Springtime Briscola!

Briscola at Sentieri! Sunday, April 28, 2024 • 2–4 p.m. Join us for a fun afternoon of … … Briscola (along with Scopa) is one of those card games that almost everyone in Italy knows — it is also known in most other Mediterranean countries. Briscola is easy to learn… Continue reading

Genova Event • May 4, 2024

Free Zoom Presentation (in Italian) by  A Door To Italy, Italian School Learn more about all that Genova has to offer Saturday, May 4, 2024 • 11 a.m. – 12 noon “…Vedrai una città regale, addossata ad una collina alpestre, superba per uomini e per mura, il cui solo aspetto la… Continue reading

Registration for Spring 2024 Classes Is Open

See our  ITALIAN CLASSES FOR ADULTS  page on our website for class descriptions and further registration information. Continue reading

Sunday Afternoon Book Club • Spring 2024

For Intermediate and Advanced Levels Beppe Severgnini spent a year in Washington D.C. This book is his attempt to describe to Italians what life in the U.S. is like. His writing style is lively and entertaining and he has some nice insights into the American character. Un Italiano in America … Continue reading

Prepare for the B1 CILS Exam with Sentieri Italiani!

Italian 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 who successfully pass all sections of the exam will receive a certificate issued from the Università per Stranieri di Siena, which is recognized by… 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

La Festa della Repubblica

This past Tuesday, June 2nd marked the 69th anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic. The Italian peninsula holds history that dates back to thousands of years ago, however the Italy that we know and love today started just decades ago.     Throughout the late 1800s and through half… Continue reading