About Italian Week 2016


Highlights from Italian Week 2016


From Illuminations to food festival to opera and food tastings Italian Week thousands of people “Experienced Life Italian Style” at the Brisbane Italian Food and Wine Festival. Everybody loves Italian and they came in drives to savour the tastes, sights and sounds of Italy at the FREE ENTRY Brisbane Italian Street Food and Wine Festival at New Farm Park on the 29th May 2016.


Over 65,000 guests experienced a taste of Italy, from Italian Street food and Italian wines accompanied by live music when the street festival which sat on the riverfront in beautiful New Farm Park. Street vendors served wood fired pizza, pasta and delicious gelato and much much more, with Italian wines coming from several regions around Italy.





Highlights from Italian Week 2016 New Farm Park



The 2016 Festival showcased food and wine from some of Queensland's leading operators including Italian pizza from Pizza Volante, In Strada Woodfire Pizzeria and Pizzantica Napoli Style Pizza; delicious pasta from Gnocchi Gnocchi, Gemelli Italian, Gusto da Gianni and Mangia Mangia. And let us not forget the exquisite gelato, made by La Macelleria, Dippin’ Dots, Gelato Bar, Gelateria Cremona, mouth-watering donuts by Donut Kitchen and Eataliano, Italian-style arancini prepared by Arancini boys. Espresso Xcellence brought the coffee, Colle Rosso and I heart Calamari provided tempting calamari, Two Teas, Rainbow Smash and Solerno cater beverages… Read More




Thanks to our sponsors Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government, Peroni, Tours of Tuscany, Your Insurance Broker Brisbane.


Italian Week Illumination 2016


Italian Week hosted the largest ever Illumination with the following super structures being lit up in Green, White and Red.


City Hall and King George Square 
30th May


Kurilpa Bridge 

30 May until 3 June 2016


Victoria Bridge

Monday the 30th of May to Sunday the 5th of June 2016


Story Bridge

Monday the 30th of May to Sunday the 5th of June 2016



23 May – 3 June


Treasury Casino 

26th May – 2nd June


Italian Festival Illumination




Also! The Brisbane City Council has confirmed that Italian Week’s application for the Light-Up of the Story Bridge will be added to Brisbane's annual calendar. After first lighting up the Story Bridge in 2011, it will now be an annual feature of Italian Week. In 2016 it will be illuminated for one week!!! 


Italian Week Illumination



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, auto-mobiles, 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.
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Italian Week celebrates the National Day of Italypresenting the genius and Italian lifestyle and showcases the very unique Italian experience via Art, gastronomy and luxury conveyance. Follow us on Facebook 



Extract from academic research conducted by festival producer Alessandro Sorbello in conjunction with Dr Eliane Karsaklian from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) as part of doctorate research. 







Italian Festival on the Great South East May 2016

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