Welcome to Italian Week
Queensland gears up to paint the town green, white and red for Italian Week
Delicious food, fine dramatic performances and wondrous workshops will light up the river city and Sunshine State inviting you to ‘engage your emotions’ for the seventh annual Italian Week Festival this May.
Running from May 26 and until June 2, Italian Week will take Queensland residents on an authentic cultural journey through a range of free and ticketed activities and events.
The event offered a special chance to embrace and celebrate the rich history of Italy without an airplane ticket.
This year, the theme for Italian Week is ‘engage your emotions’.
We want to give Brisbane the opportunity to form a connection to this wonderful country through the many delightful culinary, historical and dramatic elements of Italian culture.
“We’ve tailored our schedule to appeal to a range of wide and varied interests and we hope that locals will find something that illuminates their imagination” as the city is once again lit up in the Italian national colours of green, white and red.
Headlining the Italian Week celebrations are a range of mouth-watering cooking classes to experience the true taste of Italy.
Music features strongly once again as a key generator of emotions and the opening concert event of Italian Week celebrates Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th anniversary with Verdi’s Requiem will see over 200 performers onstage and will feature Australia’s tenor Rosario La Spina in Brisbane’s newly refurbished City Hall and conducted by Antoni Bonetti.
A large range of events and ‘Tastes of Italy’ Master Classes and degustation dinners are available to book online on this link
The 2013 Italian Week’s line-up was stronger than ever in its seventh year.
We’re delighted to again offer some of Brisbane’s richest cultural experiences seven whole years after our first installment.
We hope all who have enjoyed Italian Week in the past find something in this year’s program to excite them and a whole new legion of Brisbane residents will get swept up in the culture of this fantastic celebration.
From the catwalks of Milan to the Emerald Beaches of Sardinia, from the relics of Ancient Rome, to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, Italian Week is your chance to enjoy Italy without the airfare. Italy is the ultimate epitome of classical beauty and contemporary appeal, imbued with renaissance gracefulness and cultural uniqueness. Its fashion, automobiles, leather goods, gourmets and fine wine have long been the world's envy.
Italian Culture and lifestyle is firmly entrenched in the Australian cultural landscape and continues to grow in appreciation and interest. Italy is a country where you can find tradition fused with innovation. The "Made in Italy" label represents not only the highest quality achieved by all the Italian craftsmen but also the persistency they hold throughout centuries.
Italian Week celebrates the National Day of Italy, presenting the genius and Italian lifestyle and showcases the very unique Italian experience via Art, gastronomy and luxury conveyance.