throwers will be again part of Festa Italiana this
weekend on Milwaukee’s lakefront.
- Food, family and fun.
the basics of most lakefront festivals, but Festa Italiana has
them in abundance or abbondanza.
39th year, the festival on the lakefront brings old and new
together. It runs from Friday through Sunday.
includes an Italian piazza, or city square, on the north end
of the grounds. The open market experience will offer Italian
art, food, history, cinema and more. The Umbria region is
featured this year along with the Pompeii Church exhibit
highlighting some of Milwaukee’s Italian heritage.
popular demand is a replica of the famous Trevi Fountain,
which dates back to 19 B.C. Toss a coin with your right hand
over your left shoulder and you should be ensured a return
trip to Rome, as the legend has it.
other sites of Italy, including the Coliseum display and the
Statue of David replica.
cannoli and other food favorites are back, some of the new
include wild boar ragu with pasta at Divino Wine & Dine
and Cataldo’s meat and cheese platter.
this year is pizza. Scrima’s Pizza of Waukesha will serve up
pizza in its wood-fired oven from Italy, which is new this
be a kids pizza making contest for ages 5 through 17 at 3 p.m.
year’s Sunday headliner is Jackie Evancho at the BMO Harris
Pavilion. Separate tickets are needed to enter the pavilion.
entertainment includes the Italian-style Bartolotta fireworks
at 10:30 p.m. every night.
tickets are $13 at the gate; children 12 and younger are