Early Registration Now Open for Fall 2019 Italian Classes

Begin, or continue, with your Italian studies at Sentieri Italiani this Fall! 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 … Continue reading

Cineforum August 24th • La Tenerezza

La Tenerezza (Holding Hands) Directed by Gianni Amelio (2017) Director Gianni Amelio finds loneliness and pain in the heart of old Naples in his character study headlined by Renato Carpentieri and Micaela Ramazzotti. La Tenerezza was liberally inspired by the book The Temptation to Be Happy, by Lorenzo Marone. Back from the hospital where … Continue reading

Staycation idea: Keep up with your Italian at Sentieri Italiani!

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). Note: These classes are strictly for those who’ve … Continue reading

Prepare for the B1 CILS Exam at Sentieri Italiani!

New Government Regulations Require Language Proficiencyto Apply for Italian Citizenship   Offered by the Università per Stranieri, the CILS exam officially certifies individuals’ Italian language skills. Students that successfully pass all sections of the exam will receive a certificate issued from the Università per Stranieri di Siena, which is recognized … 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

February 19, 2017: A good time was had by all at Sentieri’s Briscola Tournament at Bella ‘Mbriana!

Sentieri and friends had a fun evening of competitive card playing, drinks and antipasti on February 19th. After four rounds of intense play the new champions were declared — Sharon and Debora each won Sentieri memberships as a result of their formidable Briscola skills.  Watch this website for more enjoyable evenings with … 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