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Italia Vera: The Ultimate Italian Lifestyle Festival will debut at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for one day only on Saturday, September 9 with two sessions at 12:30PM and 5:30PM. This unique indoor and outdoor event will put guests right in the heart of Italy to enjoy all that makes the country and its culture great, including delectable food and wine, luxury automobiles, cutting-edge fashion and innovative home design. Italia Vera brings a real Italian experience right to Long Island.
Italia Vera will transform the newly renovated Coliseum into an Italian oasis providing guests with the ultimate Italy experience. Guests can sample from a bevy of Italian food and celebrated wines from leading brands including Eataly, Rossopomodoro, Esca, Marcelli Formaggi and Grana Padano. Acclaimed chefs Dave Pasternack, Cesare Casella, Billy Gallagher, and Emmy Award-winning television host Lidia Bastianich will also be in attendance.
There’s something for everyone at Italia Vera. Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities and entertainment for the entire family. Motorsport enthusiasts can check out vintage Italian automobiles as well as test drives and virtual reality driving experiences of today’s finest Italian cars. Hands-on culinary experiences will be offered on everything from Neapolitan pizza and fresh pasta making demos, olive oil seminars and tastings, to espresso masterclasses.
High quality craftsmanship and a chic sense of style have long been Italian hallmarks. The country is a global leader in fashion, kitchen, lighting, and furniture design, all of which will be on display at Italia Vera. Showrooms will feature state-of-the-art Italian home décor brands. Guests can explore and shop the latest trend-setting fashions from Italy at pop-up boutiques, and watch master craftsmen at work in shoe-making demonstrations.