April 2011-YBOR FLASH- 14th Annual Festa Italiana

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14th Annual Festa Italiana
A Taste of Italy in the Heart of Ybor City !

The festivities kick-off with Wines of Italy on Thursday, April 14th.  Join Festa Italiana for a unique tasting experience, featuring over seventy wines from different regions of Italy and Italian Antipasti and Desserts sponsored by Maggiano's!  The Italian Club of Tampa hosts this special evening and the event serves to benefit the Italian Club Restoration Fund.  On Friday, April 15th, Cinema Italiana will present the Italian film "Focaccia Blues" directed by Nico Cirasola at 7pm in the Italian Club Theater.  Admission is free.

 Continuing on Saturday, April 16th, Festa Italiana hosts a free day of festivities for the entire family to enjoy, including the annual Bolla Bocce Ball Invitational in Centennial Park, an assortment of Italian food and the Italian Idol Competition!  The Saturday Fresh Market will also be in full-swing!  Think Italian and think food, entertainment and music for all to enjoy!



Festa Italiana's 14th Annual Event takes place on Sunday, April 17th when Centennial Park and Historic Ybor City host a true taste of Italy!  Over thirty-five Tampa Bay area restaurants and caterers present flavorful specialties and you'll also want to enjoy the flavor of the Grape Stomping presentation - you'll even have a chance to participate in the stomping excitement! Enjoy cooking demonstrations, children's activities, live entertainment with Sonny Garaci and Dennis Tufano and so much more!



  All proceeds benefit the Italian Club Restoration Fund.  For more information, please visit our website at www.festaitalianatampa.com.

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