Summer in the City? Don’t Forget Your Italian!

Keep up with your Italian skills with Sentieri this summer! We will be offering many levels of classes with our summer program: Listening, Speaking & Vocabulary – Groups 1 thru 3; Conversation – Groups 1 and 2; and the Friday Morning Book Club (strictly avanzato). We accept both mail-in and online payments for … Continue reading

Cineforum – May 5th • IO E TE

Io e Te Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci   The spirit of Italian New Wave cinema is revived in an apolitical form by Bernardo Bertolucci in this film. It’s an intimate, disorientating and highly charged encounter between half-siblings, who find themselves having to share a cramped basement flat which they cannot leave … 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

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

A Taste of Campania at Due Lire

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th Sentieri Italiani and about 40 friends filled Due Lire Vino & Cucina in Chicago’s Lincoln Square for an evening of delicious food, southern-style. Grazie to owner Massimo di Vuolo and staff for giving us an opportunity to experience an authentic taste of the cuisine of Naples.Our group … Continue reading

The 2018 Lina Tonello Scholarship Recipients

  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 … 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