Celebrating « La Pasquetta » in Italy.

“Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi.” (“Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you like.”) So goes the saying that Italians like to invoke on Easter weekend and, specifically, on Easter Monday or Pasquetta (literally: “Little Easter”). A national holiday, nearly everything shuts down and Italians go fuori … 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 Teaching Methods

Recently, we came across a journal by the ALL (Association for Language Learning),  to which Dr. Daniela Cavallero (president of Sentieri) contributed an article about her experiences as an Italian professor.  What she wrote defines her teaching approach: When it comes to teaching a language, teaching the culture must follow.  Even … 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

Daniela Cavallero’s Interview on RAI

Daniela Cavallero, Sentieri’s founder, was recently interviewed by Francesca Alderisi, the host of the talk show called “Cara Francesca” on Italy’s RAI TV.  On her show, Francesca speaks with fellow Italians living abroad about their experiences outside of Italy. As some of us may know, Daniela has quite a story. As she tells Francesca, … Continue reading

A Second Chance at Italian Dual Citizenship

If you are a US citizen with Italian ancestry you could be eligible for Italian citizenship by descent! In Italy, citizenship comes not from being born in the country, but from being born to an Italian parent.  Until very recently, Italian women could only pass down this citizenship “by descent” to their … Continue reading

Food & Wine Tour of Piedmont: A Review

Susan Croce Kelly, author and former editor and publisher of  Ozarks Magazine, writes about her amazing traveling experiences in northern Italy. Travelling with her husband and several cousins on a Sentieri tour to Italy’s Piedmont region, Susan is on a journey to reconnect with her family roots and to taste traditional Piedmontese cuisine. … Continue reading