Imagine piazzas where locals could take a leisurely stroll in open areas on summer evenings. Or beautiful giant archways, like you see in Rome or Milan. Or statues outside buildings, like in Florence.
The Italian living legend has never been to Vancouver in a career that spans an incredible half-century, but like a true professional he understands how to win over an audience.
If it’s June in Vancouver, it’s time to break out the green, white, and red.
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You’ll be able to try everything from pizzette montanare (miniature fried pizza) to granita al caffè (iced espresso slushie) at the alfresco event.
The designer, who looks to Italy for inspiration and fabrics, hits Commercial Drive for a runway show on Sunday (June 10).
From DJs to rock bands to traditional artists to opera singers, here’s a list of who’s playing and when.
Wine Beer & Spirits
This Sunday’s (June 10) Italian Day on Commercial Drive and is going all-in on Italy for its wine selection throughout the day’s festivities.
As an Italian proverb says, A tavola non si invecchia: “At the table, one does not age.”
Here's where to shop the next time you're strolling through Vancouver's Little Italy.
Brunella Gaudio, executive director for the Italian Day festival, tells council that the festival is an “embracing event”.
It's hard to conceive what Vancouver would be like if there had never been any immigration to Canada from Italy.