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Piazza Italia 2013 programme

JPCT 06-04-12 Piazza Italia, Horsham. HDC Chmn Claire Vickers raises flag to start the Ferrari procession S12150189a -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 06-04-12 Piazza Italia, Horsham. HDC Chmn Claire Vickers raises flag to start the Ferrari procession S12150189a -photo by Steve Cobb

Already with a reputation as the South East’s must-visit event at Easter, the Horsham Piazza Italia Festival celebrates its seventh anniversary in style this weekend.

The annual event takes place in Horsham Town Centre on three days over the Easter weekend and offers visitors and shoppers to Horsham an exciting taste of Italy in the midst of a very English medieval market town.

The days are packed full of fabulous cars and bikes, tasty Italian foods, lively street entertainment and a huge choice of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Piazza Italia is organised by Horsham District Council in conjunction with local businesses, vehicle owners groups and partner organisations.

The timetable (subject to change depending on the weather) is as follows:

Good Friday: 10am - 4pm. A rally of around 100 Ferraris and more than 150 Ducati-led Italian bikes will take to the town at 12.15pm with a final send off at 3.30pm. Easter services hosted by Horsham Churches Together will take place at the bandstand from 11am to 12pm. Find out more about Horsham’s Roman history at Horsham Museum from 11am until 4pm.

Easter Saturday: 9am - 5pm. The Vines Italian Job MINI Run with up to 100 Minis will arrive at 12pm and leave at around 3pm. Granny Turismo will take place for the first time at 11am until 4pm. Sul Fiato, the international vocal duo, will be singing from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.

Easter Monday: Supercars, Alfas, Fiats and Scooters to arrive in town at 12am and leave at around 3pm. Romeo and Juliet will be in town hosting theatre and music from 11am until 4pm. Wine tasting will take place at La Source in East Street from 11am until 4pm.

For more updates visit Horsham District Council’s Facebook page and Twitter.

 

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