Italian festival to be held in Ettalong
The eighth annual Central Coast Italian Festival will be held in Ettalong on April 29 and 30.
A plethora of stalls fill will fill the Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort's piazzas with home-cooked Italian foods including pasta, piadina and pizza, cannoli, crostoli and cucidati.
The festival is promoted as an opportunity to experience Italian culture, sample Italian wines and beer and taste some of the best Italian cuisine out of Italy.
An Italian art and photography display by Pepe will be held on the grand staircase in Piazza Giulietta.
A collection of Italian cars will line up for viewing.
Italian fashion, jewellery and accessories can be found amongst the stalls.
Ettalong artist Mr Simon Sewell will be on site with paintbrush in hand, adding to the collection of Italian Renaissance art found throughout the resort.
Italian singers George Vumbaca and Sam Pellegrino intend to get the crowd up and dancing.
Activities for the children include pasta jewellery, venetian mask making, Punch and Judy and Pinocchio Puppet Shows, and patting Benny the donkey and the Italian breed of Maremma dogs.
Competitions will beheld to eat gelato or devour pasta in record time.
Built by an Italian family, the resort contains a boutique motel, the Cinema Paradiso complex with six theatres decorated in Italian and Art Deco themes and European-style village shops in The Galleria.
Quirky shops offer a variety of art, timber furniture, home decor and hardware, antiques and collectibles, fresh flowers, an unusual range of spices, unique and exotic women's clothing, children's wear and even bowls gear.
Media release, 29 Mar 2017
Alexandra Quinn, Central Coast Italian Festival