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Italia Vera

The Ultimate Italian Lifestyle Festival

Event Information

Pre-paid parking will be available for $15 on Ticketmaster. Parking for this event is $15 upon arrival. Please check back soon for the link to purchase pre-paid parking. 

Italia Vera: The Ultimate Italian Lifestyle Festival will debut at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for one day only on Saturday, September 9 with two sessions at 12:30PM and 5:30PM. This unique indoor and outdoor event will put guests right in the heart of Italy to enjoy all that makes the country and its culture great, including delectable food and wine, luxury automobiles, cutting-edge fashion and innovative home design. Italia Vera brings a real Italian experience right to Long Island.

Italia Vera will transform the newly renovated Coliseum into an Italian oasis providing guests with the ultimate Italy experience.  Guests can sample from a bevy of Italian food and celebrated wines from leading brands including Eataly, Rossopomodoro, Esca, Marcelli Formaggi and Grana Padano.  Acclaimed chefs Dave Pasternack, Cesare Casella, Billy Gallagher, and Emmy Award-winning television host Lidia Bastianich will also be in attendance.

There’s something for everyone at Italia Vera. Guests can enjoy a wide range of activities and entertainment for the entire family. Motorsport enthusiasts can check out vintage Italian automobiles as well as test drives and virtual reality driving experiences of today’s finest Italian cars. Hands-on culinary experiences will be offered on everything from Neapolitan pizza and fresh pasta making demos, olive oil seminars and tastings, to espresso masterclasses.

High quality craftsmanship and a chic sense of style have long been Italian hallmarks. The country is a global leader in fashion, kitchen, lighting, and furniture design, all of which will be on display at Italia Vera.  Showrooms will feature state-of-the-art Italian home décor brands. Guests can explore and shop the latest trend-setting fashions from Italy at pop-up boutiques, and watch master craftsmen at work in shoe-making demonstrations.   


Group Sales

Ticket Information

Tickets for the event are currently on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

General admission tickets will be available for the early bird introductory price of $59.00 until April 21. After April 21, general admission tickets are $79.00, which includes access to over 50 Italian wines and beers.  Tickets are only $9.00 for anyone under 21 years of age. The Ford Parking Lot will open two hours in advance of doors opening for an event, and parking passes can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com.

For a truly first class Italia Vera experience, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for $129.00.  VIP tickets include premium parking, early access, private lounge and bathrooms, exclusive tasting opportunities from over 50 Italian wines and beers, Urbani Truffles and other vendors.  For more information and a full list of ticket options, visit www.ItaliaVeraFest.com.

Parking Information

General doors will open one hour before each event time. The Hempstead Gate at The Ford Parking Lot will open two hours before doors. The Earle Ovington Gate, VIP Gate, and Charles Lindbergh Gate will open one hour before doors.

Parking for this event is $15 upon arrival, and acceptable forms of payment include cash and credit cards. Pre-paid parking will be available for $15 on Ticketmaster, which includes access to express lanes into the Ford Parking Lot. Please check back soon for the link to purchase.

For additional parking information, including a map and policies, please click here.

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