Ciao Ballymoney Businesses!

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A Taste of Italy comes to Ballymoney! on Friday 2nd to Sunday 11th May.

The Giro d’Italia is one of the cycling world’s elite and iconic events held in the same esteem as the Tour de France. It commands a huge worldwide audience of approx. 775 million and it is coming to Ballymoney!

In celebration of this occasion, businesses are encouraged to get involved in a Taste of Italy for ten days in the lead up to Giro D’Italia. Shops may wish to dress their windows in the official race colour, pink, while restaurants and bars may wish to offer Italian themed menus/nights The Giro D’Italia Toolkit can be downloaded in full

Some Ideas to think about for Ballymoney’s ‘A Taste of Italy’


Italian Themed Menus: Put pizza, lasagne and spaghetti on the menu!

Italian Party Nights: Plan fancy dress discos, music evenings

Italian Wine & Beer Promotions: Ask your suppliers for Nastro Azurro, Peroni, pinot grigio, prosecco, chianti and offer samples/promotions to your customers

Italian coffee and desserts: Offer something sweet alongside authentic Italian brew. Tiramisu, pannacotta and Neapolitan ice cream to name but a few.


Italian Fashion & Accessories Promotions highlight the Italian brands your outlet has to offer, display them in your windows, giving them greater prominence during the 10-day event (Armani fragrances, D&G watches, Marco Tozzi footwear, Remus Uomo suits)

A Taste of Italy in your windows with Italian brands, flair and Italian-American filmstars! (Sophia Loren, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino)

A Taste of Italy in your shop floor with some Italian music! (Bocelli, Pavarotti, Italian Accordion)

Let us know how you and your business plan to be involved, so we can include your business in our promotions, on as well as on Facebook “Ballymoney Town Centre”

Link to A Taste of Italy Event Page on Facebook

Rispondimi presto! (Write back soon!)