An Incredible Italian Food Festival Is Coming To Manchester This Year

And it won't cost you a penny

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The city's first Italian food, drink and culture festival, Festa Italiana Manchester, will be back again this year, transforming Manchester's Cathedral Gardens into ‘Little Italy’.

Inspired by Manchester’s Italian heritage, Festa Italiana is a free event all about food, fun and community, bringing people together for three days of festivities.

Their debut festival in 2017 saw over 26,000 people show up for the event in Cathedral Gardens, and they are expecting even more this year.

The event is running from the 13th to the 15th of July, and organisers are hoping to make it an annual fixture.

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Maurizio Cecco, founder of Festa Italiana and proprietor of Salvi’s restaurants, said: "We have an amazing foundation this time on which to build. Last year we were starting from scratch, we were creating something new, and we had no idea how popular the event was going to be.  

"To see so many people come and enjoy our ‘Festa’ was staggering, and fantastic! This year we are back with SO much more for visitors to enjoy – from the live music to the number of producers involved, it’s going to be much bigger and even better - we only just got started last year!"

There's going to be live music, as well as in-depth masterclasses for all things Italian, chef demonstrations, producer’s stalls, and Italian street food.

You can find out more information here.

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