The Embassy of Italy in Singapore, the Italian Trade Agency (ICE), the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Singapore, and several Italian associations in Singapore are joining forces once again to organise the 2023 Italian Festival in Singapore. The festival, which will run from May to July, aims to highlight Italy’s excellence across a range of sectors and promote partnerships with Singaporean organisations.
Following the successful first edition in 2022, which attracted over 200,000 people and featured more than 50 events in various locations throughout Singapore, this year’s festival promises to be even more spectacular. The festival’s main events will take place in June to coincide with Italy’s National Day – “Festa della Repubblica.” From 2 June to 16 July, Gardens by the Bay will showcase installations and cultural content inspired by the Italian region of Apulia. These have been brought exclusively from Italy to Singapore for the festival, with the support of the Regione Puglia and Puglia Promozione, in partnership with the Embassy of Italy in Singapore and several Italian sponsors.
In addition to these installations, the festival will feature a diverse range of cultural events, including theatre, cinema, and music performances. Italian artist Andrea Salutri will present an immersive Object Theatre performance on 20-21 May that fuses contemporary circus, dance, and physical theatre. The Italian Film Festival (9-18 June) will showcase highly acclaimed movies, including the classic films “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso.”
The festival will also highlight Italy’s collaboration with Singapore’s Botanic Gardens with two events organized by the Italian Embassy in collaboration with NParks. A seminar on “Biodiversity and Migration of Botanical Species” will be held on 25 May, while a talk on the innovations of the two gardens will take place on 26 May.
For those interested in Italy’s investment sector and scientific-technological advancements, the festival will offer workshops, wine and food tastings, and opportunities to explore these areas. The festival’s website will feature online promotions of Italian products and a complete list of events, which will be updated regularly.
This year’s Italian Festival in Singapore promises to be a fantastic celebration of Italy’s cultural heritage and technological advancements. The festival’s organisers have prepared a diverse range of events that showcase Italy’s contributions to various fields, from fashion and food to cutting-edge technology. This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in experiencing Italian excellence first-hand. Make sure to mark your calendars and be part of this unforgettable experience!