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15/08 What To Do For Ferragosto In Johannesburg And Pretoria


Do you want to celebrate Ferragosto with your family and friends? The coolest festivity in Italy, Ferragosto is indeed the best way to celebrate summer and indulge in a braai or a dinner with friends. The celebration was in fact introduced over 2.000 years ago by Emperor Augustus. Originally, it was called Feriae Augusti and it was an occasion to rest at the end of the harvest, a particularly hard working season. If this winter you also felt overwhelmed by work, why don’t you take a break and join the coolest Italians in the block for a dinner and a glass of wine?

Ferragosto in Johannesburg

If you’re trying to learn Italian, there is nothing better than good company to practice your prepositions and conjugations. The Società Dante Alighieri Johannesburg is calling all the students to meet in Houghton for a Quiz Night between 5h30pm and 8h30pm. Are you NOT studying Italian yet?! You can join one of their courses today! Enrolments for Dante’s Spring courses are open until the 26th August.

But that’s not all! You can spend a dinner with your family in the Italians’ lair tonight. The restaurant Settebello at the newly refurbished Italian Club Johannesburg will treat you with pizza and special food from the ‘boot’. Their recipes can compete with nonna’s!

Fish dinner in Pretoria

Are you a fish lover? The Club Sociale Italiano in Pretoria has got you covered tonight! With a mouth watering selection of sea food prepared the Italian way, the Notte di Ferragosto is set to be a night to remember.

Brace for a sumptuous five courses meal, great music and amazing company this Ferragosto. The Club Sociale Italiano is conveniently located in Groenkloof and is open to all. For information and bookings, call Anna Maria (082 455 7437) or Bruna (082 253 8770).