Cineforum February 9th • Lazzaro Felice

Lazzaro Felice Happy as Lazzaro Directed by Alice Rohrwacher WINNER: Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival, 2018 If there is one clear takeaway from Happy as Lazzaro (Lazzaro Felice), the new film from Alice Rohrwacher, it is that her work is Italian to its core, deeply anchored in the country’s centuries-old … Continue reading

Destinazione ITALIA!

Are you planning a trip to Italy? Want to know a bit more about the language and culture than most visitors? Sentieri has a new class offering for those of you heading to Italy: Destinazione ITALIA! We look forward to welcoming you to our Italian Language and Culture Introduction. We will teach you … Continue reading

Register Now for Winter 2019 Italian Classes

Begin or continue with your Italian studies in 2019! Space is limited and classes are filling up, so hurry and register today and secure your spot in your favorite class and time! Classes will be closed as they reach the maximum number of students and all Winter registration closes December 30, 2018.  For … Continue reading

Celebrate summer Italian style with Ferragosto on August 15

By Sentieri Contributor Jack Piliponis If you have been to Europe you’re likely to be aware that Europeans DO take their vacations and often take them in August. Italians carry it a step further, with a cherished full-scale national holiday every August 15, “Ferragosto.” While Italians celebrate Ferragosto in many … 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

Sentieri Italiani Gift Certificates

It’s Time to Start Thinking About…. Gift certificates for Sentieri Italiani make the perfect gifts for the Italophiles in your life. The certificates are flexible, so they can be used for language classes, book clubs, cultural events, film nights and tours. The recipient can choose the Sentieri experience that they … 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 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