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Sunday 5 March 2023 Club Picnic

Sunday 26 March 2023 Trip to Matiu/Somes Island   more »

Buon Natale!

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo to all our members.   more »

Remembrance Day - Sunday 30 October 2022

10 October 2022

The Clubrooms will be open at 2.00pm and the Remembrance Liturgy will begin at 2.30pm. We are honoured to have Monsignor Gerry Burns, the Wellington Archdiocese Vicar-General, leading the Service. Following the Liturgy, we will enjoy tea, coffee and some treats...   more »

Annual General Meeting


This is a gentle reminder that our Annual General Meeting will be held this Sunday (02/10/2022) at the Clubrooms.   more »

Social Media


Follow us on social media to celebrate the rich and vibrant heritage and culture of Club Garibaldi.   more »

Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Cup Game Review – “Gianni On The Spot”

December 2019

The Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy match thankfully kicked off in dry overhead conditions, after morning rain seemed likely to dampen proceedings.   more »

Greetings! - A personal invitation

April 2019

You are invited to ‘A Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ at Club Garibaldi on Sunday 14 April starting at 2pm (until 5pm)   more »

Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Cup - Scorched In the Sunshine

November 2018

The sons' of Club Italia's George Molnar and John Esposito shone brightly in the latest edition of the Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy match in Nelson.   more »

Car Parking - Notice

February 2016

Car parks available for Club members are in the Vivian Street car park...   more »

Match Report: Club Garibaldi vs Club Italia - Mission AcCUPlished

November 2015

Fantastico! The Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy will now spend the next 12 months (and longer we hope) housed in the Club Garibaldi clubrooms following our 1-0 win in the 20th annual football game against Club Italia.   more »


Sunday, June 03, 2013

What a day it was! Once again, we were blessed with a fine, sunny day! Club Garibaldi’s 18th Festa Italiana gave us the opportunity to share our Italian heritage with all Wellingtonians – it was a huge success!   more »

Festa Italiana 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Italian community of Wellington welcomes you to a day of fun, music, singing, dancing, good food and wine.   more »


Monday, April 23, 2012

Wow! What a day it was! Club Garibaldi's 130th Anniversario Carnevale was a huge success!   more »

Alla Fine del Mondo

Monday, March 26, 2012

Club Garibaldi is proud to announce that a revised edition of its book Alla Fine del Mondo (To the Ends of the Earth) has been published and is available for sale.   more »

'Alla Fine del Mondo' 2012 Book Sponsors

Monday, March 26, 2012

'Alla Fine del Mondo' 2012 Book Sponsors   more »


Tuesday, March 06, 2012

St Patrick's College, Kilbirnie
Sunday 25 March 2012 − 10am to 4pm   more »


Wednesday November 17, 2010

By David Da Vanzo The annual Aldo Cuccurullo Cup football match was played out over Labour weekend in Wellington. The venue for the game was Te Whaea park, the new artificial pitch by the Wellington Show Buildings, and proved to be a wonderful surface on which to play a game of ...   more »


Tuesday September 21, 2010

Ginette Toscano Page, President Only a few days to go now, in fact - this coming weekend Sunday, 26 September 2010. I am really looking forward to this year's festival because it is going to show Wellington how far Club Garibaldi has progressed forward over the last 128 years. I am sure ...   more »


Tuesday August 31, 2010

You can start counting down the days till this year's festival! Now that we have a larger venue - the Westpac Stadium, let's make this the best of the best, and show ourselves off to New Zealand. You could invite friends and relatives from all over the country including Australia and Italy! ...   more »


Saturday July 31, 2010

Well, we have certainly come a long way from the first Italian Festival held at the Petone Settlers Museum in 1995 when numbers were around 1,000 attending. The festival at that time was held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition ALLA FINE DEL MONDO - The Italians in Wellington and ...   more »

The 2010 Italian Festival Press Release

Tuesday March 16, 2010

The highly popular annual Italian Festival, usually held at Chaffers Marina in March, has found a new home and will be held at a different time of the year. The festival, which this year will be in its 16th year, draws crowds of 12-15,000 at the Overseas Terminal and showcases the best ...   more »

Festival Italia 2010 has been confirmed

Sunday February 7, 2010

Club Garibaldi wish to advise that a date for Festival Italia 2010 has been confirmed. The festival will be held on Sunday, 26 September 2010 . The venue is the Westpac Stadium, Wellington . You can view more details on, .   more »

The Aldo Cuccurullo Soccer Trophy 2009

Thursday November 12, 2009

Mission accomplished ... Just !!! By David Da Vanzo Club Garibaldi held on to the Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy, but only just, in the annual soccer clash held this year in sunny conditions at Neale Park in Nelson. It was a courageous draw, given we only had two subs compared to ...   more »


Friday February 6, 2009

Club Garibaldi, established in 1882, is the oldest known surviving Italian social and cultural club in the world, outside of Italy. The Club is holding it's annual festival at The Overseas Terminal Function Centre, Oriental Bay, Wellington, from 10.00am on Sunday, 22 March 2009 . ...   more »

Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy 2008

Thursday November 13, 2008

Four seasons, two halves, one goal! By Dave Da Vanzo Four seasons of weather on the day did not detract from what was a swash-buckling cliff-hanger of a contest between Club Garibaldi and Club Italia Nelson at Crawford Green, Wellington. Supporters from both clubs turned up in ...   more »

The Italian Festa 2008

Saturday February 2, 2008

Club Garibaldi, established in 1883, is the oldest surviving Italian club in the world. The Club is holding its annual festival at the Overseas Terminal Function Centre from 10.00am on Sunday, 16 March 2008. This year's festival is again sponsored by La Bella Italia, Scopa, and ...   more »

Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy - Update

Thursday January 17, 2008

THE ALDO CUCCURULLO MEMORIAL TROPHY SOCCER CHALLENGE IN NELSON ON LABOUR WEEKEND By Lisa Devitt and Maria Colucci It was another successful weekend for both Club Garibaldi and Club Italia ... to Club Garibaldi, because of their win - and for the biggest support group to date, and ...   more »

Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy

Monday May 21, 2007

Each year Club Garibaldi and Club Italia of Nelson interact through a soccer game between representatives of the two clubs. The game is in memory of Aldo Cuccurullo, a young member of Club Italia who tragically died at a very young age. Aldo was known as a gentle giant who gave of his ...   more »

FESTIVAL ITALIA 2007 is coming

Tuesday February 20, 2007

Once again - Italy is returning to Wellington! Traditionally, Club Garibaldi has been running the Italian Festival for many years. The festival has always been well supported with in excess of 15,000 people attending a day of festivities, fine Italian food, wine, beverages and ...   more »

Founding Members

La Bella Italia

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Antonio e Luisa Cacace Fondatori Della Bella Italia in New Zealand

Antonio and Luisa Cacace Founders of La Bella Italia in New Zealand

Are proud to sponsor the Club Garibaldi website.

Mediterranean Foods


Joe and Gino Cuccurullo
Founders of Mediterranean Foods

Tony and Rosina Basile