by Robert Gallo   When in Rome is not an ideal to which Ambra Tesori aspires. In fact, the native of Rome Italy, whose heritage spans seven generations, is more at home with America's free Enterprise system and making it on her own. In Italian, we would consider her to be molto in gamba. "I am a self-taught artist, and enjoy exploring diffe...

Never before has one of the world's most treasured countries and cultures brought its best cinema, art and food to one of the most desired travel destinations in America, but there is always a first time. That first time is CineFesta Italia in Santa Fe, New Mexico and it starts June 1st.   Although tickets can be purchased for individual fil...

Cancelled due to a conflict with the Santa Fe Opera, this special dinner event is back on the front burner. So, what happens when New Mexico's foremost olive oil expert collaborates with the Osteria d'Assisi's acclaimed executive chef? The answer: a special event menu to die for at the Osteria d'Assisi in Santa Fe on Wednesday, September 16 at 6pm...

by Italian Culture Center of New Mexico   When Pia Lima came to New Mexico from California in 2012 she thought she would be vacationing for 3 months in Taos before proceeding to the East Coast - little did she know that 4 years later, two cultural associations and a score of International exchange agreements would translate into a...

In Italia la sua vicenda è poco conosciuta. Ma nel Far West la sua storia ha il sapore del mito. E adesso l'arcidiocesi di Santa Fe, riferisce l'agenzia Ansa, vorrebbe che Blandina Segale, la «suora più veloce del West» che nell'Ottocento confrontava banditi come Billy The Kid e aprì nella nuova frontiera americana ospedali e scuole, salisse al più...

by Michael Abatemarco  The realist paintings of Vincent Figliola, an award-winning former art director and creative advertising director, are tinged with a touch of the surreal. His Tchaikovsky's Sky, for instance, depicts a godlike conductor held aloft by clouds, and in one of his self-portraits, a ballerina in miniature dances gracefully on...

Los Angeles Consul General Giuseppe Perrone has appointed Cavaliere Lino Pertusini of Santa Fe as New Mexico's second Honorary Consul, working with Rosalba Maniaci to represent the Italian Consulate in our state.   The duties of the office of Honorary Consul range from the promotion of Italian language and culture to the promotion of trade b...

Santa Fe is jam-packed with entertaining activities all summer long. This year, a touch of Italy is being added to the menu, with this week's CineFesta Italia, a celebration of the film (and food) of Italy, as well as a monthlong cultural celebration. Santa Fean Lisa Contarino, executive director of the festival, explains that there's a connection...

CineFesta Italia is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Italian Film and Cultural Festival to take place during the month of June in charming Santa Fe, New Mexico. The event of films, artisanship, food and culture benefits local charities.   The opening weekend Film Fest, running Wednesday, June 1st, through Sunday, June 4th, is a celebration...

Consul General Perrone is going to pay his first official visit to New Mexico on April 14-16, during which he will be received by the Governor of the State, Susana Martinez.   The Consul General will meet with Italian individuals and associations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos in order to reinforce the Italian presence in the State and to...