2009 Italian Week

Message from founder and creator of the Italian Week


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


Messages from Authorities

Dott. Francesco Capecchi, Message from the Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT

H.E. MR. Gian Ludovico DE MARTINO di MONTEGIORDANO, Message from The Ambassador of Italy in Australia

Tony Piccolo MP, Member of the Economic and Finance Committee

Nino Randazzo, Italian Australian Politician

Concetta Anna Fierravanti-Wells, Member of Australian Senate for the state of New South Wales


Letters of Support/Collaboration


Letter of ‘Benvenuto’ from the Consul of Italy for Queensland and NT, Dott. Francesco Capecchi

Letter of ‘Benvenuto’ from The Ambassador of Italy in Australia, H.E. MR. Gian Ludovico DE MARTINO di MONTEGIORDANO

Letter from Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland


Theme for 2009


Festa della Repubblica


Italian Week 2009 Sponsors and Partners


Media and Communication Partners

New Realm Media

Like many entrepreneurs of the mid 1990’s, the founders, of New Realm Media saw the Internet as a way of reaching an audience that was seldom dreamed of.

Alessandro Sorbello productions

Brisbane News

Brisbane News has been delivering a quality magazine to Brisbane’s affluent suburb for seventeen years.


OurBrisbane.com.au is a unique, Brisbane-based website which provides up-to-date local information that enriches the experience of people who live in and visit the city.

4MBS Classic FM 4MBS Classic FM: One of Australia’s premier classical radio stations, 4MBS Classic FM has been broadcasting for 30 years and has received many awards.


Institutional Partner

The Consulate of Italy for Queensland and Northern Territory

The Pellegrino Scholarship

Treasury Casino and Hotel

Brisbane Marketing

Queen Street Mall Association

Opera Queensland

The Queensland Orchestra

Metropolitan South Institute of Tafe


Italian Fashion Week Partners

Elio Moda

Tamblyn Models



Associazione Toscani nel Mondo

INAS Australia

Brisbane City Football Club




Tastes of Italy Sponsors

Di Bella Coffee


Angelo’s Fresh Pasta Products

Dolci Sapori

Euro Foods Qld

Peroni Leggera



Cortina Restaurant

Spizzico Café Ristorante

Bella Cosi

Cosi Ristorante Italiano


Arrivederci Pizzeria






Italian Week inteview filmed at Westpac Bank

Fatima Scialdone on QCTV

Rai International Italian Week 2009 on Rai International

Radio 4BC Alessandro Sorbello interview on Radio 4BC

Interview with Cosimo Ranconi


Print Media – Newspapers

Ourbrisbane.com Italian Festival Program in Ourbrisbane.com

Great South East What’s on – Italian Week

Courier Mail

Brisbane Times

B Mag

Sunday Mail

News Italia Press

Quest News

Brisbane News

Queen Street Mall What’s on

La Fiamma



Other Media


Photo Gallery

Highlights of Italian Week 2009

Media Highlights


Posters and promotional material



Italian Week 2009 Program

Italian Fashion Week Poster



Italian Week Flyer


Program of events Full Program


4.1 Calendar of events ALSO PRINTED VERSION

Italian Week Events – English Version




Media Launch at Marca Restaurant

Italian influenced casual dining restaurant offers licensed, family friendly dining and authentic Italian touches to our food and customer service.


Fatima Scialdone

“Well, my real passion, my dream was the theatre. Hence, my first step was to take and pass the entry exam at the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica S. D’Amico in Rome.


La Traviata: Verdi, Opera Queensland

La traviata retains a special place in the hearts of opera lovers. The tragic plight of Violetta Valéry, the beautiful Parisian courtesan who sacrificed her love for Alfredo when morally blackmailed by his father, drew from Verdi some of his most poignant and memorable melodies.


Sophie Apps

Sophie Apps started learning the violin at the age of 5 and is now 12 years old and studies violin with John Curro.


Highlights of Romeo and Juliet

The original story is set in medieval Verona where two houses dominate in the power struggle for this town; the Montagues and the Capulets.

They are sworn enemies.


Dinner from Lucca

Sponsored by the Tuscan Acssociation together with the restaurant owners/chefs Vittorio & Barbara Greco and will feature authentic dishes from the provincial city of Lucca.


L’Aperitivo at Bella Così

L’Aperitivo is a social event which is well established throughout Italy. From Milano to Mornreale L’Aperitivo is an opportunity to get together in chic venues and enjoy pre-dinner drinks such as il Pirlo, lo Spritz, il Campari, il Rossini and San Pellegrino, accompanied by a selection of antipasto dishes, and other Italian specialities such as Bruschetta Sardelle, Goats Cheese and Basil Gnocci together with various dishes including Frittata of roasted peppers, pecorino & rocket and Ravioli.


Jan Powers “Il Mercato” Italian Market

Local foodie Jan Power transforms her famous Farmers Markets in the centre of Brisbane City at the top of the Queen Street Mall, Reddacliff Place. Experience the Italian expression of freshest fruit, crispest vegetables and leanest cuts of meat right here in the city.


Italian Week Cup

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


Barista Course at Di Bella

If you are a coffee enthusiast and want to learn more Di Bella Coffee will be running “The ultimate coffee experience” coffee appreciation courses. The course is suitable for hospitality workers, café owners, coffee aficionados and the general public.


Italian Fashon Week

Fashion Parade Queen Street Mall featuring multi award winning Elio Moda and a host of leading Italian Designers and Italian Inspired designs.


Co.As.It. Annual Italian Week Ball – La Dolce Vita

Join the Italian Ambassador and The Consol of Italy for a Black Tie Ball.


Pasta and gelato tastings at Angelo’s Fresh Pasta

Come and share an Italian experience at Angelo’s market day and celebrate our passion of Italian culture & food.


Queen Street Concerts

Zosia Kilmartin

Alex Ranieri

Dominique Fegan

Raffaele Pierno

The Three Tenori

Marco Evans

Paolo Diotti

Lisa Hunt


The Three Tenors

Inspired by Pavarotti, our three tenors provide a show that is full of joy and light-heartedness which will touch you with its emotion and generosity.


Vivaldi’s Four Season

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons is unmistakably Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous work. Obviously, out of 500 composed concertos, one of them is bound to be a hit.


Italian Waiters Race

The waiters’ race, or Corsa dei Camerieri in Italian, an annual event during Italian Week features waiters and waitresses mostly from Italian restaurants competing from the title of Queensland Fastest Camerieri.


Exhibitions at the Westpac Bank

Explore the mind of the greatest genius of all time at The Leonardo Da Vinci Machines Exhibition which opens in South Bank, Brisbane June 6th 2009.


Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor (1955) A world-renowned artist and sculptor, is well known for his elaborate sculpted and hand coloured leather masks.


Italian Motor Expo

Lovers of Italian design and motor enthusiasts alike will find no better place to get their motors running than at The Treasury Casino Italian Motor Expo on Sunday the 30th of May.


‘Night in Sardinia’

A Night in Sardinia in conjunction with Angelo’s Fresh Pasta at Cosi Ristorante Italiano 699a Sandgate Road Clayfield


Book Launch and Sicilian Dinner at Spizzico Restaurant

Everything is good. The sun is out, the lemon in my palm is intoxicating, my stomach is full of spaghetti and eggplant and everyone I love is living happily within calling distance of each other.


Gusto da Gianni

Gusto Da Gianni will offer to anyone who shows the QUIET CHAOS (Caos Calmo) movie ticket during Italian Week, a 20% discount on our food.


Italian Films during month of May 2009

Quiet Chaos



Jaider de Oliveira

Jaider de Oliveira, was born in Brazil but now he is an Aussie living in Brisbane.


La Dolce vita on the Mall

Music – DJ/Musician (Italian Australians) – playing a mix of Italian contemporary songs and some energetic commercial world renowned songs.


End of project report

Sequel Communication report 2009