Travel to Italy with Sentieri in Summer 2018

Travel to Central Italy with Sentieri Tours — where there’s something for everyone to enjoy! June 24 – July 8, 2018 Join Sentieri Tours next summer when we journey to central Italy where there’s something for everyone: medieval hill towns and country roads, museums with iconic works of art, cosmopolitan cities with sophisticated shops … Continue reading

Celebrate Carnevale …

… IN TUTTA ITALIA! BY JACK PILIPONIS   Like many countries with strong Catholic/Christian culture and traditions, Italy marks the weeks leading up to Lent with colorful, sensual, food- and drink-filled celebrations. In Italy, it’s called “Carnevale,” derived from Latin “carnem levare” — take the meats; in ancient times that … Continue reading

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

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

La Festa della Repubblica

This past Tuesday, June 2nd marked the 69th anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic. The Italian peninsula holds history that dates back to thousands of years ago, however the Italy that we know and love today started just decades ago.     Throughout the late 1800s and through half … Continue reading

A Motivational Italian Idiom

« Hai fatto 30, fai 31. » Literal Translation: “You did 30, do 31.” Meaning: Go the extra mile This idiom dates back to the year of 1517 when Papa Leone X was naming a group of cardinals.  While believing he had a group of only 30 cardinals to name, there … Continue reading