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...

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...

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...

There is an Italian word, Victor di Suvero said, for what he has become: Vecchietto. “Little old man,” the 89-year-old explained, smiling. “I have shrunk four inches.” But he has kept the pace on the page; di Suvero’s 13th book of poems, Once Again, published in the fall, 64 years after his debut, Salt and the Heart’s Horizons, in 1952. And di Suv...

Nell'ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare i connazionali residenti nella circoscrizione di Los Angeles, il Consolato Generale invierà il funzionario itinerante a Santa Fe per raccogliere le impronte digitali di chi ha bisogno di rinnovare il proprio passaporto.   La missione, organizzata in collaborazione con il locale Vice Consolato O...

By Karen Peterson   The sign on North Guadalupe Street says "Pizzeria da Lino" and I've passed it a hundred or a thousand times without guessing that Lino's serves more than pizza. In fact, this small, intimate and cozy place is a trattoria – an informal Italian eatery serving pizza and pasta, certainly, but more besides.   It's...

By Mary Rezac   Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale. According to legend, and to Sr. Blandina's journal and letters, one of Billy the Kid's gang members had been shot and was on the brink of death when the doctors of Trin...

With delivery of a $22,000 check to the UNM Children's Hospital, Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) brings its total donation to the Hospital to more than $250,000. The dollars have been generated over the past nine NM Italian Film & Culture Festivals through ticket sales, sponsorships and in-kind contributions.   Members of the IFNM...