2008 Italian Week

Message from founder and creator of the Italian Week

Cav. Alessandro Sorbello, Founder and Creator of the Italian Week

Messages from Authorities

H.E. MR. Gian Ludovico DE MARTINO di MONTEGIORDANO, The Italian Ambassador to Australia

Dott. Francesco Capecchi, Consul of Italy for Queensland and the North Territory

The Hon. Grace Grace MP, Labor State Member for Brisbane Central

Partners and sponsors

The Consulate of Italy for Queensland and Northern Territory

The Pellegrino Scholarship

Dante Alighieri Society

Viale Canova

Dolci Sapori




Promotional material



Program of Events Full Program



The Ultimate Coffee Experience

Traditional Cupping – This 2 hour course will begin will a full detailed factory tour where you will learn about coffee right from crop to cup giving you ‘ The Ultimate Coffee Experience’.

Barista Skills

We will the move into the training room to put all this knowledge where it counts, through the coffee machine!

Architecture- Association Toscani nel Mondo

The Association Toscani nel Mondo del QLD and NT will organize a conference by Arch. Alessandro Barocchi on the subject: “Firenze, capoluogo della Toscana, genesi d’una città dall’eta’ romana ad oggi”.

Literary evening with Susan Parisi presenting “Blood of Dreams”

A Canadian-Australian, Susan Parisi’s long standing love affair with the Italian culture began when she married an Italian-Australian and was immediately swept up in the passion and love-of-life of a large Italianfamily.

Italian Week Cup

As part of Italian Week 2008 celebrations, Brisbane City Football Club ‘Azzurri’ at Spencer Park Newmarket, will stage a tournament of ‘Calcetto’ 5-a-side Football.

An Encounter with Gioacchino Rossini

As part of its 2008 season Opera Queensland presents ‘The Barber of Seville’.

Sebastian Di Mauro – Art Exhibition and Presentation

In conjunction with the QUT Art Museum Art exhibition and discussion featuring Sebastian Di Mauro, a significant Australian contemporary. His work was featured in the first National Gallery Sculpture Prize at the National Gallery and has been selected for every major sculpture prize in Australia.

Italian Style Down Under/Fashion

Elio Marzullo and Bruce Tully. Italian Born Elio Marzullo of fashion house Elio Moda and Bruce Tully from Depazzi will discuss the influence of Italian design on their respective practices.

Italian Food and Wine at Sirianni’s Fine Foods at the Emporium

Hosted by Sirianni Fine Foods and featuring wine tastings from Ballandean Estates Wines. Showcasing Italian producers, Sirianni’s Fine Foods brings together as selection of Italian food and beverage suppliers to offer exhibitions and tastings.

Rosario La Spina Puccini Spectacular St John’s Cathedral

Internationally renowned artist born in Brisbane Italian/Australian Tenor with experiences at ‘La Scala di Milano’ Rosario La Spina recreates the power and passion of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini as we mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Music Concert at Suncorp Piazza

Enza Pantano

Peter Cupples

Alex Ranieri

Opera Queensland

Frank Paolino

Anna Maria La Spina

Shandell Tosoni winner of The Pellegrino Scolarship

Fashion at Suncorp Piazza by Elio Moda

Italian Motor Expo

Southbank Parklands on in Little Stanley Street, the Italian Motor Vehicle Clubs will showcase Classic and contemporary Italian Motor Vehicles.

La Dolce Vita

In keeping with last year’s event to celebrate the Official Italian Week, La Dolce Vita has organised an evening of live music and entertainment for the ‘Festa della Repubblica’.

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