Festa Italia 2016

19th – 26th June

(Click here to download the official leaflet)

Sunday 19th June
12PM to 6PM – Manchester City Centre

(further details on http://manchesterday.co.uk)


Don’t miss MANCHESTER DAY – EUREKA! and the Italian section at the MANCHESTER DAY PARADE where C.D.L.C.I. (Centro Diffusione Lingua e Cultura Italiana ‘Leonardo da Vinci) and the Società Dante Alighieri Manchester will celebrate the genius of Leonardo da Vinci – inventor, engineer, painter and so much more.

…and don’t forget to look out for the Flag Throwers ‘SBANDIERATORI’ of Combusta Revixi from Corinaldo, Italy!

Tuesday 21 June, 6.30pm
Movie “Montalbano:   
La gita a Tindari / Excursion to Tindari”
(Italian with English subtitles)

The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street, M2 3HY Manchester


Introduction by Silvana Serra – Q&A session to follow

With Excursion to Tindari we go back to the beginning of the UK television phenomenon born after Andrea Camilleri’s detective stories centred on Inspector Montalbano’s investigations.
Excursion to Tindari was the first episode to be aired by BBC on December 2008. By identifying the peculiarities of Camilleri’s fictional characters we will trace the worldwide long-lasting curiosity and appreciation surrounding his work.

The screening will be followed by ‘arancini & vino’ (one of the famous arancini of Montalbano and a glass of Sicilian wine)

Prices: £4 members of Portico and Dante
£5 non-members / £3 students and unemployed

Booking required: Library tel. 0161 2366785
events@theportico.org.uk or dante@newfuture.org

Wednesday 22 June
APERITALIA wine tasting (Trentino)
Veeno – The Italian Wine Café, 14 Brazennose Street, M2 6LW (just off Albert Square)


Enjoy 2 glasses of wines from the Trentino region paired with typical & authentic Italian spuntini for just £9.90pp anytime after 5pm.

Advanced booking is highly recommended
Tel.: 0161 839 6742

Friday 24 June
Italian Beer promotion
Veeno – The Italian Wine Café, 14 Brazennose Street, M2 6LW (just off Albert Square)

Bar Beer

15% OFF BEER if you mention ‘Festa Italia’ when paying the bill!

Beers: Menabrea, Amacord Ama, Isaac, Reale, Peroni, Moretti.

Friday 24 June – 6PM to 7PM
Learn Italian Taster Class
DOM’s, 40-42 Deansgate, Manchester M3 1RH


Planning to visit one of the beautiful Italian touristic destinations? Or simply interested in learning a new language? Come along for a FREE taster session of Italian language!

Just buy yourself a drink at the bar and join us!

Sunday 26 June 7.30PM
Concert: Una Notte in Italia
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester M2 1NL


Henry Ngan, tenor
Jacek Serafin, piano

Drinks and nibbles will be offered at the end of the evening.

Free admission

Advanced booking is preferred. Please send us an email to dante@newfuture.org

5 to 8PM all week

Veeno – The Italian Wine Café, 14 Brazennose Street, M2 6LW (just off Albert Square)



A mini platter of complimentary spuntini with each drink between 5-8PM


On Saturday 18 June our Flag Throwers ‘SBANDIERATORI’ will perform in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales’ village of Grassington for their annual Festival.
Don’t miss to attend should you be in the area!

Contacts: dante@newfuture.org