Festa di Piazza

Program of the daY

8:00 am

Race starting time

8:00 am

kids' activities begin

Twilight Delights – Cookie Decorating
Fondazione Italia - Children Interaction
Francis Ruiz – Face Painting
Bubblemania – Bubble Making
Emerald Events – Kiddie Train on a Track
Heart of Zumba - Jester and stilt Walkers

9:00 am

Students at the Finish Line

Students cadets will be at the Finish Line waiting for runners and will distribute medals, swag bags and tickets

9:30 am

National Anthems

American anthem performed by Elisabetta Russo

Italian anthem performed by Gino Gaudio

9:45 am


Silvia Chiave - Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles
Joe Buscaino - Councilmen
Gino Gaudio - Presindent of LILAA

10:15 am

Raffle Drawing

It will be drawn the winners of the prizes:

2 roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Rome

2 mights stay in 2 luxury hotels in Tuscany

10:25 am

Mafalda Minnozzi

Special live performance of Mafalda Minnozzi and guitarist Paul Ricci


For over 30 years throughout North and South America and Europe, Mafalda Minnozzi has made it her life’s work to present her refined and personal take on the great contribution Italian song and style have given to the world of music and beyond. Through her many collaborations that include Lucio Dalla, Milton Nascimento and David Liebman, she has been recognized by industry and institutional figures as a kind of cultural ambassador through her work on radio, TV, film soundtracks, her over 25 albums and, of course, on stage.