Friday, 16 February 2018


This weekend is Family Day Weekend here in Toronto, and there is much to see and do in the city! 

For those of you looking for a little cultural flair, specifically Italian culture, check out my top five picks below!

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1. Giro d'Italia ~  Indulge in savory and sweet dishes customized from various regions of Italy!  This event, which runs from February 15th-25th, features 16 restaurants in the city, with each featuring food from a specific region of Italy. This tasty and educational experience has been organized by The Consorzio di Ristoranti Italiani, a group of Italian restaurant owners and chefs whose aim is "to celebrate regional Italian cuisine through authentic food and experiences." 

2. ART EXHIBITION: Bruno Billio ~ The Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Italian Institute of Culture) will be featuring an exhibit of Italian-Canadian artist, Bruno Billio.  Billio works include installation art, sculpture and design. While he currently works and lives in Toronto, he has exhibited internationally in Milan, London, Miami, New York and Los Angeles. This event is free admission and runs from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Insitute until February 19th.

3. "Mamma: In the Meantime" ~ This photographic tale by, Tony Luciani, describes his journey with his 94-year-old mother, as she battles Dementia.  Luciani's work navigates this tough topic in a gentle manner, and ultimately offers the hopeful message, that life does not end with the diagnosis of this illness. This event, organized by Villa Charities, can be found at Columbus Centre and runs from February 15th - April 2nd. 
4. Eaton Gallery of Rome - Be transported back in time when visiting this exhibit which features over 500 Roman artifacts that highlight Roman daily life in the time period of 900 BC to AD 476.  This gallery is currently on exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum.

5. Italiano Vero - La Famiglia Party ~ For the younger crowd, who is looking for a party with an Italian vibe, check out Italiano Vero's "La Famiglia" club event this weekend.  The party features current music mixed in with traditional Italian folklore sounds, as well as some great Italian eats such as, Nutella bombe!  

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