Festa di via Verde 2019

By News, Victoria

Show’n’Shine your fabulous wheels at
The Festa di via Verde 

Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao
A two-week celebration of Italian Culture in the Yarra Valley 

16 Nov – 1 Dec 2019

A highlight of the Festa di via Verde (Green Street Festival) will be the arrival of the spectacular Targa Florio Australian Tribute on the 3rd day of their Victorian tour. Cars will complete their time trials on River Street and give spectators the opportunity to marvel at the international drivers’ skill and finesse. And you can be part of it!

Do you have a special car to show off at the Festa Show’n’Shine?

The Show ‘n’ Shine will be placed along River Street and in Coronation Park, Healesville. Drivers will be advised on a meeting place prior to the day, where everyone will receive their registration stickers before driving in a convoy along Maroondah Hwy and then into place at the Festa.

The last vehicles in the convoy will be timed for a 12pm arrival at the Festa. Once positioned, vehicles must remain on site until 6pm for the safety of Festa patrons.

Entrants into the 2019 Festa di via Verde Show’n’Shine will be in the running to win these fabulous prizes!

🇮🇹 Entry into the 2019 Targa Florio Australian Tribute representing the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges, sponsored by Yarra Ranges Tourism. Value $6500.*

🇮🇹 Penrite Oil products valued at $1000, sponsored by Penrite Oil.

What: Show’n’Shine at the Festa di via Verde
When: Saturday 16 November 2019 from 12 – 6pm
Where: Coronation Park & Green & River Streets, Healesville

In addition to prestigious cars, the Festa will be host to musical entertainment in abundance, cooking demonstrations with author Toby Puttock and The Italianos (of MKR fame), Tarantella dancing, cheese wheel racing, a tomato-throwing competition, go-karts and market stalls serving Italian food and wine for all those needing authentic Italian sustenance.

Watts River Brewing is even putting together their own Italian-style Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao beer. There will be lots of laughing and having a good time.

Stay tuned for more programming details to be announced on the website or Facebook event page.

For convenient and delightful accommodation close to the Festa di via Verde in Healesville try:

  • Graceburn Gardens – Heritage charm with modern comforts in one of Healesville’s grand homes.
  • Tuck Inn – A contemporary B&B without the doilies!
Alfa Romeo in Yarra Valley Italian Festival

Yarra Valley Italian Festival includes Targa Florio Australian Tribute in 2019

By Victoria

The Targa Florio Australian Tribute is once again proud to be one of the main attractions at the “Ciao Yarra Valley Ciao” Italian Festival in Healesville.


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 over two weeks in November.

Incorporating this year’s theme of Eat, Drink, Move, the festival will kick off in Healesville. The Festa di via Verde (Green Street Festival), will also coincide with the iconic Targa Florio Australian Tribute motor car race.

Competitors in the Targa Florio Australian Tribute got an up close and personal taste of the festival in 2018. Drivers were completing one of their many time trials as part of the festival activities. Likewise, locals in the festival watched on as a wonderful array of motor cars drove by.

Festival goers got to witness some rare cars in action. Including the gorgeous 1951 Lancia Aurelia. The elegant 1936 Delage Le Mans and the rare 1948 Tucker Torpedo, the only one of its kind in Australia.

In 2019 the Targa Florio Australian Tribute will continue to play a role in the festival by showcasing some of Italy’s finest motor cars of today and from the last century.

Stay tuned for more information about the Targa Florio Australian Tribute at as the event continues to build, starting from November 14-17, 2019.

For more information and booking details visit