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To celebrate 500 year since the passing of the great Italian artist Raffaello Sanzio, 100 years since the birth of Italian children author Gianni Rodari, and the arrival in Auckland of the boat Luna Rossa, the teachers and volunteers of the Dante Italian school for children, together with the parents of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli will have thematic art-making activities and readings. and a special gift: the English language edition of the beautiful Italian book Food Atlas (one per family while stock last). From 11am to 4pm inside Rialto Centre, upstairs in the Food Court. Please note: children will need to be accompanied by caregivers at all times.


Festival Italiano 2020

Zona Bambini – Kids Area

11:00am: opening

All day long: art and colouring in Raffaello Sanzio 500 – Rodari 100, with Dante Auckland Bambini

12:00pm: The Fantastic BinomialStorytelling Workshop with Dante Auckland Bambini

1:00pm: Create and Colour your Luna Rossa Paper Boat with Prada Pirelli Luna Rossa

2:00pm: Little Yellow Riding Hood and Other Stories – Story Time in italiano with Dante Auckland Bambini

3:00pm. L’omino della pioggia – Art & Story Workshop with Prada Pirelli Luna Rossa

4:00pm: closing area bambini

Free gift to all the families visiting the children area:

Food Atlas, a beautifully illustrated Italian book, translated into English and offered by Oratia Books (value $NZ40)

(One book per family while stocks last)