Cineforum December 7th • BANGLA

BANGLA  Directed by Phaim Bhuiyan (2019) Phaim Bhuiyan’s directorial debut is based on his own experiences and brimming with witty observations, Bangla is an endearing and relevant story about integration and identity. Phaim (played by the director himself) is a 22-year-old Italian of Bangladeshi origin. He lives with his family in Rome’s … 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? Fall Session • Destinazione ITALIA  Class Begins Friday, October 11th   We look forward to welcoming you to our Italian Language and Culture Introduction. We will teach … Continue reading

Early Registration Now Open for Winter 2020 Session

Begin, or continue with, your Italian studies at Sentieri Italiani in the New Year! Space is limited and classes often fill up quickly, so hurry and register today to secure your spot for your favorite class and time! For absolute beginners, there’s Basic 1. For returning students or new students with … Continue reading

New scholarship opportunity at Sentieri…

…THE CELESTE MARTIN SCHOLARSHIP Celeste Martin was a dear friend of mine who passed away on August, 11, 2019. When Celeste and Jim bought the apartment across from me a few years ago, my main concern was that I had now to share my back porch with who knows what … 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 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 led 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 Italy: The Sara Leonard Scholarship

The Sara Leonard Scholarship — My Italy 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