Lygon Street Fiesta, also known as La Dolce Italia, is a melting pot that showcases Italy’s diverse culture and is certainly a great experience for visitors who wish to experience the diverse culture in Melbourne.
The celebration of Italy’s culture brings together locals of Italian descent as well as those who are interested in Italy’s culture. With great stage entertainment and a craft market on location where visitors can get souvenirs, the fiesta is a fun place to be when in Melbourne.
Lygon Street Fiesta 2016 Carlton Italian Festival, Melbourne
The carnival rides are an attraction for many visitors looking for fun. There are also plenty of cultural activities and an extensive collection of Italian antiquities on display. If you are a coffee drinker then you will be spoilt for choice as Italians truly are the connoisseur of all things coffee.
As with any great festival, the presence of food is the hallmark of a people’s culture, and La Dolce Italia is no different. Sample a range of Italian cuisine at the festival including freshly-made pizza or authentic lasagna and top it up with decadent dessert and a great wine.
You will also find plenty of musical performances and, in 2016, you will find performances by Anthony Callea, Joe Avati and Sooshi Mango. DJ’s will turn up the music when the sun goes down to keep the festival atmosphere going!
Typically, when the Lygon Street Fiesta commences, both ends of the street are closed down to make space for the cafes, food stalls and shops that remain open for the period of the festival. So those looking to travel to the event should be mindful of these road closures which will disrupt the traffic.
So come and check out this great festival and experience all the things that are great about Italy.