Trinidad Italian Club
Post Office Box 377, Trinidad, CO 81082
Telephone 719-846-7217

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Paula Manini
April 17, 2007 719-846-7217

Trinidad Italian Club Bus Trip

Trinidad, CO—The Trinidad Italian Club announces their first “Andiamo!” (Let’s go!) one-day excursion for Sunday, June 3. The chartered bus trip includes lunch, a history exhibit, movie, music, and refreshments. People of all ethnic backgrounds are invited to share in the adventure.
First stop will be Cinzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant for lunch in a recreated Tuscan villa. In the piazza, trained chefs prepare eighty different dishes at fourteen cooking stations including Antipasto, Seafood, Grill, Parmesan, and Dessert. After making your choices from a dazzling array of dishes, enjoy your meal at cozy tables amidst grapevines and fountains.
After lunch, the group heads to the Colorado History Museum to see the exhibit “Preserving Colorado Communities: The Italians of Denver.” Despite its title, the exhibit does include displays about Trinidad families who moved to Denver and Italian Americans in Trinidad, Pueblo, Leadville, Silver Plume, and other communities.
In the Trinidad section, there is a display about Mary Bernarda Scavotto. Born in Louisiana in 1886, she moved to Trinidad at age three with her Sicilian immigrant parents. After graduating from a school for midwives in St. Louis, Missouri, she had a practice in Trinidad between 1905-1943.
Also featured is a display about brothers Martin and Prospero Marta from the northern Italian city of Torino. They opened the Marta Bakery on Santa Fe Trail in Trinidad in 1926. The business was known for its popular “Marta Bread.” In 1947, they sold the bakery to Louis Bergamo and Charles Cassio.
After viewing the exhibit, the bus heads back to Trinidad. On board, the movie “The Big Night” will be shown. The comedy is about brothers from Italy who open a restaurant in New York. To their dismay, diners want spaghetti and meatballs instead of continental Italian cuisine. Their big break comes when a food critic makes a reservation for dinner—leading to a funny series of events.
Aboard the bus, there will be music and light refreshments. The bus will stop at designated locations in Pueblo and Colorado Springs to pick up riders.
At least 45 people must pay in full by May 15 in order for the trip to take place. There are member and non-member rates available.
To sign up for the bus trip, trip details, and to become a club member, contact Fran Monteleone at the Pasta House or Paula Manini at the Trinidad History Museum.