La Vita e’ Bella Italian Festival turns Winter Park into an authentic Italian village July 11-13 |

La Vita e’ Bella Italian Festival turns Winter Park into an authentic Italian village July 11-13

The La Vita e’ Bella Italian Festival recreates the atmosphere of an Italian mountain village in Winter Park on July 11-13, complete with a central piazza, food and wine, exhibitors and seven performances under the big top by the authentic Zoppe’ Italian Theatrical Family Circus.This three-day festival at Winter Park Resort will include an Italian vendor village and artisans, Italian food, wine tastings, and live Italian music featuring the Rich Italiano Quintet, J. Gerardi and Friends Italian Combo, Sal Martorano & Swing Shift, The Four Amicis and more. There will also be an Italian car exhibit featuring the winners of the 2008 Automezzi, Colorado’s celebration of Italian motoring, bocce demonstrations, world champion pizza toss artist, Jay Sherman, and, of course, Zoppe’ Italian circus performances. The festival is free, and tickets to the Zoppe’ circus performances are $15 for adults, $5 for children six to 12 and free for children 5 and under. To order tickets to the circus, visit, Call (800) 903-7275 or (970) 726-4118, or call Winter Park Central Reservations at (800) 490-6353. In 1842, Napoline and Ermenegilda Zopp founded Circo Zopp near Venice, Italy and their vision lives on as Zopp, a traditional one-ring European circus. Join the Zopp family on their journey to an enchanted, thrilling world far from our digital age – to a world of acrobatics, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowns and lots of audience participation. Always charming and sometimes thrilling, Zopp is an intimate, involving experience. For you animal lovers, the Zoppe’ Circus only uses two horses, one miniature horse and 12 dogs. All the animals are treated with the utmost care, and you are welcome to meet the Zoppe’ family, meet the animals, and see how they are taken care of.