You didn’t need to be multi-lingual this weekend if you visited the Festival Market in Morecambe to know that the tantalising treats on offer there were truly 'delizioso'!
Not only that but the weather finally came through and helped to make any visitors to the visiting Italian Market feel as they were in Naples, Sicily or Florence.
Sixty metres of additional stalls arrived on Saturday morning and set up with the Italian flags on their gazebo roofs proudly on display housing mouth-watering Italian food such as calzone, arancina (rice balls) stuffed with various fillings, chilli spiced ricotta cheese, olive oils, sun- dried tomato focaccia and olives, to name just a small selection of the savoury food on offer.
For the sweet toothed, there was a huge selection of Italian biscuits, ice cream, pastries, fudges, liquorice, nuts and dried fruits.
For anyone strong willed enough to avoid and amazing array of edible temptations there was the unique and beautiful Murano glass jewellery (which is made on an island near Venice), clocks and mirrors on offer too.
The Italian market added to the already substantial offer from Lancaster City Council's Festival Market, which offers customers 108 stalls and shops. The combined offer of both markets meant that parking spaces were at a premium as people flooded in to sample some bargains by the sea.