Lavandula's La Primavera festival honours the original Swiss-Italian migrants
who celebrated the coming of spring with song and dance.
Rosa Voto and her
troupe from the Melbourne School of Tarantella will be performing their
intoxicating songs and dances. Salvatore, will share the stories of his
homeland through song. Lina and Tony of Rose Creek Estate will be showcasing
their quality range of Italian-style wines, olive oil and preserved olives.
Mara Ripani of Village Dreaming will be putting on a special performance
called Kitchen Songs. Descendants of the original Swiss-Italian family who
once farmed the property, Faye and Boyd Thompson will give an authentic tour
of the original farmhouse.
In addition, good regional fare will be available from La Trattoria and
its wood-fired oven. Several stallholders will be showcasing their wares and