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Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016
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Tampa’s Ybor City touts its Italian heritage this weekend

TAMPA — Festa Italiana, an annual festival celebrating the local Italian community, is taking place this weekend in Ybor City.

The festival kicked off with a Wines of Italy wine tasting Thursday night and continued today with a bocce ball tournament, “Italian Idol” singing competition and Homemade Vino Competition.

On Sunday there will be a Mass at The Italian Club at 10:30 a.m. before food, live entertainment and cooking classes and competitions at Ybor’s Centennial Park.

Admission is $10 at the gate. Children under age 12 get in free. Proceeds benefit The Italian Club Restoration Fund.