Tours of Tuscany

Tours of Tuscany
Join this small group tour and immerse yourself in the current of sensation for a week of food, wine and culture in Tuscany.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Three Tenors - Pavarotti Viva


Lisa Hunt, Marco Evans and Paoli Diotti in Brisbane for Italian Week


Lisa Hunt, Marco Evans and Paoli Diotti in Brisbane for Italian Week. An interview with Alessandro Sorbello turns the Treasury Casino into the scene of an impromptu performance.

Italian Waiters Race in Queen Street Mall

The Itallian Waiters Race as part of Italian Week 2009 held in the city heart.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Italian Fashion Week


Letter from Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland


The Queensland Orchestra performing Vivald's Four Seasons


Brisbane News Coverage of the Festa della Repubblica social pages


Italian Waiters Race Queen Street Mall

Sunday Concert Brisbane Italian Festival 2009

Vivaldi's Four Seasons featuring The Queensland Orchestra Italian Week 2009

'A Night in Sardinia' as part of Italian Week 2009 Brisbane Italian Festival

Highlights of Italian Fashion Week 2009

Italian Fashion Week Launch Brisbane Australia - Produced by Alessandro Sorbello for New Realm

Jan Powers Il Mercato

Fatima Scialdone and Elio Marzullo Shoot for the Courier Mail

Michael Taylor - Artist

Sunday, June 28, 2009

QCTV Italian Week Interview Filmed at the Westpac Bank

QCTV Italian Week Interview Filmed at the Westpac Bank, an Italian Week sponsor, Phil Di Bella, Francesco Capecchi, Fatima Scialdone, Alessandro Sorbello http://www.alessandrosorbello.com , Donagh Worner discussed the upcoming Italian Week 2009 http://www.italianweek.com.au with QCTV.

Fatima Scialdone on QCTV for Italian Week




Fatima Scialdone on QCTV in Brisbane as part of Italian Week

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Italian Week 2009 full list of Media Coverage


Italian Week Media Coverage

COURIER MAIL - That’s Amore: Elio Marzullo and Italian Diva Fatima Scialdone prepare for the launch of Italian Fashion Week on the Queen Street Mall - Officially opened by the Ambassador of Italy in Australia.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/thats-amore.html

COURIER MAIL - Viva Italian Week: Elio Marzullo of Elio Moda and Fatima Scialdone prepare for Italian Fashion Week in the Queen Street Mall, Produced by Alessandro Sorbello and opened Officially by the Ambassador of Italy.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/viva-italian-week.html

LA FIAMMA - Lisa Hunt @ Italian Week: Lisa Hunt partecipa all’Italian Week
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/la-fiamma-lisa-hunt-at-italian-week.html

NORTH WEST NEWS - Design Impress Italian fashion Week: On the heels of a string of success, a Stafford fashion designer is pinning her hopes on a glamorous creation which she hopes will make a statement at Italian fashion Week.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/designs-impress-italian-fashion-week.html
THE SUNDAY MAIL - Italian Week Opera, La Traviata: Opera goers enjoy La Traviata Presented by Opera Queensland as part of Alessandro Sorbello's production of Italian Week 2009 for the Italian Government in Queendland - La traviata retains a special place in the hearts of opera lovers.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-week-opera.html

WESTSIDE NEWS - Italian Inspiration for Class Designers: Brookfield’s Tahli Accad will showcase her Italian-inspired creations at Italian Week celebrations this weekend.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-inspiration-for-class-designers.html

SOUTH EAST ADVERTISER - Italian Inspiration Bellissimo Italian Fashion Week: The creations of Morningside fashion designer Melinda Toomey will be on show this week.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-inspirations-bellissimo-italian.html

CITY NORTH NEWS - Celebrate Italian: The wonderfully warm hospitality of the Mura family will be on display at Così Ristorante Italiano on May 31 when they treat their guests to feast of Italian fare to celebrate Italian Week celebrations with a Night in Sardinia.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/celebrate-italian.html

CITY SOUTH NEWS - Josh Subfusco at Italian Fashion Week: Italians are renowed as suave dressers with well-cut suits, handstitched boots and good looks to set off any outfit.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/josh-subfusco-at-italian-fashion-week.html

WYNNUM HERALD - Dream awaits stage Italian Fashion week: The work of Wynnum fashion students Edwina Tait, 18, and Satcey O’Keeffe, of Capalaba, will be showcased during parades to mark Italian Fashion Week celebrations.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/dream-awaits-stage-italian-fashion-week.html

REDCLIFFE AND BAYSIDE HERALD - Italian flair on catwalk Italian fashion week: Theresa Lariza’s designs on becoming an internationally renowed fashion designer have taken a stride in the right direction.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-flair-on-catwalk-italian.html

NORTHSIDE CHRONICLE - Night a fantastic Taste of Italy Bella Così: Fashion, food, music and all things Italian are to be on show at Chermside’s Bella Così Restaurant on May 27 as part of Italian Week celebrations.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/night-fantastico-taste-of-italy-bella.html
COURIER MAIL - Join the festive feast of Italian Week:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/join-festive-feast-at-italian-week.html

COURIER MAIL - Do yourself a flavor in Italian Week - Alessandro Sorbello and Anna Dos Santos: When it comes to fine cuisine, Italians know how to please.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/do-yourself-flavour-in-italian-week.html

COURIER MAIL - La Bella Vita in Brisbane: Italian Week Executive Producer, Alessandro Sorbello of New Realm Media enjoys lunch with Mario Cali from Marca Restaurant, on offer is a fine Chianti from Filippo D'arro of ItaliQuore and Procuitto and Formaggio by leading suppliers Eurofoods run by Sam Monforte and associates.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/la-bella-vita-in-brisbane.html

BMAG - 5 of the best suggestions for Italian Week:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/fivve-of-best-suggestions-for-italian.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Italy makes mark at markets Italian Week: Local foodie Jan Power brings her famous Farmers Markets to Brisbane City at the top of the Queen Street Mall,Reddacliff Place. Buy the freshest fruit, crispest vegetables and leanest cuts of meat right here in the city.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italy-makes-mark-at-markets-italian.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Fashion students in Italian Week show: THE work of Wynnum fashion students Edwina Tait, 18, and Stacey O’Keeffe, of Capalaba, will be showcased during parades to mark Italian Fashion Week celebrations. Ms Tait’s design was shortlisted with the works of 18 students selected from a 450-strong entry field from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/fashion-students-in-italian-week-show/ ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/fashion-students-in-italian-week-show.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Italian inspiration for designers: BROOKFIELD’S Tahli Accad will showcase her Italian-inspired creations at Italian Week celebrations this weekend. The Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (MSIT) student is among 18 fashion students handpicked to showcase their garments in the fashion extravaganza which runsin the Queen Street Mall from May 29 to 31.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/italian-inspiration-for-designers/

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Kirsten has big designs on success: HER mother is Zimbabwean and her father South African, but Kirsten Reynolds has turned to Italy as inspiration for her latest fashion collection.The Springwood designer’s garments will be paraded on the runway in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall this weekend during Italian Week celebrations.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/kirsten-has-big-designs-on-success/ ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/kirsten-and-italian-fashion-week.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Italian inspiration bellissimo: THE creations of Morningside fashion designer Melinda Toomey will be on show this week. Melinda is among 18 fashion designers from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE showcasing their Italian-inspired creations at Italian Fashion Week.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/italian-inspiration-bellissimo/ ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/quest-italian-inspiration-beatiful.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Italian life celebrated: ALDERLEY: Italians have taken over Alderley in the lead up to a festival which celebrates the culture, history, and food of the boot-shaped country. Italian Week organiser Alessandro Sorbello said the week-long celebration was now in its third year and provided an insight into Italian culture.
http://north-west-news.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/italian-life-celebrated/ ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-culture-celebrated.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Designs impress: ON the heels of a string of successes, a Stafford fashion designer is pinning her hopes on a glamorous creation which she hopes will make a statement at Italian Fashion Week. Bubbly 23-year-old Samantha Campbell was one of 18 students selected from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE to showcase her Italian inspired racewear.
http://north-west-news.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/designs-impress/ ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/designs-impress-italian-fashion-week.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Treat for foodies all over town: May 30: Free pasta and gelato tastings are on offer at Angelos Fresh Pasta Products, 22 Doggett St, Valley, from 9.30-11.30am - one of the many food events running as part of Italian Week 2009.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/blogs/story/treat-for-foodies-all-over-town/ ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/quest-food-guide.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Best of Italy: BRISBANE, All things Italian will take centre stage in Brisbane for Italian Week from May 26 to June 2. The CBD will be a hive of activity, including performances of highlights from Romeo and Juliet at the Queen Street Mall stage on May 26, 28 and 30.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/news/story/latin-theme-fit-for-a-queen/ ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/best-of-italy-for-quest.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Italy makes mark at markets: BRISBANE: Food guru Jan Power will salute Italian food and wine at her Wednesday market next week. “I researched farmers markets in Italy and all over Europe before I launched the concept in Brisbane,” Jan said.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/news/story/italy-makes-mark-at-markets

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Top threads, Italian style:
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/photos/gallery/top-threads-italian-style

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Italian flair on catwalk: DECEPTION BAY, THERESA Lariza’s designs on becoming an internationally renowned fashion designer have taken a stride in the right direction. The Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE fashion graduate was one of 18 handpicked to showcase their Italian inspired creations as part of 2009 Italian Week celebrations.
http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/italian-flair-on-catwalk/

NEWS ITALIA PRESS - Festa della Repubblica: grande successo a Brisbane: Si sono concluse con il ricevimento per le Autorita' alla presenza del Ministro per gli Affari Multiculturali, On. Annastacia Palaszczuk, le celebrazioni per la festa della Repubblica organizzate in Brisbane dal Consolato d'Italia in collaborazione con New Realm Media e grazie alla borsa di Studio offerta dal Cavalier Pellegrino.
http://www.newsitaliapress.it/pages/dettaglio.php?id_lnk=7_151192

NEWS ITALIA PRESS - Settimana Italiana a Brisbane: Ritorna fra la fine di maggio e giugno un appuntamento che sta divenendo "obbligato" per la citta' di Brisbane, cioe' la Settimana Ufficiale Italiana, festival italiano, giunto ormai al suo terzo anno, occasione per ricordare in maniera speciale la giornata che ha dato vita all`Italia Repubblicana e per vivere insieme una esperienza unica fatta di letteratura, arte, cucina, sport, moda, musica e arti figurative, educazione e lingua.
http://www.newsitaliapress.it/pages/dettaglio.php?id_lnk=7_150973 ; http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/settimana-italiana-brisbane.html

THE GREAT SOUTH EAST - What's On - Italian Week: 2009’s Italian Week kicks off on May 26 with all sorts of celebrations, centered in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall. There’ll be Italian food, music, fashion, cars, theatre and so much more.
http://www.greatsoutheast.com.au/gsec2cqw/story.asp?weekID=527&storyID=2501 ; http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/whats-on-italian-week.html

BRISBANE TIMES ONLINE - Italian Week 2009 photos:
http://www.greatsoutheast.com.au/gsec2cqw/story.asp?weekID=527&storyID=2501;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-week-2009-photos-on-brisbane.html

OURBRISBANE.COM - Italian Week 2009 – Ourbrisbane.com: From the catwalks of Milan to the Emerald Beaches of Sardegna, from the relics of Ancient Rome, to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the warmth and excitement of Italy takes over Brisbane during Italian Week.
http://www.ourbrisbane.com/whats-on/italian-week-feature ; http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-week-2009-guide.html

BRISBANE TIMES ONLINE - CBD gets a taste of Italy: Workers strolling through Reddacliff Place in Brisbane's CBD today got a colourful taste of what to expect from the second half of Italian Week.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/your-brisbane/cbd-gets-a-taste-of-italy-20090528-bon9.html ;
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/cbd-gets-taste-of-italy_21.html

BRISBANE TIMES ONLINE - Italian Week to showcase modern flavour: Ask the boss of Italian Week where to get a slice of authentic pizza in Brisbane, and he doesn't want to talk about it. Rather than focus on age-old images of red-and-white check tablecloths and steaming bowls of bolognese, Alessandro Sorbello would rather talk about the modern Italy. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/italian-week-to-showcase-modern-flavour-20090526-blbz.html
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-modern-flavour.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - A taste of Sicily: FOOD and family were at the core of Michele Di’Bartolo’s upbringing. Memories of sitting in her grandmother’s kitchen watching her cook, coupled with a trip to her ancestral home of Sicily in 2005, spurred the lawyer to put pen to paper upon her return. http://quest-news.whereilive.com.au/news/story/a-taste-of-sicily/ - http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/quest-michelle-di-bartolo.html

COURIER MAIL - Indigenous Kuranda's students and the Italian language: Kuranda District State College students, some as young as 7, have illustrated a Dreamtime story - written in English, Italian and Djabugay - that has been published in Florence as part of a school project. "This is absolute gold to us", school principal Gary Toshach said. Lycia Erwin, 10, a Djabugay girl, is amazed at how easily the stories of her people translate. "It is bellissimo", she laughed. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/indigenous-kurandas-students-and.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Italian Week: let's celebrate! La dolce vita is just around the corner as all things Italian come under the spotlight. Festival producer Alessandro Sorbello says Italian Week 2009 will provide a unique insight into Italian culture through a range of events and activities for all ages and nationalities.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-week-lets-celebrate.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Latin theme fit for a Queen: All things Italian will take centre stage in Brisbane for Italian Week from May 26 to June 2.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/romeo-and-juliet-at-italian-week.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Strangers in a strange land: They came in search of better life and were met with distrust and discrimination. Yet now the Italian and Greek cultures are firmly entrenched in. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/story-of.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Brisbane News and the Italian Week media launch: It doesn’t get any more Italian than Peroni beer, prosecco, arancini and pizza, and Brisbane’s Italo-Australian community turned out in force to enjoy it.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/brisbane-news-and-italian-week-media.html

BRISBANE NEWS - A quick lesson on Italian’s Wines: There is no way to understand Italian wine and its labels. Italy is a land with more than 800 documented grape varieties yet most of them are never spoken about here.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/quick-lesson-on-italians-wines.html

CITY SOUTH NEWS - Ciao Bella Italian designs on show: Tarragindi is a long way from Tuscany but doesn’t mean its cosmopolitan reach has not extended to the Brisbane suburb. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/ciao-bella-italian-designs-on-show.html

SOUTH EAST ADVERTISER - Michele Di Bartolo at Italian Week with Tastes of Italy: Sicily has often been called the pearl of the Mediterranean and is famed the world over for its spectacular landscapes, passionate people, rich flavors and bold earthy wines. Spizzico Ristorante and Michele Di’Bartolo, author of The Sicilian Kitchen invite you to a special celebration of Sicily. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/michele-di-bartelo-at-italian-week-with.html

COURIER MAIL - Elio Moda at Italian Fashion Week: Celebrate the launch of Italian Week today with a dinner at Nundah’s Cortina Pizzeria Restaurant. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/elio-moda-at-italian-fashion-week.html

LA FIAMMA - La Fiamma: Brisbane e l’Italian Week 2009: Conclusa la Settimana Italiana con la partecipazione dell'ambasciatore Gian Ludovico De Martino di Montegiordano. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/la-fiamma-brisbane-e-litalian-week-2009.html

BRISBANE TIMES ONLINE - Italian Extravaganza: From the catwalks of Milan to the emerald beaches of Sardegna, from the relics of Ancient Rome to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the warmth and excitement of Italy takes over Brisbane. http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/your-brisbane/italian-extravaganza-20090522-bi2p.html
CLASSICS HITS 4KQ 693 - Italian Week 2009 (Classic Hits 4KQ): Italian week 2009 is set to give the Brisbane Community a unique insight into the Italian culture through a range of events and activities for all ages and nationalities.
http://www.4kqwhatson.com.au/event.asp?ID=1722

97.3 FM BRISBANE. FEEL GOOD. - Italian Week 2009 (97.3 FM Brisbane. Feel Good): Italian Week 2009 is set to give the Brisbane Community a unique insight into the Italian culture through a range of events and activities for all ages and nationalities. The program is packed full of festivities showcasing Italy's finest food, wine, fashion, music, literature, history and sport. http://www.973fmwhatson.com.au/event.asp?ID=1722

96.5 FM ONLINE - Italian Week 2009 (96.5FM Online) Brisbane is set to embrace all things Italian for the third consecutive year when Italian Week hits the city from 26 May to 2 June. http://www.96five.org.au/pages/content.aspx?pid=3049

OURBRISBANE.COM - Italian Week 2009 (ourbrisbane.com)
http://www.ourbrisbane.com/whats-on/italian-week-feature

SUNDAY MAIL - Italian Week 2009 on The Sunday Mail: Going crazy for all things Italian? This week is also Brisbane's Official Italian Festival. Check out these highlights from Italy Weel 2009.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-week-2009-on-sunday-mail.html

COURIER MAIL - Di Bella Coffee Experience during the Italian Week 2009: Celebrate Italian Week with a workshop, The ultimate Coffee experience, at Di Bella coffee.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/di-bella-coffee-experience-during.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Tale of the centuries: The first stop on the Chianti wine trail is rich with history, bathed in sunlight and home to an opulent villa which welcomes guests. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/tale-of-centuries.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Elio Moda’s design at Italian week 2009: Celebrate Brisbane's Italian Week in elegant European style with classic cuts from local fashion house Elio Moda. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/elio-modas-design-at-italian-week-2009.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Editor’s letter on Italian Week Festival: Long-distance relationship rarely work, but a friend of mine has beaten the odds. He's been hopelessly in love with an Italian for eight years, and manages to keep the romance alive with fleeting visits.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/editors-letter-on-italian-week-festival.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Brisbane News: don’t miss the Queensland Orchestra As part of Italian Week celebrations, catch a Queensland Orchestra string ensemble led by concert master Warwick Adeney performing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/brisbane-news-dont-miss-queensland.html

COURIER MAIL - Marco Evans in Brisbane @ Italian Week 2009: Well-groomed pop singer Marco Evans brought a touch of Milan to Italian Week festivities with his Sunday afternoon set at the top pf the Queen St. Mall.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/marco-evans-in-brisbane-italian-week.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Italian Week Program on Brisbane News:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-week-2009-program-on-brisbane.html

SUNDAY MAIL - Sunday Mail: Ciao Down Italians are celebrating with Italian Week beginning on Tuesday.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/sunday-mail-ciao-down.html

CITY NEWS - Angelo’s Fresh Pasta Products – free tastings Free pasta and gelato tastings are on offer at Angelos Fresh Pasta Products. One of the many food events running as part of Italian Week.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/angelos-fresh-pasta-products-free.html

MX - Waiters Race at the Queen Street Mall: Crazy waiters Anna Paula and Tiarne Saunders practice for the waiter race this Sunday ath the Queen Street Mall. It's part of Italian Week celebrations, which continue until Tuesday.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/waiters-race-at-queen-street-mall.html

QUEEN STREET MALL.COM - What’s on in the Queen St. Mall & Brisbane City:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/whats-on-in-queen-st-mall-brisbane-city.html
SOUTH WEST NEWS / SPRINGFIELD NEWS - Italian Fashion Week: mythical inspiration Emerging Forest Lake fashion designer Lan Lam will showcase two Italian-inspired garments as part of Italian Week from May 26-June2.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-fashion-week-mythical.html
OURBRISBANE.COM - Italian festival program on Ourbrisbane.com:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-festival-program-on.html

BRISBANE NEWS - Brisbane News: Bella Italia!
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/brisbane-news-bella-italia.html

SOUTHERN STAR - Southern Star and “La Bella Vita”: Fashion designers from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE will showcase their Italian-inspired creations at Italian Fashion Week http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/southern-star-and-la-bella-vita.html

BRISBANE TIMES - Brisbane Times met Alessandro Sorbello: Festival producer Alessandro Sorbello said the week-long celebration had already been a hit with the city's residents but the best was yet to come including Italian Fashion Week parades, numerous musical performances from internationally renowed artists, a motor show and more events. http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/brisbane-times-met-alessandro-sorbello.html
COURIER MAIL - Courier Mail at the Italian Market:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/courier-mail-at-italian-market.html

BRISBANE TIMES ONLINE - Brisbane Times show some photos of Italian Week:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/brisbane-times-show-some-photos-of.html

QUEST NEWS ONLINE - Italian market on Reddacliffe Place:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-market-on-reddacliffe-place.html

BRISBANE TIMES ONLINE - Brisbane Times: dig in Italian Week:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/brisbane-times-dig-in-italian-week.html

BRISBANE TIMES ONLINE - Top threads, Italian Style:
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/top-threads-italian-style.html




Other Sites:

WEBSHOOTS OUTDOORS - Brisbane Celebrate Italian Week: Italian Motor Expo
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/572816112iJcnUF

NEW BRISBANE.COM - Italian Week comes to Brisbane:
http://www.newbrisbane.com/112/italian-week-in-brisbane-june-2-%E2%80%936/

BRISBANE MARKETING - Brisbane says Buongiorno to Italian week 2009: From swashbuckling Shakespearean scenes to fabulous food, fashion, Ferraris and football – Brisbane’s city centre will be the place to experience la dolce vita during Italian Week from Tuesday 26 May to Tuesday 2 June. The Queen Street Mall stage will provide the lunchtime venue for free daily public events including scenes from Romeo and Juliet presented by radio 4MBS, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons performed by the Queensland Orchestra, the Three Tenors performing Pavarotti Viva and table football tournaments.
http://www.brisbanemarketing.com.au/Media/Media-Release.aspx?ID=678

RIDGEONLEICHHARDT.COM.AU - From the catwalks of Milan to the Emerald Beaches of Sardegna, from the relics of Ancient Rome, to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the warmth and excitement of Italy takes over Brisbane during Italian Week. A week of (mostly free) events involving food, wine, fashion, language, culture, concerts, art, literature, innovation and technology.
http://www.ridgeonleichhardt.com.au/italian-week-2009

GLOBAL VILLAGE BRISBANE - Italian Week 2009 : Brisbane is host to Italian Week 2009. A week of (mostly free) events involving food, wine, fashion, language, culture, concerts, art, literature, innovation and technology.
http://gvbrisbaneblog.com/2009/05/28/italian-week-2009/

EMIGRAZIONE NOTIZIE - Italian Week 2009 : La Settimana Italiana di Brisbane e il suo programma si arricchisce di un’altra artista proveniente dall’Italia che onorera’ il nostro Paese il prossimo venerdi’ 27 maggio alle ore 18.00. Si tratta della cantante, attrice, splendida artista e interprete, Fatima Scialdone (www. www.fatimascialdone.com) che aprira’ la serata principale della Settimana Italiana, quella dedicata alla moda, al fascino e alla musica, grande anteprima del concerto che si terra’ domenica 31 maggio. L’evento e’ gratuito.
http://www.emigrazione-notizie.org/news.asp?id=7254

OURBRISBANE.COM - What is Italian Week?: Via films, music, food and coffee every Australian knows something of Italian culture. And now all the best parts of that passionate country are on show in Brisbane as part of Queensland’s official Italian Festival, an initiative of the Italian Consulate.
http://www.ourbrisbane.com/whats-on/italian-week-feature/what-is-italian-week

BRISBANE IN WINTER.COM - Italian Week at the Queen Street Mall: Experience the sweet life from the May 26 to June 2 as part of the 2009 Italian Week festivities. From food, fashion, and Ferraris, there is so much on offer at the Queen Street Mall. La Dolce Vita, indeed…
http://www.brisbaneinwinter.com.au/News/Default.aspx?ID=921

BRISBANE INFORMATION .COM.AU - Italian Week : Celebrate the colour and richness of Italy during Italian Week - 7 days of exciting events involving food, wine, fashion, language, culture, concerts, art, literature, innovation and technology
http://www.brisbaneinformation.com.au/information/brisbane/events-calendar/whats-on-in-brisbane.html

UNILODGE - Italian Week 2009 in Brisbane: Put the Nintendo controller down! We all love Mario & Luigi - but its time to go out and experiance the real taste for Italy... From Milan to the Emerald Beaches of Sardegna, from the relics of Ancient Rome, to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the warmth and excitement of Italy takes over Brisbane during Italian Week. http://www.unilodge.com.au/Brisbane/newsletter/june-2009//

REPUBLIC APARTAMENTS - La Traviata and Italian Week 2009 : Giuseppe Verdi’s eternally popular opera La traviata boasts some of the most magnificent arias and choruses in the repertoire.
http://www.republicapartments.com.au/index.whatsOn.1359.html
Televison Coverage
QCTV Italian Week Interview Filmed at the Westpac Bank, an Italian Week sponsor, Phil Di Bella, Francesco Capecchi, Fatima Scialdone, Alessandro Sorbello , Donagh Worner discussed the upcoming Italian Week 2009 with QCTV.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/qctv-italian-week-interview-filmed-at.html


Italian Week 2009 on RAI International - Highlights of Italian Week produced for the Italian Government as shown on RAI International. The segment aired internationally and showcased the events of the Friday night and Sunday concert.
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/italian-week-2009-on-rai-international.html


Fatima Scialdone on QCTV for Italian Week. In studio interview with Fatima Scialdone and Maria Lamari on QCTV in Brisbane as part of Italian Week
http://italianweek2009.blogspot.com/2009/06/fatima-scialdone-on-qctv-for-italian.html

What's on - Italian Week

Italian Week 2009 guide

From the catwalks of Milan to the Emerald Beaches of Sardegna, from the relics of Ancient Rome, to the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, the warmth and excitement of Italy takes over Brisbane during Italian Week.

Quest: Italian inspiration beatiful

THE creations of Morningside fashion designer Melinda Toomey will be on show this week. Melinda is among 18 fashion designers from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE showcasing their Italian-inspired creations at Italian Fashion Week.


Top threads, Italian style

Brisbane Times: dig in Italian Week

Settimana Italiana a Brisbane

Ritorna fra la fine di maggio e giugno un appuntamento che sta divenendo "obbligato" per la citta' di Brisbane, cioe' la Settimana Ufficiale Italiana, festival italiano, giunto ormai al suo terzo anno, occasione per ricordare in maniera speciale la giornata che ha dato vita all`Italia Repubblicana e per vivere insieme una esperienza unica fatta di letteratura, arte, cucina, sport, moda, musica e arti figurative, educazione e lingua.


Italian market on Reddacliffe Place

Brisbane: Food guru Jan Power salute Italian food and wine at her Wednesday market next week.



Best of Italy for Quest

BRISBANE, All things Italian will take centre stage in Brisbane for Italian Week from May 26 to June 2. The CBD will be a hive of activity, including performances of highlights from Romeo and Juliet at the Queen Street Mall stage on May 26, 28 and 30.


Quest Food Guide

May 30: Free pasta and gelato tastings are on offer at Angelos Fresh Pasta Products, 22 Doggett St, Valley, from 9.30-11.30am - one of the many food events running as part of Italian Week 2009.













Italian Week 2009 photos on Brisbane News

Italian culture celebrated

ALDERLEY: Italians have taken over Alderley in the lead up to a festival which celebrates the culture, history, and food of the boot-shaped country. Italian Week organiser Alessandro Sorbello said the week-long celebration was now in its third year and provided an insight into Italian culture.


Kirsten and Italian Fashion Week

HER mother is Zimbabwean and her father South African, but Kirsten Reynolds has turned to Italy as inspiration for her latest fashion collection. The Springwood designer’s garments will be paraded on the runway in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall this weekend during Italian Week celebrations.


CBD gets a taste of Italy

Workers strolling through Reddacliff Place in Brisbane's CBD today got a colourful taste of what to expect from the second half of Italian Week.


Fashion students in Italian Week Show

THE work of Wynnum fashion students Edwina Tait, 18, and Stacey O’Keeffe, of Capalaba, will be showcased during parades to mark Italian Fashion Week celebrations. Ms Tait’s design was shortlisted with the works of 18 students selected from a 450-strong entry field from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE.

Italian modern flavour

Ask the boss of Italian Week where to get a slice of authentic pizza in Brisbane, and he doesn't want to talk about it. Rather than focus on age-old images of red-and-white check tablecloths and steaming bowls of bolognese, Alessandro Sorbello would rather talk about the modern Italy.

Quest: Michelle Di Bartolo

Food and family were at the core of Michele Di Bartolo upbringing. Memories of sitting in her grandmother's kitchen watching her cook, coupled with a trip to her ancestral home of Sicily in 2005, spurred the lawyer to put pen to paper upon her return.


Brisbane Times show some photos of Italian Week

Courier Mail at the Italian Market

Brisbane times met Alessandro Sorbello

Festival producer Alessandro Sorbello said the week-long celebration had already been a hit with the city's residents but the best was yet to come including Italian Fashion Week parades, numerous musical performances from internationally renowed artists, a motor show and more events.


Festival producer Alessandro Sorbello said the week-long celebration had already been a hit with the city's residents but the best was yet to come including Italian Fashion Week parades, numerous musical performances from internationally renowed artists, a motor show and more events.

Southern Star and "La Bella Vita"


Fashion designers from Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE will showcase their Italian-inspired creations at Italian Fashion Week.

Brisbane News: Bella Italia!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Italian Festival program on Ourbrisbane.com

Italian Fashion Week: mythical inspiration

Emerging Forest Lake fashion designer Lan Lam will showcase two Italian-inspired garments as part of Italian Week from May 26-June2.


What's on in the Queen St. Mall & Brisbane City

Waiters Race at the Queen Street Mall


Crazy waiters Anna Paula and Tiarne Saunders practice for the waiter race this Sunday ath the Queen Street Mall. It's part of Italian Week celebrations, which continue until Tuesday.

Angelo's Fresh Pasta Products - Free tasting

Free pasta and gelato tastings are on offer at Angelos Fresh Pasta Products. One of the many food events running as part of Italian Week.



Sunday Mail: Ciao down

Italians are celebrating with Italian Week beginning on Tuesday.




Italian Week 2009 program on Brisbane News

Marco Evans in Brisbane @ Italian Week 2009

Well-groomed pop singer Marco Evans brought a touch of Milan to Italian Week festivities with his Sunday afternoon set at the top pf the Queen St. Mall.


Brisbane News: don't miss the Queensland Orchestra

As part of Italian Week celebrations, catch a Queensland Orchestra string ensemble led by concert master Warwick Adeney performing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Editor's letter on Italian Week festival

Long-distance relationship rarely work, but a friend of mine has beaten the odds. He's been hopelessly in love with an Italian for eight years, and manages to keep the romance alive with fleeting visits.


Elio Moda's design at Italian Week 2009


Celebrate Brisbane's Italian Week in elegant European style with classic cuts from local fashion house Elio Moda.

Tale of the centuries


The first stop on the Chianti wine trail is rich with history, bathed in sunlight and home to an opulent villa which welcomes guests.

Di Bella Coffee experience during Italian Week 2009

Celebrate Italian Week with a workshop, The ultimate Coffee experience, at Di Bella coffee.


Italian Week 2009 on The Sunday Mail

Going crazy for all things Italian? This week is also Brisbane's Official Italian Festival. Check out these highlights from Italy Weel 2009.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brisbane News Diary: La Traviata

Opera Queensland present Elijah Moshinsky's production of Giuseppe Verdi's classic opera that follows the story of two ill-fated lovers in 19th-century Paris.


Monday, June 15, 2009

A quick lesson on Italians wines

There is no way to understand Italian wine and its labels. Italy is a land with more than 800 documented grape varieties yet most of them are never spoken about here.


Italian Cuisine: Recipes

Bagna Cauda

Piedmontese Roasted Peppers and Fonduta