Each year, Italy celebrates Festa della Repubblica — otherwise known as the country's national day. The occasion might not be a big deal in Australia, but don't tell that to the folks behind An Italian Affair. Come May 31, they're doing their best to give Brisbane a taste of the fun by throwing a free street festival.
That means a sea of Italian-themed festivities will take over New Farm Park, featuring plenty of food and wine, of course. There'll also be operas, bands and other live shenanigans, with close to 100 performers getting in on the action.
An Italian Affair isn't just a one-off event — it's the centerpiece of Italian Week, which celebrates Italian influence in Australia and the country's culture in general. That's right, you now have an excuse to eat all the pizza and pasta you like for seven whole days — not that you need one, of course.