Piazza Italia in Horsham 2019 - everything you need to know

A flavour of Italy will come to Horsham over Easter when the popular Piazza Italia event makes a return.

Monday, 18th March 2019, 6:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th April 2019, 5:17 pm
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The free Easter Italian Festival is on Good Friday (April 19) and Easter Monday (April 22) which features an Italian market, themed entertainments, kids activities and vehicle displays.

On the Good Friday classic and sporting Italian cars will be on show as well as bikes and scooters while on the Easter Monday Italian and International Supercars will take centre stage.

When is it? April 19 and 22, 2019

Where is it? Centres around the Carfax and Horsham Town Centre

Do you pay to enter? No the event itself is free, through the will be paid-for activities and market stalls.

How do I see the cars and bikes? There will be a static display of vehicles both days. Good Friday’s Carfax display will put Lamborghinis centre stage along with Italian motorbikes and scooters in the Market Square and outside ASK Italian restaurant respectively. Alfa Romeos will have their own display in East Street with the classic FIAT 500s taking up position on the Crown pub corner. A small display of FIAT coupes and Abarths is planned for the Forum alongside Benson’s funfair rides. On the Carfax, a new feature ‘Crates Classics’, will showcase a number of interesting vehicles including brace of rare vintage Lancia Dilambdas one of them built for The Maharaja of Mysore in 1929. On Easter Monday, Premier GT is taking its involvement in Piazza Italia to the next level by booking in cars for every display location, East Street, Market Square, Bishopric and the Carfax as well as its own Parkside Race Paddock.

What kind of children’s activities will there be? There will events in the town centre such as a Lego building at The Barn, The Causeway as well as ride simulators, electric go-karts and facepainting.

What music will there be? Entertainers over the two days include English National Opera star Jo Appleby performing as a duet on Easter Monday, roving singers and accordion players and Hetty and the Jazzato Band as Monday’s bandstand finale.

What Italia food and drink will be on offer? There will be a range of Italian style street food, as well as the Italian partnership market by Simon Faro and Panino’s Giovanni’s Foods. Tastings of a range of Italian wines, aperitifs and liqueurs will take place at Carfax businesses; Panino’s, The Horsham Cellar and Carmela’s Deli.