Join us at the festival piazza on Cathedral Gardens and enjoy the best of Italian Food, Drink and Live Music.
From artisan produce to authentic Italian street food expect the very best from a great range of local Italian restaurants and brands selling all things Italian for you to enjoy.
There'll be plenty of Italian tipples on offer too...
Aperol Spritz Bar
Turning a whole corner of the Festa orange! Italy’s most famous recent cocktail export, the Aperol Spritz, will be served up in abundance
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
Birrificio Angelo Poretti will be bringing its craft Italian beers served from its Airstream Bar.
The Festival Bar
Our very own festival bar will be serving up all the Italian drink you could wish for at the festival!
The whole Festa will play to the soundtrack of magnificent Italian musicians – Some of whom will be visiting Manchester from Italy especially for the Festa.
Compagnia Sole Luna
Carmela Sereno Hayes will be hosting 'Carmela's Kitchen' across the entire weekend, with free drop in sessions on the hour, every hour teaching pasta loving adults and kids alike how to make the perfect (and most beautiful!) pasta.
Let’s Grow Allotment
Brought to you by Ben Faulks, the co-creator and presenter of the award winning CBeebies brand, ‘Mr Bloom's Nursery’, Let’s Grow Allotment delivers a truly unique experience by combining the core themes of Mr Bloom's Nursery with the shows of Ben's theatre company ‘Plunge Bloom’. Championing nature, nurture, wellbeing, and imaginative play, with a deftness of touch that leaves an indelible impression upon audiences of all ages.