Greetings Tampa!! Jessica here with some cool updates on upcoming Tampa Bay area events ~  This weekend celebrates the 13th annual Festa Italiana right in the heart of Ybor City... this event (happening all weekend long) offers a wide variety of the "tastes of Italy".

Experience the 13th Annual Festa Italiana in Ybor City, Sunday March 28Festivities kick-off tonight with "Wines of Italy" as you enjoy unique tasting experiences with over seventy wines from different regions of Italy and Italian antipasti and desserts!  The Italian Club of Tampa hosts this special evening and the event serves to benefit the Italian Club Restoration Fund.  (Limited availability tickets can be purchased by calling 813.248.3316)

The excitement continues on Saturday, with a free day of festivities for the entire family!  Witness the annual Bocce Ball Invitational Tournament in Centennial Park, an assortment of Italian food, the Italian Idol Competition and L'Unione Italian Cinema Italiano!  There will also be a Saturday Fresh Market in full-swing.

The main event takes place on Sunday, March 28 when Centennial Park and Historic Ybor City host a true taste of Italy!  Over thirty Tampa Bay area restaurants and caterers present favorful specialities... and don't forget about the Grape Stomping presentation - some lucky attendees will even have a chance to participate in the stomping excitement!

A Sunday morning Catholic mass will take palce at 10:15 am in the Italian Club followed by a Procession and Walking Parade.  Don't miss this year's Festa Italiana in Ybor City!!  For more information, visit

Check back soon for more Tampa tourism news.... CIAO ~