Rome in the Imagination

Presented in Partnership with Italiaidea Rome This will be the first of four artistic and literary itineraries exploring Rome in the words and images of the past. Our first itinerary takes us to the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome. Located on the west side of the Tiber just south of Vatican City,… Continue reading

A New Cooking Class ~ Live From Rome with Love!

Cooking with Chef Andrea Consoli Saturday, December 19, 2020 •  12 noon–2:00 p.m. • Presented in English The Chef Behind the Cooking Classes in Rome   For more than a decade Chef Andrea Consoli has been using his talent and passion for cooking in his family’s restaurant. Andrea and his family… Continue reading

No Festa di Natale this Year! Oh, don’t be blue….

A Musical Happy Hour with Natalja Aicardi Sunday, December 20 • 5:00 p.m. Canta che ti passa — No Xmas Blues this Year     Sing-Along with Natalja Enjoy a Holiday Happy Hour featuring • old Italian songs • some Xmas classics • evergreen tunes with a twist Bring along… Continue reading

Buon Anno 2021 — Nella Cucina di Paola

Prepare Some New Recipes in 2021 Cooking Lessons — Live from Italy! Do Some Virtual Traveling and Cooking with Sentieri Italiani! Perhaps you’re already familiar with AVANZI — Cooking with Leftovers The Italian Way, written by Daniela’s cousin Paola Nervi. Since we have shelter-in-place in common with Italy, you might… 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

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

La Cena Piemontese – A culinary visit to the Langhe

La Cena Piemontese • September 24th   On Sunday, September 24th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Osteria Langhe in Chicago’s Logan Square for an evening of slow food and fine wine. Grazie to co-owners Aldo Zaninotte and Chef Cameron Grant and the staff for giving us this opportunity to experience… Continue reading