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  • Three Italians in the King Valley

    As part of the High Country Harvest Festival, Pizzini Wines in Victoria’s picturesque King Valley will host a special event on 6 May combining Italian food, wine and opera. Read More...

  • Melbourne Tomato Festival paints the town red

    In celebration of the treasured annual tradition of making homemade passata, the Melbourne Tomato Festival returns for its third rendition. This year, the event will be held on Sunday 19 March at a new venue, the All Nations Park in Northcote. Read More...

  • South Australia’s cream of the crop

    Bringing together 180 producers from all over South Australia, Cellar Door Fest will make its return from 24-26 February 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Read More...

  • Zucchero returns to Australia

    Abstract Entertainment has announced that Italian singing superstar, Zucchero, will return down under for an Australian tour in late May 2017, bringing his acclaimed Black Cat World Tour to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Read More...

  • Playing it cool in the Adelaide Hills

    A celebration of the Adelaide Hills wine region, Crush Festival will feature over 30 wineries hosting an exciting mix of events and experiences centred around food and wine. Read More...

  • Christmas carols at the Veneto Club

    The Veneto Club in Melbourne will host its annual Christmas carols, ‘Una Notte Sotto Le Stelle’, on Christmas Eve. Read More...

  • Modi apples make a return

    Grown in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley, the Modi Apple, which has roots in Ferrara, will make a return to supermarket shelves for an extended season in 2017. Read More...

  • Sydney Seafood Marathon

    A 36-Hour Seafood Marathon will return to Sydney Fish Market from 5am on Friday 23 December through to 5pm on Saturday 24 December, in preparation for Christmas. Read More...

  • Entries open for Australian Food Awards

    Entries for the Australian Food Awards (AFA) program are now open for 2017. The annual awards aim to celebrate excellence and recognise the best producers of premium food from across the country. Read More...

  • ‘Atelier of light and memory’ art exhibition

    Artist Giuseppe Modica will come to Australia for the first time for two parallel exhibitions to be held at the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney and at the Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Canberra. Read More...

  • Rimini’s sweetest exhibition

    The 38th edition of the Sigep International Exhibition for the artisan production of Gelato, Pastry, Bakery Products and Coffee will be held in the city of Rimini in Italy’s north from 21-25 January 2017. It will run simultaneously with the biennial AB Tech Expo, which brings together the entire bakery sector. Read More...

  • Co.As.It. Melbourne unveils new mural

    World-renowned street artist Alice Pasquini has painted an enormous mural titled ‘Per l’Australia’ on one of the external walls of Co.As.It Melbourne, which will be unveiled for the first time on Friday 18 October. Read More...

  • The Festival of Nonna hits Sydney

    Sandhurst Fine Foods has teamed up with some of Sydney’s celebrity chefs to create the Festival of Nonna, which will run for two weeks, from 17-27 November at 107 Projects in the Sydney suburb of Redfern. Read More...

  • Italian weekend in the High Country

    The annual La Dolce Vita Wine and Food Festival, presented by Wines of the King Valley, will be held on 19-20 November 2016, with a series of events hosted by 11 participating wineries. Read More...

  • Celebrating ‘extraordinary’ flavours of Italy

    The inaugural edition of The Extraordinary Italian Taste: Italian Cuisine Week will be held from 21-27 November 2016, with various events due to take place around the world, including several that have been confirmed for Australia. Read More...

  • Amatrice fundraising dinner at Merchant Osteria

    Merchant Osteria in Melbourne will bring together four renowned chefs for a fundraising dinner on Monday 14 November, in support of those affected by the recent Amatrice earthquake. Read More...

  • ‘Magna Grecia’ music event

    As part of Melbourne Music Week, Museo Italiano and the Hellenic Museum will present a fusion of Medierranean rhythms with ‘Magna Grecia’, on Saturday 12 November. Read More...

  • Parmigiano Reggiano at Good Food Month

    As the event’s exclusive cheese partner, Parmigiano Reggiano will feature at Good Food Month’s Spring Socials on 30 October in Sydney and 26 November in Melbourne. Read More...

  • Bon Fromage cheese festival

    A 10-day cheese extravaganza is coming to Melbourne, with the Bon Fromage cheese festival set to take over Faraday Lane in Carlton from 10-20 November. Read More...

  • 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards winners

    At the 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA), the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy was presented to Western Australia’s Deep Woods Estate 2014 Reserve. Read More...

  • S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016 revealed

    Following an impressive final round and Grand Finale event in Milan, Mitch Leinhard of the United States has been crowned the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, after competing against 20 finalists from around the globe. Read More...

  • Multicultural Museums Cook Off

    The Carlton Italian Festa, being held on Sunday 23 October, will play host to the second annual Multicultural Museums Cook Off. Read More...

  • Chocolate pasta for World Pasta Day

    In celebration of World Pasta Day on 25 October, owner of Melbourne’s Gradi group of restaurants, Johnny Di Francesco, has created a three-course pasta-only menu featuring a chocolate pasta dessert, which will be available for one day only. Read More...

  • Veneto Club raises $37K for Doncare

    The Veneto Club in Melbourne has raised over $37,000 for the charity Doncare through its 2016 Blush series of events, which culminated in the annual Blush Gala Ball earlier this month. Read More...

  • Sydney Italian Festival begins

    Organised by the Italian Trade Agency, the 2016 edition of the Sydney Italian Festival will run from 12-30 October, with an exciting calendar of events being held across the city. Read More...

  • 2016 Melbourne Salami Festa champions revealed

    Team Saddleback was revealed as the new salami champion during the fifth annual Melbourne Salami Festa, held on 9 October 2016 at the Northcote Town Hall. Read More...

  • World’s top street buskers down under

    As part of Toyota’s ‘Feeling the Street’ competition, 19-year-old pianist Thomas Cheval, from Ferrara in Italy, has been selected as one of six finalists who have been invited to busk in Sydney’s CBD from 7-16 October. Read More...

  • Sicilian puppet theatre comes to Australia

    Maestro Mimmo Cuticchio and his theatre company Associazione Figli d’Arte Cuticchio from Palermo in Sicily, will bring the Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani (Sicilian Puppet Theatre) to Australia for the very first time during October 2016. Read More...

  • Chrismont Wines wins building design award

    Chrismont Wines has been awarded the coveted National Building Design of the Year Award 2016 for its new cellar door, restaurant and larder, which was opened in October 2015. Read More...

  • Italian contribution to Australian fashion

    The Italian Historical Society & Museo Italiano at Co.As.It. have joined Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2016, presented by the City of Melbourne, to celebrate the diversity of fashion, design and culture. Read More...

  • Aeolian genealogy seminar

    The Immigration Museum will host the Società Isole Eolie’s second Aeolian Genealogy Seminar on 23 October, ahead of the closing of the exhibition, 'From Volcanoes We Sailed: Connecting Aeolian Generations', which is currently on show at the museum’s Community Gallery. Read More...

  • Melbourne pizzaiolo crowned World Pizza Champion

    Co-owner and pizzaiolo at Zero 95, Andrea Cozzolino, has been crowned World Pizza Champion 2016 at the coveted Caputo Cup held in Naples earlier this month. Read More...

  • Sydney’s Blessing of the Fleet

    Sydney Fish Market will host a fun-filled Italian-themed celebration for the annual Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday 25 September 2016. Read More...

  • Veneto Club Blush Ball

    The Veneto Club’s annual Blush Gala Ball will be held on Friday 7 October, with the aim of raising funds for Doncare, which provides support to families, the aged, youth and disadvantaged in the City of Manningham and surrounding areas. Read More...

  • Supporting Australian farmers

    Landcare Australia has teamed up with Inspired Adventures to create the seven-day ‘Trek for Aussie Farmers’, with the goal of raising $30,000 to support the future of local farmers. Read More...

  • Osteria Francescana chef comes to Sydney

    Sydney Seafood School has announced that sous chef of Osteria Francescana, Kondo Takahiko, will take part in a seafood masterclass on 14 January with renowned local chef Alessandro Pavoni from Ormeggio at The Spit. Read More...

  • Espresso Martini Festival

    The inaugural espresso martini festival will be held at Melbourne’s Meat Market on Saturday 5 November 2016 in celebration of the popular caffeinated cocktail. Read More...

  • Bolle Italia Sparkling Wine Festival

    The inaugural Bolle Italia Italian Sparkling Wine Festival will be held in Sydney on 9-10 October 2016, showcasing more than 100 premium sparkling wines from all over Italy, that reflect their region’s distinct terrain. Read More...

  • Italian opera event in Adelaide

    Adelaide Carnevale’s 40th anniversary celebrations will continue, with an opera event – Operativo II: Italian Opera Gems – to be held at Elder Hall in North Terrace on Sunday 30 October. Read More...

  • Bocuse d’Or Australian Selection

    Philippe Mouchel, President Bocuse d’Or Australia, has announced that the next Australian Selection contest will be held at Foodservice Australia in Melbourne 2017. Read More...

  • Australian Food Awards winners

    Winners of the 2016 Australian Food Awards (AFA) have been presented to some of Australia’s finest producers during a special presentation dinner, with 13 Champion Trophies awarded. Read More...

  • ‘A Flower on The Lips’ stage performance

    As part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2016, which runs through the month of September, a stage performance about World War I Italy called 'A Flower on The Lips' will be performed on stage. Read More...

  • Floral celebration of spring

    Green thumbs and lovers of springtime blooms are in for a treat with the next edition of Floriade, with over a million flowers set to create a colourful display at Canberra’s Commonwealth Park from 17 September to 16 October 2016. Read More...

  • Italian brands at Fine Food Australia

    Following successful involvement at previous editions, the Italian Trade Agency will again take part at the industry trade event Fine Food Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 12-15 September 2016. Read More...

  • Basile Imports brings a slice of Italy

    As part of Fine Food Australia, the country’s leading trade exhibition for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries, Basile Imports has announced an exciting lineup that will be featured on the brand’s stand. Read More...

  • That’s Amore Cheese celebration

    To mark its first birthday, the That’s Amore Cheese retail outlet in the Melbourne suburb of Thomastown will be hosting a special celebration on Saturday 10 September. Read More...

  • Wine & Cheese Fest returns

    The third edition of Wine & Cheese Fest returns to Seaworks in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Williamstown on Sunday 23 October from 11am-6pm. Read More...

  • Melbourne Salami Festa tickets now on sale

    Tickets to the fifth edition of the Melbourne Salami Festa, to be held at Northcote Town Hall from 8-9 October, are now on sale. Read More...

  • ‘Immuro: City Skin’ exhibition

    The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Sydney will host the ‘Immuro: City Skin’ exhibition by Italian photographer and designer Riccardo Coppetta from 22-29 September 2016. Read More...

  • 99-cheese pizza returns

    In celebration of National Pizza Day on 5 September, celebrated pizzaiolo and owner of Melbourne’s Gradi Group of restaurants, Johnny Di Francesco, will return his 99-cheese pizza to menus for one day only. Read More...

  • ‘Perspectives & Curioso’ art exhibition

    Artist Brian Reberger has announced his latest exhibition, ‘Perspectives & Curioso’ which will be on show from 15-22 September at Melbourne’s Steps Gallery. Read More...

  • Biggest ever edition of Fine Food Australia

    Returning to Melbourne from 12-15 September, the upcoming edition of Fine Food Australia – the nation’s premier food trade show – is set to be the biggest yet. Read More...

  • Tutto Bene awarded by RC&A

    Following its recent expansion, Southgate risotteria Tutto Bene in Melbourne has been awarded Best Italian Restaurant at the 2016 Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) Awards for Excellence, in the Victorian and Tasmanian Metro category. Read More...

  • Italian Film Festival tickets on sale now

    The 2016 Lavazza Italian Film Festival will open nationally from 13 September, showcasing some of the best of Italian cinema from the last 12 months. And, tickets are now on sale! Read More...

  • Dante Alighieri Society celebrates 120 years

    The Dante Alighieri Society in Melbourne has celebrated its 120th anniversary with a special ceremony, where current President, Dominic Barbaro, was praised for the association’s continued commitment to promoting the Italian culture and language. Read More...

  • Italian masquerade networking dinner

    European Women in Business will host the Voce Italia Networking Dinner on Wednesday 7 September at The Vincent in Albert Park, Melbourne. Read More...

  • Sparkling wine shines in Tasmania

    Effervescence Tasmania will celebrate some of the world’s finest sparkling wines when it returns to Launceston from 3-6 November 2016. Read More...

  • Three Faces of Sicily dinner

    On 5 September 2016, owner and chef of Mister Bianco, Joseph Vargetto, Alfredo La Spina from Brunswick East’s Bar Idda and cheesemaker Giorgio Linguanti from That’s Amore Cheese will come together in celebration of their beloved Sicily. Read More...

  • Veneto Prosecco shines on Mornington Peninsula

    At the recent International Cool Climate Wine Show, held at Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Sanfeletto was awarded ‘Best Italian Wine’ for its 2012 Prosecco. Read More...

  • Ferragosto’s celebration of culture

    Italian street festival, Ferragosto, will return to Five Dock, Sydney, on Sunday 21 August, for a colourful cultural celebration. Read More...

  • Italian wine and food in sydney

    The Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival will descend onto the Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 21 August, running from 11am-9pm. Read More...

  • Australia to host international olive oil competition

    The third edition of the prestigious Sol D’Oro International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition – Southern Hemisphere will be hosted in Melbourne from 5-9 September 2016. Read More...

  • Evening of opera and pizza

    As part of the La Dolce Italia festival, 400 Gradi in Essendon will host Opera@Gradi on Sunday 31 July, featuring seven pizzas paired with beers and live performances by Shanul Sharma and Rebecca Gulinello. Read More...

  • NZ chef to represent Australia Pacific in Milan

    Leslie Hottiaux from Apero Food & Wine in Auckland, New Zealand was named winner of the regional challenge for the S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition. Read More...

  • Say Cheese Festival

    Sure to please lovers of cheese, the Say Cheese Festival will return to Prahran Market on October 22, for an event that is tipped to be the biggest yet. Read More...

  • The Wine Experience in Sydney

    The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) will treat the public to some of Australia’s premier drops at The Wine Experience on Saturday 30 July, at Sydney Showground. Read More...

  • Carlton FC celebrates its Italian heritage

    The Carlton Football Club will host a special Italian-themed President’s Function at the MCG Olympic Room on Sunday 21 August. Read More...

  • S.Pellegrino Young Chef finalists revealed

    Semi-finalists for the 2016 S.Pellegrino Young Chef competition have been revealed, with ten finalists from the Pacific region to vie for their place at the grand final in Milan in mid-October. Read More...

  • Regional food celebration

    From 16-17 July, celebrity chefs, industry experts and 80 of Queensland’s top food and wine producers will converge on South Bank Parklands in Brisbane for the eighth edition of Regional Flavours. Read More...

  • Italian flavour in Ingham

    Ingham in north Queensland is set to paint the town green, white and red for the 22nd Australian Italian Festival, to be held from 6-7 August. Read More...

  • ‘Mammissima’ cooking event

    To celebrate the launch of Elisabetta Minervini’s book 'Mammissima', Barilla and IIC Sydney will host a special cooking demonstration on Tuesday 9 August to celebrate the flavours of Puglia. Read More...

  • Italian folk music seminars

    Traditional Italian musician Francesco Bufarini will host four free seminars at Co.As.It. – Museo Italiano in Melbourne to highlight the culture of Italian folk music, its sounds and its rituals. Read More...

  • New venue for Margaret River Wine Show

    Western Australia’s Wyndham Resort and Spa Dunsborough has been chosen as the new venue for the Margaret River Wine Show for the next three years. Read More...

  • Popolo’s six regions in six weeks

    Popolo Restaurant in Sydney is hosting a series of Wednesday-night dinner events, focusing on a different Italian region each week. Read More...

  • Coffee presence grows at Sigep

    Recognising the important role coffee plays at the annual Sigep trade expo in Rimini, Italy, the much-loved beverage has now been officially added to the event’s name. Read More...

  • Christmas in July luncheon

    The Co.As.It. Italian Family History Group will host its Christmas in July luncheon on Sunday 31 July at La Giara Ristorante on Norton Street in Sydney’s Leichhardt. Read More...

  • Veneto Club’s President’s Dinner

    The Veneto Club’s annual President’s Dinner was held on Friday 17 June to celebrate the end of another successful year at the club with President Louis Crema and his committee. Read More...

  • Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship winner

    Hunter Valley wine enthusiast, Alex Beckett, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Sydney Royal Wine Scholarship. Read More...

  • Bulgari exhibition at NGV

    A free exhibition dedicated to the glamour of Bulgari jewellery will open at the National Gallery of Victoria on 30 September 2016. Read More...

  • Osteria Francescana named world’s best

    Massimo Bottura’s Modena-based restaurant, Osteria Francescana, has been named The World’s Best Restaurant 2016 at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony. Read More...

  • Perth’s show of Italian food and wine

    Festival Italia Wine + Food will take over Perth Town Hall on 10-11 September to showcase the authentic flavours of Italy. Read More...

  • Sailing into History exhibition

    A new exhibition curated by Lella Cariddi and presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Co.As.It. Museo Italiano will run from 12 June until 20 August. Read More...

  • McLaren Vale sustainability program

    The Sustainable Australia Winegrowing (SAW) program, developed by South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region, has been officially launched for the 2015/2016 grape growing season. Read More...

  • Arrosticini night in Melbourne

    Joanie’s Baretto in Thornbury, together with L’Arrosticino Stick on Grill, will host a special Arrosticini Night on Friday 17 June. Read More...

  • Aperitivo nights at 400 Gradi

    400 Gradi has launched its weekly aperitivo nights at the flagship Brunswick restaurant in Melbourne, now taking place every Wednesday. Read More...

  • Truffles take centre stage

    The Canberra Region’s 2016 Truffle Festival will be held from 1 June until 31 August, with over 250 individual events taking place in honour of the rare Black Winter Truffle. Read More...

  • Exhibition at Museo Italiano

    An exhibition titled ‘Memory, Fantasy and the Healing Power of Art’ showcases the paintings and stories of local artist, Rosa Agostinelli. Read More...

  • Piedmont wine dinner

    A series of special dinner events and tastings will be held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in early June in celebration of the prestigious Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera wines of the Langhe region in Piedmont. Read More...

  • Wines on show at the Hunter Valley

    Just north of Sydney, in one of New South Wales’ most famous wine regions, the Hunter Valley Wine Festival will be held on Saturday 4 June 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley. Read More...

  • Exhibition in Venice

    An exhibition that highlights the richness of artistic production in Italy at the height of the country’s economic boom in the 1960s will be on display in Venice until 19 September 2016. Read More...

  • Adelaide Hills Montepulciano wins gold

    At the recent International Wine Challenge in London, Adelaide Hills wineries Bird in Hand and Mr. Riggs both received gold medals for their wines made from the native Italian grape, Montepulciano. Read More...

  • Masked Ball in Adelaide

    Following on from the 40th anniversary of Adelaide’s Carnevale Italian Festival earlier this year, the festivities will continue with a Masked Ball to be held on Saturday 16 July. Read More...

  • Upcoming Italian National Ball

    The 2016 Italian National Ball will be held at the Sheraton on the Park Sydney on Saturday 28 May 2016, to raise necessary funds to expand the services Co.As.It. provides to the community. Read More...

  • Lighting up Brisbane

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Italian Week, the city of Brisbane will again light up in green, white and red as part of the event's annual 'Illumination'. Read More...

  • Australia’s dairy industry recognised

    The winners of the 2016 Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s (DIAA) Australian Dairy Product Competition were announced during a gala dinner event in Melbourne, on Friday 13 May. Read More...

  • Brisbane’s Italian Week returns

    A weeklong celebration of Italian culture, Italian Week will descend onto Brisbane from 26 May, running until Italian National Day – the Festa della Repubblica – on 2 June. Read More...

  • Italian flavour in Myrtleford

    The annual La Fiera Italian festival returns to Myrtleford from 17-22 May 2016, bringing six days of Italian food, wine, cars, activities and entertainment to the country town in Victoria’s northeast. Read More...

  • Flavour kick for homemade salami

    Using Australian grown capsicums, Attilio’s Sauces and Marinades has developed a red pepper sauce designed to add a flavour kick to homemade salami. Read More...

  • Italian festival debuts in Melbourne

    Building on the success of the Sydney event, the Italian Wine+Food Festival will make its Melbourne debut on Sunday 29 May 2016, at the Royal Exhibition Building from 11am-9pm. Read More...

  • Aeolian culture at Immigration Museum

    Melbourne’s Immigration Museum is currently hosting a new exhibition that highlights the mass migration of people from the Aeolian Islands during the early 20th century, titled ‘From volcanoes we sailed: connecting Aeolian generations’. Read More...

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