Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
Join this small group tour and immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Italian Week in the News

Italian Food and Wine Tastings. Brisbane Queensland Showcasing Italian producers, Sirianni’s Fine Foods brings together as selection of Italian food and beverage suppliers to offer exhibitions and tastings.

The world of the Italian music doesn’t usually come up in Brisbane’s music scene, but with the help of Italian week 2008, Brisbane is about to discover a whole new music world.
Italian week 2008 will be from the 26th of May to the 1st of June. The weeklong affair will encompass all things Italian, including an impressive line-up of performances from brilliant artist’s

Designer DePazzi presented by Alessandro Sorbello Productions Bruce Tully Fashion Designer will feature as part of Italian Week 2008 in Brisbane Italian Festival is produced by Alessandro Sorbello for the Italian Consulate.

Brisbane residents will be afforded the opportunity to enjoy a parade from locally created, nationally celebrated fashion powerhouse Elio Moda as Italian Week wraps up at the Suncorp Piazza.

The highlight of Italian Week 2008 is undoubtedly the Italian Week Concert at Suncorp Piazza with music lovers invited to a delightful afternoon of performances. Anna-Maria La Spina, the gifted singer-songwriter who sold over 20 million copies of her Savage Garden album, will join a host of Italian artists to mark the occasion.

Italian Week is designed to promote and celebrate Italian culture, artistry and lifestyle. Be a part of a thrilling, amazing, entertaining and above all mystifying adventure through Italy, with food and wine exhibitions, music, fashion parades and dance, the festival is fun for all ages.

TRUE blue country girl Shandell Tosoni may sing country music and ride horses on the Gold Coast, but if she goes to Italy, the songstress will tackle the undulating notes of jazz. She is one of two finalists up for the Pellegrino Scholarship, which will be awarded this weekend at the finale of Italian Week in Brisbane. Originally from Dimbulah in far north Queensland, the 21-year-old is currently writing songs for her debut album while working at Outback Spectacular.

No lire to fly to Rome or Milan? No problem - it is possible to have an authentic Italian experience in Brisbane, if you just know where to go. La Dolce Vita Restaurant at Park Road is the unofficial Italian heart of Brisbane and a good place to start your tour of Brisbane Italian-Style with l’espresso.

ALL things Italian – food, wine, rich culture, music, literature, history, sport, design, cinema and cars – will be celebrated during Italian Week starting on Monday (May 26). Next Sunday the Italian Motor Vehicle Clubs will showcase more than 70 classic and contemporary Italian cars, bikes and scooters, such as Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ducati, Maserati and Lamborghini in Little Stanley St, Brisbane. Entry is free. Visit:,23739,23740972-5010760,00.html

Bellissimo motors at the Italian Motor Expo for Italian Week this Sunday, noon-4pm, in Brisbane's South Bank Parklands. The Italian Motor Vehicle Club will showcase classic and contemporary Italian vehicles, including Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Ducati, Maserati and Lamborghini, plus a range of vehicles from private collections, dealers and distributors.,23739,22955278-30597,00.html

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