The Melbourne Italian Festa is making a triumphant return in 2023, and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever!

This highly anticipated event, embraced by the Italian-Australian community and culture enthusiasts alike, promises a magical gathering to celebrate the rich tapestry of Italian heritage in Australia.

On Sunday, the Melbourne Italian Festa will take centre stage at the iconic Royal Exhibition Building and Museum Plaza.

This significant change of venue from the historical Piazza Italia sets the stage for an unforgettable experience.

The Museum Plaza will be transformed into a lively Italian piazza, featuring a grand stage and over 35 booths offering a diverse array of delectable Italian specialties. Guests can savour these dishes comfortably at small tables with charming umbrellas, all while enjoying captivating performances from the main stage.

The Santa Lucia market awaits with an array of gifts, books, and various items. There will also be three collective art exhibitions showcasing the works of talented Italian artists living in Victoria:

Michelangelo Russo

Oz Muhlener

Domenico De Clario

Marina Strocchi

Eolo Paul Bottaro

The Melbourne Italian Festa 2023 promises a wide range of experiences, including but not limited to:

- Street food

- Food experiences

- Puopolo Salumi box experience

- Cocktails and drinks

- Beer

- Coffee

- Gelato

- Cannoli & other Sweets

- Art exhibitions with six Italian talented artists

- Fashion and design displays

- Live music

- Live entertainment

- Roving bands

- Kids amusements

- Cooking demonstrations

- Wine tasting

- VIP Degustation Experience

- Christmas Market

- Panettone Fair

- Community Centre

- Il Globo TV studio live


Organised by: CO.AS.IT. Italian Assistance Association

Thanks to:

- State Government Victoria (Partner)

- City of Melbourne (Partner)

- Museums Victoria (Main Sponsor)

- Il Globo TV (Naming Sponsor)

Sponsors and contributors:

- Puopolo Artisan Salumi

- Birra Viola

- Carlton Inc

- WitCare Hub

- COMITES Victoria and Tasmania

- IIC Italian Institute of Culture Melbourne

- ICCI Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Melbourne

Institutional Support: Consulate General of Italy for Victoria and Tasmania

We look forward to seeing you there!