A bit about the Italian actress, Paola Cortellesi

Italian film Scusate se esisto brings out controversial themes such as gender roles.  Architect Serena Bruna works at a restaurant in Rome.  After discovering a new architectural renovation project that she could work on, she happily threw in a bid.  However, in this male dominated field, taking on this project … Continue reading

Carnevale di Venezia!

Put on your masks because today begins the world-famous festival Carnevale! But just what is Carnevale, exactly? Like Mardi Gras, Carnevale is an annual festa that takes place during the two weeks before Lent and is one last chance for a sensory blowout before the Lenten fast begins. Not to be confused with … Continue reading

Italian Cultural Event: Briscola at Bella ‘Mbriana

Let’s Play Briscola! Saturday, February 27th, 4:00-7:00pm   Join Sentieri at Bella ‘Mbriana Caffè for a evening of Briscola, the traditional Italian card game. Learn the rules, try a practice hand and play a tournament to see who are the most skilled Briscola players in the group!  Appetizers will be served by … Continue reading

A Holiday Inspired Expression

Natale con i tuoi; Pasqua con chi vuoi. “Christmas with your parents and Easter with whomever you want.” We are about to enter the holiday season.  For some, that means getting ready to celebrate with our families, exchange gifts and cook delicious, extravagant meals that will keep us full until Spring. … Continue reading

Italian Cultural Event: Let’s Play Briscola!

Game Night: Briscola Friday, November 6th, 6:30 – 9:30pm   Join Sentieri for a night of Briscola, the traditional Italian card game. Learn the rules, try a practice hand and play a tournament to win prizes!  Light refreshment will be served “Aperitivo” style. First place winners will receive free memberships … Continue reading