Leonardo da Vinci was a genius, a virtuoso and a visionary. His studies, inventions and works of art created during his life from 1452 to 1519 make him the consummate Renaissance man. He drew early concepts for the car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute and much more, but his legacy is best seen today in such works as the “Mona Lisa,” “The Vit...

It’s been a long road for an Italian handbag designer who is setting up business in Santa Fe and launching her first product to coincide with the opening of The Santa Fe Opera’s Lucia Di Lammermoor. The initial handbag, the Lucia Clutch, set to be launched June 29 with the opening of the Italian opera, is an embossed leather pressed on a hand-ca...

Opportunity knocked in a big way when Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) searched for a larger venue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its popular annual flagship event, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. A fundraiser for disadvantaged kids, the multi-day festival was bursting at the seams of its traditional theater and event venues, an...

When Gaetano Donizetti’s operatic tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor opens at the Santa Fe Opera in July, women touched by the tragic-romantic performance can bury their memories in a new, authentic Italian “Lucia Clutch” handbag. The handmade leather clutch comes from artisan workshops in Italy through a limited-edition offering by Santa Fe startup “ital...

Life on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, a haven for lost and stranded migrants from Africa, is the subject of director Gianfranco Rosi’s 2016 Oscar-nominated documentary Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) which shows the uneasy relationship between the native islanders and the migrant families who struggle to establish new lives for themselves. If you mis...

Date: from Thursday, June 01, 2017 to Sunday, June 04, 2017. Organized by : Cinefesta Italia. Entrance : With fee. Location:Santa Fe, New Mexico Annual event of films, artisanship, food and culture, which lasts an entire month and simultaneously benefits local charities. The opening weekend features Italian cinema while the rest of the month highli...

The ever popular, always fun, IFNM Bocce Tournament rolls again in Albuquerque. Only 6 two-person team slots left. Register now for the most fun you can have without getting arrested! Saturday, May 20, 2017. 8:00 AM – Approx. 5:00 PM and Sunday, May 21, 2017. 12:00 PM - Approx. 4:00 PM. The North Domingo Baca Park. 7521 Carmel NE, Albuquerque (turn...

CineFesta Italia returns to one of the most desired travel destinations in America. Combine a carefully curated selection of Italian feature films with delicious Italian cuisine and set them in historic Santa Fe, NM and you’ve got the perfect weekend getaway. Or plan on staying an extra few days to enjoy the world-renowned art and cuisine of Santa...

Back in the mid-90s, if you wanted to develop an ear for the Italian language, practice your own conversation skills, or simply network with like-minded lovers of Italian culture, you showed up at the Double Rainbow coffee shop on Central Avenue in Albuquerque on Saturday mornings, ordered a cappuccinoand headed for the section with the most animat...

With a taste of Italy mixed in with a New York attitude, Bob and Kim Yacone have baked a pizza pie that tantalized the palates of the International Pizza Expo held in Las Vegas Nevada in late March. “The secret is there is no secret,” said Bob Yacone, owner of Deming’s Forghedaboudit Authentic New York Italian Restaurant. “I use fresh ingredients l...