Live ‘La Bella Vita’ on the Gold Coast

When Italian glam-rockers Måneskin stormed to victory at Eurovision in 2021, lovers of pasta, wine and fashion from all around the world rejoiced! But you don’t need to leave Aussie shores to experience life like an Italian – actually, you don’t even need to leave the Gold Coast…

Follow our guide below to turn your Eurovision – Australia DecidesGold Coast weekend into the ultimate Italian staycation – no passport required!


For the ultimate in luxurious, Italian designed accommodation on the Gold Coast, look no further than Palazzo Versace. Designed by the Italian fashion house, this ultimate paradise features wall-to-wall bespoke Versace furnishings, and highlights the best in Italian craftmanship. After a night in this 5-star paradise, don’t be surprised if you think you’ve suddenly woken up in Milan!

For a spot to rest your head that is closer to the GCCEC, but still oozes glitz and glamour, you can’t look past The Star Gold Coast. Why not partake in the glamorous Eurovision lifestyle, and treat yourself to one of their Starcation packages?


From the ultimate in Italian accommodation to the quintessential in Italian recreation – don’t miss the opportunity to cruise the waters of the Gold Coast from your own private luxury gondola. Why not make a romantic day of it – and serenade your partner with your favourite Eurovision tracks from EAD2022!


We can’t talk about the Italian way of life without mentioning food – and luckily Salt Meats Cheese have you covered! Book in for one of their Italian Cooking Classes and you’ll be cooking your way to Italy in no time. Or stop by their restaurant and have someone else do the work for you – did someone say Flaming Cheese Wheel?!


Speaking of food…


… by this point it feels like the Gold Coast and Torino could practically be twin cities, and we have the perfect place for your pre-show dinner. Just across the road from the GCCEC is Gemelli– a restaurant run by Italian twins! Their philosophy is to use a combination of imported products from Italy, and high-quality local quality seafood and meat.

For a chic Italian bar & dining experience, look no further than Orzo – a contemporary coastal Italian eatery that is also just a stone’s throw from the venue

A little further down the road in Burleigh Heads is La Bella Cellar. Offering a wine list that covers everything from Italian imports to local Australian drops, this is a must-visit for any discerning wine lover (and if fried gorgonzola or a rustic pizza peaks your interest, their food menu will also have you covered).

And don’t forget to grab a gelato as you head over to the GCCEC, My Gelato in Broadbeach can sort you out with a scoop or two (or three, or six…)

With all of this on offer (and so much more!) the Gold Coast is the perfect place to enhance your Eurovision – Australia Decides experience with a taste of la bella vita!