A harmony of flavors from the Maestro's own table. His music and the food he loved, replicated from recipes from sources in Verdi's home and his favorite eateries.... A six-course meal with wines, music and singers. The Consul General of Italy, the Honorable Giuseppe Perrone, is expected to be the guest of honor at the festivities with other Itali...

Ciao, Amici, here are the details of the Santa Barbara Symphony's concert dedicated to the music of Giuseppe Verdi. It will be a lovely event. Lots of good melodious and passionate music and, VERDIto make things even better, incredibly low ticket prices. We thought we would add the option of a lovely pre-concert dinner at the well-known Santa Barba...

With works by some of the greatest names in European art, Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums will examine the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art—from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century.  ...

Ciao, Amici - This year our Cinema Selection Committee chose three wonderful old movies, all comedies. In selecting these three movies, we wanted to present to our Santa Barbara audience how three famous Italian dramatic actresses actually started out in comic movies. And they are funny, lovely movies!   All movies are in Italian with Engli...

Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara presents: A BUFFET LUNCH AT LA CUMBRE COUNTRY CLUB followed by MATINEE AT THE OPERA – DON PASQUALESunday, April 28th, 2013

by George Yatchisin   "Fresh pasta versus box pasta — the difference is night and day," says Diane Harding, owner of The Pasta Shoppe (38 W. Victoria St., [805] 770-3668, thepastashoppellc.com) in the Santa Barbara Public Market. "People come in and buy our pasta from Corona del Mar, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, and all say, 'You have to ope...

E' iniziata da pochi giorni (il 24 agosto fino al 17 novembre) una mostra tutta italiana al Museo d'arte di Oklaoma City, prima tappa di un tour americano che illustra attraverso dipinti di grandi Maestri della pittura italiana dal Medioevo, passando per il Rinascimento fino al XIX secolo. Prossime tappe: l' Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canad...

How would you explain Italy to a child? This docu-film describes the hopes for the country that will be, while touching on some of the key themes of today's Italy. Director Nicola Campiotti will be in conversation with Alex Ago, Director of Programming and Special Projects at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.   The film will be screened at S...

by Lianna Nakashima   Most people go to Italian food for their carbohydrate-heavy dishes like pasta, pizza and paninis. However, many do not know the true tastes of authentic Italian cuisine from the Americanized versions they are so often exposed to.   While some restaurants strive to emulate the iconic tastes of the boot-shaped coun...

After the success of Matteo Garrone's last film, Reality, Santa Barbara dedicates 3 nights to one of the most controversial yet admired Italian directors, with a retrospective organized by UCSB Professor Anna Brusutti and co-sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Film and Media Studies department. After graduating from art school, Matteo Garr...