over the city including the impetuous Norton Street.
A few of the Highlights still left to experience:
Taste freshly made Italian gelato from Gelatissimo. The gelato cart will be touring Myer stores and spreading the taste of Italy. Sydney City – Thur May 24 and Sun June 3 Bondi Junction
Italian wine flights (three tasting glasses) with matching tasting plates, a small wine list feature and chalkboards dedicated to all things Italian including cocktails, will feature nightly during the Festival. 2 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay
Italy and Beyond at Paddington Contemporary Fine Art
This special exhibition will showcase the work by artists of Italian descent as part of the Sydney Italian Festival. The exhibition will feature sculpture by Diego Latella, paintings by Egidio Scardamaglia.
Italian National Day Celebrations – June 3
Italian National Day Celebrations official celebrations will start at 9.45am on Sunday June 3 at the War Memorial in Hyde Park with the laying of a wreath.

This will be followed by a solemn mass at
St Mary’s Cathedral at 10.30am with
Cardinal George Pell.
After the morning’s ceremonies, festivities commence at 12 noon at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay (near The Rocks) for a fabulous day, Italian style, including entertainment and food stalls.
Sun June 3
9.45am – War Memorial
10.30am – St Mary’s Cathedral
12noon – Overseas Passenger Terminal
Information: John Caputo 0418 974 111
Organised by the Italian National Day Celebrations Committee under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Sydney