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Italy comes to Auckland!

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12 August 2013 – for immediate release

Italy comes to Auckland!

Italian festival season: 25 September – 18 October 2013

Festival Italiano Street Festival 29 September 2013, 11am – 4pm

Osborne Street and Kent Street, Newmarket, Auckland The largest Italian Festival in New Zealand is almost here, bringing a celebration of Italian culture, music, food, design and everything that il Bel Paese can offer in Aotearoa.

The Festival Italiano season starts with the opening of the Italian Film Festival at the Rialto cinema on 25 September, then leads into an entire week of special Italian events throughout Newmarket.

On 29 September the Italian community of Auckland will celebrate with a big street festival in Osborne Street and Kent Street.

From 11 am to 4 pm the street will become pedestrian-only, hosting al fresco dining, an Italian market with over 30 stalls, and live music and entertainment with Italian MC Paolo Rotondo, Italian DJ Luca Montagni and a few surprises.

“This will be our biggest and best festival yet,” promises Sandra Fresia, President of the Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland.

Other events include the art exhibition NZ Links to Italy at Kinder House, 2 Ayr St, Parnell from 27 September to 13 October; and the concert ‘A night at the Opera with the Donizetti Trio’ at St Luke’s Church, Remuera.

The Festival Italiano is organised by the Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland in collaboration with the Newmarket Business Association and the support of the Waitematā Local Board.


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