The Secret Venice

Discover the Hidden Gems on the Streets of Venice Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time Presented in English   Every visitor to Venice visits the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. But the city is also home to numerous hidden gems. On this tour, we’ll… Continue reading

The Milan of Alessandro Manzoni and The Betrothed

SORRY, YOU MISSED THIS ONE! A Virtual Walking Tour of Alessandro Manzoni’s Milan Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. C.D.S.T. Presented in English In Milan, Alessandro Manzoni wrote the novel that is the symbol of post-unification Italian literature: The Betrothed. This tour took us to see his traditional Lombardian… Continue reading

Retain Your Italian Over the Summer

Summer is just around the corner.  Having some fun in the sun is great however, summer break also means the “summer slide.”  When students return to school from summer break, they tend to forget many concepts that they had learned during the previous school year due to the lack of… Continue reading

A Motivational Italian Idiom

« Hai fatto 30, fai 31. » Literal Translation: “You did 30, do 31.” Meaning: Go the extra mile This idiom dates back to the year of 1517 when Papa Leone X was naming a group of cardinals.  While believing he had a group of only 30 cardinals to name, there… Continue reading

Sentieri Italiani – Book Club – Summer 2013

Sundays, July 28 through August 25, 1-3pm Led by Daniela Cavallero “Scontro di civiltà per un ascensore a piazza Vittorio”, by Amara Lakhous Join Sentieri in a Sunday afternoon discussion group that will explore this remarkable novel suitable for intermediate and advanced Italian students. Summer 2013’s book is a compelling… Continue reading