The full line-up for Festa Italiana Manchester - a free festival which celebrates Italian food, drink and culture - has been announced.
Taking place in Cathedral Gardens, Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July, the festival - which attracted 30,000 people in 2018 - is inspired by Mancheser's Italian heritage, as well as the traditional festivals in Italy which bring the community together to socialise over food, drinks and live music.
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Alongside drinks offering Aperol Spritz, Peroni, Zonin Prosecco, and Limoncello di Capri, there will be artisan produce and authentic Italian street food stalls from:
Rosso - Fresh pasta and traditional smoked Italianmeats from Rio Ferdinand's plush King Street restaurant
There will be a kids zone with face painting and the whole festival will play to the soundtrack of Italianmusicians.
The highlight for many though, will be the masterclasses, which this year include Italianchef, TV star and award-winning author Gennaro Contaldo; Gianfranco Lervolino, who is one of Italy's most renowned Neopolitan pizza chefs and TV stars; Carlo Molon from the Sheraton Hotel on Lake Como; Fran Scafuri from Tre Ciccio; Carmella Hayes of Carmela's Kitchen; Pasta Factory's Giulia Martinelli; Italianwine tasting from Zonin; and festival organiser Maurizio Cecco from Salvi's.