Italian culture, cuisine and cars rev up Casa Belvedere

Sep 25, 2015 993

by Rob Bailey

Want to help jumpstart Staten Island's Italian Cultural Foundation? The weekend of Sept. 26-27, atop picturesque Grymes Hill, the landmark mansion known as Casa Belvedere presents Motori D'Italia — an Italian car show — a major highlight of its annual Festa D'Italia benefit.

Proceeds from "all facets of this signature fundraiser will benefit the ongoing restoration and renovation of the not-for-profit's historically significant structure as well as the Foundation's numerous arts, cultural and educational programs." The two-day benefit takes place on the sprawling open grounds and highlights both classic and modern Italian motor vehicles: Alfa Romeos, Ferraris, Fiats, Lamborghinis and Maseratis.

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