Summer Offerings 2021

Summer Quarter 2021 July 19 – August 21, 2021 (Five Weeks) Don’t let your Italian skills get rusty over the summer. Sign up now for our five-week summer session! These classes will be held via Zoom — so, if you like, you can participate in class at home on your… Continue reading

Artisanal Venice

Discovering the Tradition of Artisanal Venetian Creations Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time Presented in English A visit to the splendid Fondaco dei Tedeschi (German warehouse), a historic building from the year 1300, where merchants from the north traded their wares with the Venetians. It… Continue reading

Nella Cucina di Paola • Summer 2021

La Cucina Ligure Do Some Virtual Traveling and Cooking with Sentieri Italiani! Sundays, July 25–August 22, 2021 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.   Daniela’s cousin Paola is back! For this summer session, she’ll be cooking in the style of Liguria, the region just south of Piemonte. These special cooking classes will… Continue reading

Milan’s Brera District

ZOOMING LIVE FROM MILAN…. Brera and the Boom Sunday, May 30, 2021 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time Presented in English Today, the village of Brera, with its cobblestone lanes, its wrought-iron balconies and its fashionable restaurants, is a tiny jewel. But its history is complex and fascinating. At… Continue reading

Destinazione ITALIA! • Summer 2021

Are you hoping to visit Italy sometime in the future? Want to know a bit more about the language and culture than most visitors? Destinazione ITALIA offered by Sentieri Italiani might be just the ticket! Next Five-Week Course Starts Tuesday, July 20, 2021! We look forward to welcoming you to… Continue reading

Explore Central Rome with Sentieri & Italiaidea-Rome

LIVE FROM ROME…. A Virtual Walking Tour of Campo de Fiori and the Jewish Neighborhood Saturday, May 15, 2021 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time Presented in English   This Zoom event is an introduction to Rome’s central zone, found between the Campo de Fiori and the Jewish quarter.… 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

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