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Starting off with the "iconic sites" (Uffizi Gallery, Duomo, Accademia) and proceeding through other great sites (e.g., Palazzo Pitti, the Gardens, important churches), Kate related an interesting and succinct view of Florence highlights. Also, food and drink recommendations were mentioned along with fun things to do (sail along the Arno River, patronize artisans. Easy to get to sites outside of Florence were also described. The seminar had an addendum of resources forwarded to viewers which was full of helpful information. Photos, short video shots on site and speaker commentary enhanced the presentation. A wonderful, wonderful learning experience!
Kate brought up new and exciting things to do in Florence. I definitely want to look into some of them when I am able to return there. She thoroughly covers so much territory.
Kate Bolton-Porciatti takes one on an armchair trip through Florence and Tuscany. I always learn something new, always find a new place to visit when I take her classes. She is the best guide, imparting knowledge without being over-bearing or professorial.... I highly recommend any Context Conversation offered by Kate.
Kate Bolton-Porciatti is committed to informed attention to the best parts of art, architecture, food and music in Florence's cultural life. I found many things to note (going to Florence again in about 3 weeks). She avoids cliches and advises on how to avoid crowds of tourists. Highly recommended for travelers!
Kate was outstanding again. I learn so much from her presentations and thoroughly enjoy them!