How to Make the Real Ragu !

What you call Bolognese sauce in America, we call ragù in Bologna, home to one of the most popular meat-based pasta sauces the world over. Don’t be fooled by those tourist-trap menus baiting you with “spaghetti with ragù alla Bolognese”: ragù is to be consumed chiefly with tagliatelle. Other pasta … Continue reading

Sentieri Italiani Gift Certificates

It’s Time to Start Thinking About…. Gift certificates for Sentieri Italiani make the perfect gifts for the Italophiles in your life. The certificates are flexible, so they can be used for language classes, book clubs, cultural events, film nights and tours. The recipient can choose the Sentieri experience that they … Continue reading

Fertility Day in Italy by Enrica Nicoli Aldini

On September 22, Italy will inaugurate its first Fertility Day, a national initiative launched by the Minister of Health Beatrice Lorenzin to urge women to take advantage of their fertility years and make more babies in response to a falling birth rate. In 2015, Ansa reported (http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2016/07/08/italy-has-lowest-birth-rate-in-eu-eurostat-2_727d004b-8844-4e81-82a1-5248954e0d7b.html ), Italy had … Continue reading

Celebrate summer Italian style with Ferragosto on August 15

 If you have been to Europe you’re likely aware that Europeans DO take their vacations and often take them in August. Italians carry it a step further, with a cherished full-scale national holiday every August 15, “Ferragosto.” While Italians celebrate Ferragosto in many ways, the common denominator is rest from … Continue reading