Say cheese at the Italian festival
The sights, sounds and smells of Italy were brought to Peterborough city centre for a spectacular festival.
Hundreds of people got a taste of the Mediterranean as the annual Italian Festival was held in Cathedral Square, Bridge Street and Long Causeway on Saturday and Sunday.
While the rain came down on the first day, visitors were given the Italian experience on Sunday as the sun shone on the square.
The eighth festival is now the biggest of its kind in the country, and has attracted star chefs in previous years.
Last weekend saw distinguished Sicilian-born chef Carmelo Carnevale hosting cookery demonstrations. Carmel lois the executive chef at Aman resorts and President of APCI UK, the professional Italian chef alliance in the UK. His career has taken him all over Europe and Russia – and to some of London’s leading restaurants, and he encouraged children to get involved in cooking at some of his displays.
Mayor of Peterborough cllr David Sanders said he had enjoyed his visit to the festival.
He said :“It was just awesome. The Italians really know how to throw a good party.
“The atmosphere was vibrant and the food was fantastic- it was a really good event .”
Along with the food, the cars were the stars, with Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Alfa Romeos all on display - along with the new Fiat Spider. And for those that preferred their horsepower on two wheels, there were also a number of Ducatis.
Opera singers and Italian dancers kept the crowd entertained, while there were a number of stalls where visitors could buy Italian food.