2015 LA FESTA DI FERRAGOSTO

THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. NO MORE RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. SORRY!!! Ciao, Amici - Why go on vacation like most Italians do to celebrate Ferragosto? We’ve got a better way to celebrate this popular Italian summer holiday. Just join us for a great Italian Festa at the Montecito’s beautiful Lower Manning Park! It will be a FABULOUS, “FUNTASTIC” FESTA DI FERRAGOSTO! And, better still, it will benefit our local students by helping us raise much-needed money for our Scholarship Fund. All for a good cause! As promised a few weeks ago, here are the details about this year's Ferragosto... Read more [...]
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ANNOUNCING “FERRAGOSTO” AND CINEMA ITALIANO CONTEMPORANEO

Ciao, Amici - I hope your Memorial Day Weekend was relaxing and enjoyable. We are now busy planning the two upcoming events Circolo Italiano organizes every summer and fall. So, get your calendars and please SAVE THE DATES!..... Read more [...]
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THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE – INTRODUCTION

This post is the first in a (non-consecutive) series on art inspired by an exhibition at theSanta Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) and by my Italian teacher and SBMA docent, Gabriella Schooley.  Entitled “Botticelli, Titian, and Beyond: Masterpieces of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums,” this exhibition explores Italian painting over six centuries from late Medieval works of the 14th century to neo-classical paintings of the 19th.  This first post focuses on the Renaissance and the defining Read more [...]
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CINEMA ITALIANO CLASSICO – MOVIE LINE-UP

Buon giorno, Amici - It is our great pleasure to announce this year's line-up of Cinema Italiano Classico. As in the past, the admission to the theater is free. This year's series is dedicated to....... Read more [...]
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