Cineforum December 7th • BANGLA

BANGLA  Directed by Phaim Bhuiyan (2019) Phaim Bhuiyan’s directorial debut is based on his own experiences and brimming with witty observations, Bangla is an endearing and relevant story about integration and identity. Phaim (played by the director himself) is a 22-year-old Italian of Bangladeshi origin. He lives with his family in Rome’s … Continue reading

Briscola, Buffet & BYOB!

Sunday, November 3, 2019, from 4–8 p.m., at Sentieri Italiani What’s That Game I Always See Those Italian Men Playing? Briscola, along with Scopa, is one of those card games that almost everyone in Italy knows — it is also known in most other Mediterranean countries. Briscola is easy to … Continue reading

Destinazione ITALIA!

Are you planning a trip to Italy in the near future? Want to know a bit more about the language and culture than most visitors? Fall Session • Destinazione ITALIA  Class Begins Friday, October 11th   We look forward to welcoming you to our Italian Language and Culture Introduction. We will teach … Continue reading

New scholarship opportunity at Sentieri…

…THE CELESTE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP Celeste Martin was a dear friend of mine who passed away on August, 11, 2019. When Celeste and Jim bought the apartment across from me a few years ago, my main concern was that I had now to share my back porch with who knows what … Continue reading

Celebrate summer Italian style with Ferragosto on August 15

By Sentieri Contributor Jack Piliponis If you have been to Europe you’re likely to be 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 … Continue reading

Prepare for the B1 CILS Exam at Sentieri Italiani!

New Government Regulations Require Language Proficiencyto Apply for Italian Citizenship   Offered by the Università per Stranieri, the CILS exam officially certifies individuals’ Italian language skills. Students that successfully pass all sections of the exam will receive a certificate issued from the Università per Stranieri di Siena, which is recognized … Continue reading

Briscola + Apericena = Fun Evening!

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

And to all a good night!

It wasn’t the night before Christmas but Sentieri Italiani and company enjoyed themselves as if it were! Our friends from MUNNO prepared an especially delicious buffet, and live entertainment, featuring Natalja Aicardi on vocals and Gary Cestaro playing the keyboard, added to the festive mood of the night. Sentieri’s traditional raffle … Continue reading

A Taste of Campania at Due Lire

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th Sentieri Italiani and about 40 friends filled Due Lire Vino & Cucina in Chicago’s Lincoln Square for an evening of delicious food, southern-style. Grazie to owner Massimo di Vuolo and staff for giving us an opportunity to experience an authentic taste of the cuisine of Naples.Our group … Continue reading