La Tenerezza (Holding Hands) Directed by Gianni Amelio (2017) Director Gianni Amelio finds loneliness and pain in the heart of old Naples in his character study headlined by Renato Carpentieri and Micaela Ramazzotti. La Tenerezza was liberally inspired by the book The Temptation to Be Happy, by Lorenzo Marone. Back from the hospital where … Continue reading
Sentieri Italiani kicked off the 2018 social scene with a nice group of card sharks gathered around the tables of MUNNO. The Briscola competition between the teams was as fierce as always. But an Aperol spritz or two, some vino and lots of really delicious food had a mellowing effect … Continue reading
On Sunday, March 12th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Via Veneto in Chicago for a specially prepared Cena Pugliese. Highlights of the dinner included fried calamari, orecchiette con rapini, risotto patate e cozze and the super tasty salsiccia Barese alla griglia which was served with fave e cicoria! Grazie … Continue reading
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… WITH ST. JOE’S! BY JACK PILIPONIS When you’ve finished being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, move on and enjoy St. Joseph’s Day like an Italian! It is only two days later, on March 19th. Well known as the “foster father” of Jesus, St. Joseph has been honored on … Continue reading
… IN TUTTA ITALIA! BY JACK PILIPONIS Like many countries with strong Catholic/Christian culture and traditions, Italy marks the weeks leading up to Lent with colorful, sensual, food- and drink-filled celebrations. In Italy, it’s called “Carnevale,” derived from Latin “carnem levare” — take the meats; in ancient times that … Continue reading