TOMBOLA! It’s the Italian “Bingo”. . .

. . . BUT IT’S FAR MORE COLORFUL AND UNIQUELY ITALIAN! Join Sentieri at Bella ‘Mbriana for an evening of  TOMBOLA !   Enjoy some traditional appetizers and your choice of an Aperol spritz or a glass of wine served by Bella ‘Mbriana while we play Tombola Napoletana. Beverages will … Continue reading

It’s March – FOLLOW UP ST. PAT’S…

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… WITH ST. JOE’S! BY JACK PILIPONIS   When you’ve finished being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, move on and enjoy St. Joseph’s Day like an Italian! It is only two days later, on March 19th. Well known as the “foster father” of Jesus, St. Joseph has been honored on … 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

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

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

Why Become an Italian citizen? 7 Benefits of Italian Citizenship

Would you like to become an Italian citizen? If you are an American citizen whose parent, grandparent, or great-grandfather was an Italian citizen, you may be eligible for dual citizenship with Italy by “Right of Blood for People of Italian Descent.” Spouses of Italian citizens are also eligible to apply … Continue reading