Art and Architecture of Southern Italy with Danielle Oteri

Art and Architecture of Southern Italy with Danielle Oteri


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Join us as we venture off-the-beaten-track to southern Italy. We will explore the art and architecture that travelers often overlook and prove that there is more than just Pompeii to surprise and delight south of Rome!

This seminar will show you the treasures of Southern Italy, many of which are practically unknown outside Italy, even the sites and places with UNESCO World Heritage status. Designed to inspire future travels beyond Florence, Venice, and Rome, participants will come away knowing about the Greek temples at Paestum, the Byzantine mosaics in Palermo, the world's largest palace at Caserta, and the cave paintings of Matera.

Led by an expert on art history, Danielle Oteri, this interactive seminar will explore the marvels of Italy south of Rome. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the lesser-known treasures of Europe.

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.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
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N.R. (Ottawa, CA)
Super talk on Southern Italy art and archeology highlights

Danielle’s 90 minute talk through 5 key sites in Southern Italy was superbly prepared and delivered - combining history, maps, older and current photos, detailed images and lively talk. Highly recommend. Clearly a very experienced presenter and art historian who adores southern Italy. I will sign up for anything she presents!

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E.K. (New York, US)
Fantastic session: Art and Architecture of Southern Italy

This is the second online session I've joined, which is led by Danielle Oteri. Danielle is incredibly knowledgeable about all things Italy and, in particular art, history, and architecture. Her passion for the subject matter rings through in the thoroughness of her presentations. The wonderful photos immediately transport you to the locations being discussed and the use of other visual aids walk the participant through the subject matter in an incredibly clear fashion. I've missed the ability to travel during COVID and while it's not the real deal, Danielle's classes bring us very close to the experience of being in these places.

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amelia l. (Chicago, US)
Excellent introduction to Southern Italy Art and Architecture

Danielle Oteri is an expert on Medieval Italian Art and Architecture, and she is also an expert presenter with a great attention to quirky details! During this lecture she introduced sites that I had never heard of, and simultaneously drew me deeper into a few sites that I thought I was familiar with. Her references to contemporary literature, ancient mythology, a broad span of Southern Italian history, technology, and religion were sprinkled with travel recommendations in case we plan to see these sites ourselves. I really want to follow the monks during the referenced hiking trip now! It was also fun to interact with other attendees via "chat." Her presentation style, stories, and rich slides kept me alert and fascinated... and shocked when she began wrapping up the lecture. Was that really 90 minutes?! I hope to catch more of her lectures. And applaud her for presenting on the frequently overlooked yet brilliant world of Southern Italy.

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Sandra S -- Boston (Saugus, US)
A Much Needed Look at Southern Italy Gems

Just as Danielle stated, these 4 sites are not visited as much as others but do merit a consideration! What a mix: a huge palace, a cathedral full of beautiful gold mosaics, an area with cave churches, and temples from antiquity. A nice description of each with a brief historical background was provided. The photos were amazing -- many of her own. Resources for further reading were including. I particularly loved this session as it brought back memories of visiting 2 of them (Caserta, Monreale).

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Judith Edmund (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Lots of new information

Very interesting. She presented information about sites in southern Italy that were new to me.

Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
81%
(13)
13%
(2)
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6%
(1)
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N.R. (Ottawa, CA)
Super talk on Southern Italy art and archeology highlights

Danielle’s 90 minute talk through 5 key sites in Southern Italy was superbly prepared and delivered - combining history, maps, older and current photos, detailed images and lively talk. Highly recommend. Clearly a very experienced presenter and art historian who adores southern Italy. I will sign up for anything she presents!

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E.K. (New York, US)
Fantastic session: Art and Architecture of Southern Italy

This is the second online session I've joined, which is led by Danielle Oteri. Danielle is incredibly knowledgeable about all things Italy and, in particular art, history, and architecture. Her passion for the subject matter rings through in the thoroughness of her presentations. The wonderful photos immediately transport you to the locations being discussed and the use of other visual aids walk the participant through the subject matter in an incredibly clear fashion. I've missed the ability to travel during COVID and while it's not the real deal, Danielle's classes bring us very close to the experience of being in these places.

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amelia l. (Chicago, US)
Excellent introduction to Southern Italy Art and Architecture

Danielle Oteri is an expert on Medieval Italian Art and Architecture, and she is also an expert presenter with a great attention to quirky details! During this lecture she introduced sites that I had never heard of, and simultaneously drew me deeper into a few sites that I thought I was familiar with. Her references to contemporary literature, ancient mythology, a broad span of Southern Italian history, technology, and religion were sprinkled with travel recommendations in case we plan to see these sites ourselves. I really want to follow the monks during the referenced hiking trip now! It was also fun to interact with other attendees via "chat." Her presentation style, stories, and rich slides kept me alert and fascinated... and shocked when she began wrapping up the lecture. Was that really 90 minutes?! I hope to catch more of her lectures. And applaud her for presenting on the frequently overlooked yet brilliant world of Southern Italy.

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Sandra S -- Boston (Saugus, US)
A Much Needed Look at Southern Italy Gems

Just as Danielle stated, these 4 sites are not visited as much as others but do merit a consideration! What a mix: a huge palace, a cathedral full of beautiful gold mosaics, an area with cave churches, and temples from antiquity. A nice description of each with a brief historical background was provided. The photos were amazing -- many of her own. Resources for further reading were including. I particularly loved this session as it brought back memories of visiting 2 of them (Caserta, Monreale).

J
Judith Edmund (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Lots of new information

Very interesting. She presented information about sites in southern Italy that were new to me.