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Italian Festival at Idiom

SAT 3rd & SUN 4th MARCH 2018

A Taste of Italy returns to the countryside of Somerset West the first weekend of March 2018 with a full weekend of Italian themed activities planned at Idiom’s spectacular Visitor Centre   overlooking the Helderberg mountains and False Bay. A festive carnival atmosphere will entertain lovers of Italian lifestyle. Visitors will be able to get to interact with their favourite Italian brands, enjoy and experience a variety of Italian dishes, participate in masterclasses dedicated to Italian wine and indigenous grape varieties, drink bubbles in the Prosecco tent, sample Italian craft beer while listening to a live band playing Italian and other music over the weekend. For families, don’t miss the kid’s Italian village full of fun activities.

This year festival goers can look forward to a cooking theatre with local celebrity chefs showing off their Italian cooking skills. A wide range of food stalls will be serving mouth-watering delicacies including artisanal pastas, pizzas, gelato and pastries while local participating Italian restaurants and chefs will be offering taste size portions of signature regional Italian dishes. Bring your shopping basket to fill up on mortadella, salami, prosciutti and formaggi (Italian charcuterie and cheeses) from the new Deli point as well as browse books & fashion accessories and other goodies from niche Italian vendors. Find out what makes Italian coffee special, check out the live mozzarella bar and learn some Italian with the ladies from LaDante Italian school.


Pasta web

Day tickets for both the Saturday and Sunday session (10am-6pm) can be purchased online at for R150 per adult and R50 for kids aged 4-12.

The day ticket includes entry to the festival, an event program, a bottle of San Pellegrino or Acqua Panna water and access to the wine and Prosecco tasting areas where guests can work their way through Vinotria’s selection of imported Italian wines that will be open for tasting and buying. Compare these wines to Idiom’s locally grown Italian grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Primitivo and Pinot Grigio. A dedicated Prosecco and Aperol Spritz area will also be open to lovers of Italian bubbles

Another highlight will be the series of Italian wine masterclasses that will be conducted over the 2 days for wine lovers that want to learn more about the unique wines from different parts of Italy. There will also be a wide array of entertainment for children based on some of the famous regional festivals that take place throughout the year in Italy, as well as kid’s pizza and pasta classes, and a funfair area. A dedicated Italian car section will feature the latest Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models. The Cape Alfa Romeo Club will be out in force with vintage Alfa Spiders while Vespa are also planning a Club scooter ride out to Idiom on the Sunday.

Bring the whole family and join us for an Italian-style weekend at Idiom


Beer Slide

Tickets available through Webtickets:

Click here for tickets


Book your seats on only limited seats at door.
Please remember the R150 day pass is also required for entry to the festival.

Click below for more information on our wine masterclasses.

Masterclass Timetable