Festa Italiana is Maurizio Cecco’s brainchild!

He is the owner of Salvi’s- a highly respected and well-known family run Neapolitan restaurant business that has been operating in Manchester for over 10 years.

7 years ago, when Maurizio decided he wanted to bring the large Italian community of Manchester together, he did just that! This crazy idea has grown in success year on year and Maurizio intends to continue to show Manchester what the Italians have to offer.

Inspired by Manchester’s Italian heritage, as well as the traditional festivals over in Italy, the Festa is all about the community coming together to socialise and enjoy food, drinks and listen to live music.

Last year 40,000 people descended upon the Festival Piazza on Cathedral Gardens and this year is all set to be bigger and better than ever before. 

To be Italian means being proud of where you come from, and Festa Italiana is Maurizio’s love letter to home.



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