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VIDEO: Folklorama’s Italian Pavilion

August 9, 2011 10:19 AM | Entertainment

By Vincent Lee

This year’s Italian Pavilion at Folklorama is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy under the theme “Viva l’Italia.”


Visitors to the Centro Caboto Centre at 1055 Wilkes Avenue will be in for special night with magnificent dances performed by Le Ragazze Italiane and Splendore d’Italia ensembles. Now let’s talk about the singing at this pavilion — the audience was blown away Monday night listening to each and every singer’s beautiful voice, whether it was a choral performance or individual solo — there was nothing that averted the ears from the sound of beauty.

The cultural display is full of new items as well, filled with neat facts about Italy and its rich history.

Make sure to check out the food, too — with a wide variety of selections to choose from including the favourties like pizza, and spaghetti, to the more sophisticated palates of porchetta, panini, and pasta al forno. Go visit the Sons of Italy who have a tent out in the back for some more delicious food options too. If you’ve never had cannoli, tiramisu or gelato for dessert before, this would be the opportune chance at this pavilion.

Showtimes are nightly at 6:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., and Friday at 11 p.m. (late night party from 12 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.) An early show runs Saturday and Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

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