Living La Dolce Vita in Benalmadena

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PUERTO MARINA: A beautiful setting for Little Italy.


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A TASTE of La Dolce Vita – the Sweet Life – came to Benalmadena’s Puerto Marina over the weekend.

Inspired by the movies of Federico Fellini it gave people the chance to sample the food, culture, cars, music and art of Italy.

There were shows and fun activities lined up for all the family over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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In keeping with the light-hearted aspect of the day, centre stage was taken by the seriously fun Abarth cars. They are racy hot hatchbacks with the sweet looks of the iconic Fiat 500, and many of those on display from the Abarth Club de Malaga were tuned to make an impressive noise!

They were joined by members of Malaga’s Vespa club who brought some fine examples of the iconic scooter along to show to the public.

The Euro Weekly News was there in the glorious weather with piles of our spectacular Success Special issue, which were quickly snapped up by people wanting to relax with a good read.

Italian food and wine was on offer to the public, with a succession of high quality concerts from the likes of Deborah Dee and Oronero plus DJ sets.

The youngsters from the Accademia Fama put on a series of excellent dance displays with a classical Italian theme based on folklore, which proved to be very much appreciated by onlookers.

One of the highlights of the weekend’s action was a parade by the Abarth Club when a police escort took them through the streets of Benalmadena.

Speaking to the EWN holidaymaker June Andrews from Surrey, UK, said: “It has been a very enjoyable time. I came to Spain for Spanish culture, now I have had the bonus of Italian too!”

Paul Varty, who lives in Marbella, was as equally impressed with the Euro Weekly News bumper edition, saying: “I pick up a copy of the EWN every Thursday because it is such a good read. There is certainly plenty to read in this week’s issue!”

Mayor of Benalmadena Victor Navas,who threw the town council’s weight behind the event, said it was fitting that the unique port of Puerto Marina should be showcasing culture from a country that is also famous for its ports and relationship to the sea.

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