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 Offer: Aperol Spritz Bar, 2 for £12.
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
Birrificio Angelo Poretti will be bringing its craft Italian beers served from its Piageo Bar.
The Festival Bar
Our very own festival bar will be serving up all the Italian drink you could wish for at the festival!
Enjoy at taste of Italy this year at the Peroni Bar serving up their delicious range of Italian beers.
Visitors can say ‘Ciao’ to Crodino, the sophisticated, sparkling and surprisingly non-alcoholic Italian Aperitivo famous in piazzas across Italy since 1965. Festival-goers will enjoy the authentic Crodino experience and can even try their first Crodino for free.More
Peroni Outdoor Cinema
Peroni doesn’t just do drinks... this year the brew-based showstoppers will be popping up their portable cinema throughout the weekend,
complete with bean bags, deck chairs, popcorn,
Peroni on tap and themed classic movie screenings of Cinema Paradiso, Romeo and Juliet and La Dolce Vita.
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.