A taste of Italy

Dancing at the festival.

Healesville became a little Italy on Saturday 1 December.

The town hosted the conclusion to the month-long Italian celebration Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao, the Festa di via Verde.

There were roving musicians and performers, dancing, bocce and tomato-throwing competitions, and plenty of pasta.

Festival-goers waved flags to welcome the classic cars that arrived during Targa Florio.

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute is an event for classic cars produced between 1907 and 1976.

Cars competed over four days on Victoria’s open roads at regulated speed.

As part of the event, there were 56 trials across the four days, with day four competing in the Yarra Valley.

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