An Italian food festival to be held in Prague.

On Saturday, June 17, the festival “Taste of Italy” will debut in Prague 3, at Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad. Entrance to the open-air festival and workshop is free, it is also a family-friendly event, with a special play area for children.

The festival will serve typical Italian cuisines, such as prosciutto, mozzarella, gelato, and coffee. However, the event is more than a gastronomic festival. Cooking and art lessons, as well as a fashion show, will also be important aspects of the event.

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Sliced Prosciutto Source: The Spruce

The art materials will also be free, according to the event’s Facebook page. The festival will take place from 11:00-17:00. This is the events first year.

Silvia Vezzuto, an Italian artist who has been living in Prague since 1997, is hosting the event. She will be guiding the art classes at the event, helping those who want to learn or improve their work.

One of Dott. Silvia Vezzuto's paintings Source: Facebook
One of Dott. Silvia Vezzuto’s paintings
Source: Facebook

Vezzuto originally studied technical graphics and illustration, but now focuses on a unique form of art called frayed frescoes. Her technique involves a combination of materials, such as mosaics, oils, canvas, and wood. One can find Vezzuto’s works can be found across the Czech Republic and the world. She has also been teaching art since she was 16 and continues to teach today.

The event is attempting to bring an all-inclusive festival celebrating and sharing Italian culture. The event is a part of a greater “road show,” the organizers are conducting, and the workshop will also visit the Czech towns of Český Krumlov, Hradci Králové, and Brno. You can view the full event list here.