Special 5-Week Courses via Zoom • Fall 2020

Join Sentieri Italiani this Fall for Some Extra-Special Offerings! This Fall, take advantage of the opportunity to improve your grammar, write to/for an Italian in a variety of situations, make fresh pasta with a “pastaia” in Italy and prepare for that trip to Italy that you’ll be taking someday by… Continue reading

Cross Cultural training is available for your business needs

Become aware of the “cultural baggage” we bring to our business interactions. Develop an awareness of the differences and similarities, in life and work, between Italy and your own culture. Deepen your knowledge of Italy, its history and people, increase your knowledge of important “dos and don’ts” when you’re working… Continue reading

Zooming Into Summer 2020

Summer Quarter 2020 June 29 – August 1, 2020 (Five Weeks) Don’t let your Italian skills get rusty over the summer. Sign up now for our five-week summer session! These classes will be held via Zoom — which means that, if you like, you can enjoy your class on your… Continue reading

Cine-ZOOM #2 • September 27th • Capri-Revolution

Capri-Revolution Directed by Mario Martone   Italian director Mario Martone drew inspiration from a commune of artist-radicals that took up residence on the sun-kissed southern isle in the early 20th century. Picture a cult-like group of young people prancing naked on the rocks overlooking the Mediterranean and you have an… 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 by… Continue reading

August 15: Celebrate summer Italian-style with Ferragosto

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

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