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Celebrating our Italian community

FEDERAL Street in North Hobart was recently transformed into “Little Italy” with a celebration of vibrant and traditional food, entertainment and culture.
This year’s annual Festa Italia hosted a wide range of activities for families and children, with around 50 of the best cooks in the Hobart Italian community preparing a Mediterranean feast to delight the taste buds.
Shadow Minister for Community Development Elise Archer MP said pizza, pasta, seafood, sausages, gelato and coffee were all in high demand.
“There was so much to do at Festa Italia. Mama Rosa entertained the large crowd, Italian cars were on display in the street, the regions of Italy and their history were shown off and several gladiators were available for photos with patrons,” she said.
“I make sure that I attend Festa Italia every year and it has easily become one of the most iconic events during Hobart’s summer festival period.
“The Italian community and organising committee, chaired by Michael Pace, are to be congratulated for once again putting on a fantastic event, which just gets better every year.
“Festa Italia brings together the food, entertainment and family-friendly environment of our Australian-Italian friends for all Tasmanians to experience.”

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