Musica Italiana

Sentieri Italiani Presents an Evening of Musica Italiana   Join Sentieri Italiani for an enjoyable night of Italian music from the 18th century through now — including Neapolitan songs, opera arias, Italian pop hits from the 60s and 70s, and more! Featuring Italian-American jazz and cabaret singer Robert Rodi on vocals and Neal Alger on guitar. … Continue reading

Cineforum April 13th • The Place

The Place Directed by Paolo Genovese (2017) If Perfect Strangers investigated the darkest sides of those who move among us, The Place explores the black souls that live within us. The man sitting at the bar, day and night (brought to life by Valerio Mastandrea), gives directions to people who turn … Continue reading

Spring 2019 Italian Classes

Begin or continue with your Italian studies this Spring! Space is limited and classes will fill up soon, so hurry and register today and secure your spot in your favorite class and time! For absolute beginners, there’s a Basic 1. For returning students or new students with prior study, there are the higher … Continue reading

Destinazione ITALIA!

Are you planning a trip to Italy in the near future? Want to know a bit more about the language and culture than most visitors? Summer Session • Destinazione ITALIA  Class Begins June 15th   We look forward to welcoming you to our Italian Language and Culture Introduction. We will teach you … 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

The 2019 Lina Tonello Scholarship

In 2009, on September 27th, Daniela Cavallero’s mother passed away. Lina Tonello was a woman who strongly encouraged Daniela throughout her life. This inspiration and support lead Daniela to open the Italian school known to all of us as Sentieri. In 2009, to honor her mother’s memory, Daniela had instituted … 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

Regional Dining — CAMPANIA!

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th “Vedi Napoli e poi muori.”   You’ll experience a taste of Naples when dining at Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in vibrant Lincoln Square. Their dynamic menu highlights authentic recipes from the region of Campania that are prepared with seasonal and local ingredients with … Continue reading

My Florence: The Sara Leonard Scholarship

The Sara Leonard Scholarship — My Florence I met Sara Leonard many years ago when I was teaching at the Italian Cultural Institute. When I left she followed me to Sentieri Italiani along with other students. She stayed with me through all the years. I really admired Sara; she was smart, … Continue reading