Umbria: The Home of Chocolate

SORRY, YOU MISSED IT…. The History of Chocolate in Italy and A Virtual Tour of the Perugina Chocolate Factory Saturday, March 13, 2021, with Stefania Belli We learned about the history of chocolate, starting from its homeland in Mexico and tracing the path of its export, first to Europe, thanks… Continue reading

Milan: Fascism and the Second World War

SORRY, YOU MISSED IT…. A Virtual Walking Tour of Milan During Fascism Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time Presented in English   Milan was a very important city in the history of Fascism. Many events bearing on Facisms’s history took place there, from its foundation to… Continue reading

Risotto alla Milanese & How to Make It!

SORRY, YOU MISSED IT! Risotto alla Milanese Cooking Class Saturday, March 6, 2021 Italy produces more rice than any other country in Europe — in fact, rice is more popular than pasta in some of Italy’s northern regions. Perhaps the most traditional preparation of Italian rice is the classic dish… Continue reading

New Wine in Old Jars —

SORRY, YOU MISSED IT…. Bottling Roman Vintages at Oplontis B Near Pompeii Presented by Archeologist Jenny Muslin Sunday, February 7, 2021  •  4:00–5:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time) $5 with your Sentieri Membership  •  $10 for Non-Members   Like their modern Italian counterparts, the ancient Romans loved wine and believed that… Continue reading

Todi and Its Castles

SORRY, YOU MISSED IT…. La Lingua La Vita, in partnership with Sentieri Italiani, Presents a Special Seminar: Todi and Its Castles Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:00–3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time   The city of Todi, situated in Umbria — the green heart of Italy, has Umbro-Etruscan roots, which then developed… Continue reading

Exploring Cinematic Rome

Sentieri, in partnership with Italiaidea – Rome, presents Cinematic Rome Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 12:00–1:30 p.m. Since the era of silent films, Rome has provided filmmakers with spectacular sets as well as beautiful scenery. As cinema became more and more popular, the image of Rome — with its famous… Continue reading

Food Through Art

La Lingua La Vita, in partnership with Sentieri Italiani, Presents Food Through Art Saturday, February 20, 2021 1:00–3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Presented in English   The love of food has always played a leading role in the highest artistic expression. It’s contemplated in painting, sung about in opera, carefully… Continue reading

Naples: From the Studio to the Street

Artists Jed Fielding and Ginny Sykes talk about their work in the City of Secrets Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:00–5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time Presented in English   Photographer Jed Fielding and multi-disciplinary artist Ginny Sykes have each spent many years working in Italy. These good friends will share with… Continue reading

We learned, we cooked, we ate…

… with Chef Andrea Consoli On the afternoon of December 19th, Chef Andrea Consoli (of Cooking Classes in Rome) displayed his love of cooking Roman-style while teaching some Sentieri folks how to prepare some great regional dishes from his hometown. Several participants followed Chef Andrea step-by-step as he prepared Carciofi… Continue reading

Canta che ti passa with Natalja Aicardi • 12.20.20

Our Musical Holiday Happy Hour Several friends of Sentieri got together virtually to sing-along with the songstress Natalja Aicardi on the evening of December 20th. Natalja warmed us up with chakra opening so that our voices would be in peak condition. We sang together some songs of the holiday and… Continue reading