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Salerno: Crown Jewel of the Amalfi Coast with Danielle Oteri
Salerno: Crown Jewel of the Amalfi Coast with Danielle Oteri

Salerno: Crown Jewel of the Amalfi Coast with Danielle Oteri


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Salerno is often overlooked by the millions of tourists who visit the Amalfi Coast every year in favor of Positano, though it is one of Italy's most fascinating cities. Originally a Roman city that was rebuilt by the Norman kings in the Middle Ages to be an essential port for Crusaders and luxury goods between Europe and the Middle East, Salerno's history is rich and colorful. Salerno is home to the world's first medical school and the bones of Saint Matthew the Evangelist. Heavily bombed during World War II, Salerno's cathedral still bears the scars but is full of unlabeled treasures that reward in-the-know visitors.

Led by an expert on Southern Italy, this lecture will explore Salerno's surprising history and give practical advice to travelers who wish to visit Salerno. Designed to inform curiosity and future travels, participants will come away with an increased appreciation for the cultural opportunities available on the Amalfi Coast.

Danielle Oteri is an expert on Roman, medieval and Renaissance art. She was a Lecturer at the Met Cloisters for fifteen years and has been Program Director of the International Center of Medieval Art since 2008. Danielle has written about art, history, food and travel for Conde Nast Traveler, Gothamist, NPR and Roads & Kingdoms. She is the founder of Feast on History and Arthur Avenue Food Tours.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

60 minutes

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Toni Criscuolo (East Haven, US)
A Hidden History Treasure

There is so little really available on Salerno province and much of Southern Italy that I jumped on this talk. Salerno is ancient and at the crossroads of empire and conquest. This talk contained a little of everything. It moved along well and Danielle is knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. If you want to know about the South beyond Amalfi and Pompei, this is a good place to start!! Enthusiastically recommend!

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Sandi S (Palo Alto, US)
Great Talk.by Danielle. Makes me want to go to Salerno!

The talk was really interesting and so well presented. Looking forward to other talks by Danielle.

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J (Vancouver, CA)
Somewhere we might have missed

Great talk and will try to get there soon!

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Horace Dowdy (Blacksburg, US)

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Toni Criscuolo (East Haven, US)
A Hidden History Treasure

There is so little really available on Salerno province and much of Southern Italy that I jumped on this talk. Salerno is ancient and at the crossroads of empire and conquest. This talk contained a little of everything. It moved along well and Danielle is knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. If you want to know about the South beyond Amalfi and Pompei, this is a good place to start!! Enthusiastically recommend!

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Sandi S (Palo Alto, US)
Great Talk.by Danielle. Makes me want to go to Salerno!

The talk was really interesting and so well presented. Looking forward to other talks by Danielle.

J
J (Vancouver, CA)
Somewhere we might have missed

Great talk and will try to get there soon!

H
Horace Dowdy (Blacksburg, US)

Guest did not leave comment