Ciao makes a return

Promotion for last year''s event.

 The Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao festival is returning to the Yarra Valley to celebrate the region’s rich Italian heritage.

The festival will showcase the best Italian food, wine, entertainment and cars in themed events across the Yarra Valley region from 15 November to 1 December.

The State Government announced on Friday 17 May that it would again back the festival through its $20 million Regional Events Fund.

This year’s theme will be Eat, Drink, Move.

The festival will kick off in Healesville with the Festa di via Verde, or Green Street Festival, coinciding with the iconic Targa Florio Australian Tribute motor car race.

The Festa di via Verde program will include music, dance, children’s activities, classic car displays and alfresco dining beneath the trees of Healesville’s main street.

The following weekend, Warburton will host the two-day Italian cycling race, the Giro della Donna, which will also incorporate a round of the National Road Series.

Festival-goers will enjoy a family bike ride event hosted on the Lilydale-Warburton Trail, and have the opportunity to sample the best of Yarra Valley food and wine through dinners and tastings from local wineries, farms and artisanal producers.

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