- Lucca, Pienza and San Gimignano with Kate Bolton-Porciatti
- Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, and Montepulciano with Kate Bolton-Porciatti
- Certaldo, Monteriggioni, and Siena with Kate Bolton-Porciatti
About Your Expert
Kate Bolton-Porciatti is a professor of Italian cultural history and music at the Istituto Lorenzo de'Medici in Florence, where she teaches BA and MA courses in the humanities. She also lectures at the British Institute, Florence, and at the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena. Kate has published extensively as an academic and a journalist; she is a music critic for BBC Music and a travel writer for The Daily Telegraph, UK. Before moving to Italy permanently in 2005, she was a senior producer and broadcaster for BBC Arts & Classical Music in London and has won prestigious Jerusalem and Sony Awards for her programs. She did her M.Phil. thesis in Italy, exploring the musical culture of early Renaissance Florence.
Not suitable for children under age 13 (sensitive content).
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
As with all of Kate's presentations, I cannot wait until the next session. While I may not travel extensively in the future, I have verified why so many friends who have visited love this portion of Italy. Who knows in the future I might see some of these beautiful interesting spots featured in the presentations,
Wonderful presentation. We have been to all three cities and Kate covered them well. Lucca is our favorite.
This was a comprehensive and entertaining virtual tour of these three fascinating walled cities. There was a perfect blend of historical context, architecture, and art that made these towns come to life. Kate was a knowledgeable and engaging guide who made effective use of power points and videos to make viewers feel as though they were participating in an in-person tour.
As always, Kate's programs are wonderful. Love the incorporation of visiting the spots and narration and of course seeing maps help orient those of us that don't know Italy.
Kate Bolton-Porciatti is wonderful! Her lecture was just what I wished for - having been in San Giminiano in the Spring of 1956 I wanted to to remember that wonderful town and the beautiful area - she made me ache to return and see all the wonderful walled cities of Tuscany!!