The new European-style Santa Barbara Public Market has one attraction in particular that has customers and casual passers-by stopping and watching. Ottavio Gnazzo works at The Pasta Shoppe and makes handmade pasta and the work is done in public.   "I think it's something you don't really see here," he said. "I do make it right in front...

Ciao, Amici – For this year's classic series of Italian cinema, we decided to offer a retrospective of the movies directed by one of the best Italian directors of the Sixties, Pietro Germi. The first two are two comedies "Italian style". If you recall Anna's definition of this typically Italian genre, the topic is a mixture of funny situa...

In order to facilitate the access to consular services by Italian citizens and Italian-American citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, the Consulate General of Italy is organizing a meeting in Santa Barbara in collaboration with COM.IT.ES, the Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Italian-American Boot Club and UNI...

In occasione della prossima missione del funzionario itienerante a Santa Barbara, il Consolato generale d'Italia a Los Angeles, insieme a Comites, Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara e Italian Book Club ha organizzato anche un seminario informativo sui servizi consolari.   Tutto si svolgerà giovedì prossimo, 12 dicembre, ne...

by Caroline Helper   Italy is home to more than 1,000 grape varieties, and a handful of the lesser-known have found a happy home in Santa Barbara County. These off-the-beaten-path varieties, most of which are native to Northern Italy, are hard enough to find outside of their native region, so the opportunity to taste homegrown versions shoul...