Tiago's love and enthusiasm for Lisbon shines during his presentation and makes the city history's come alive.
Tiago Neiva's Lisbon: The City of Seven Hills presentation was a great primer for anyone making their first trip to Lisbon. Tiago provided a great blend of history and a description of the varied neighborhoods that left me very excited to go to Lisbon. I highly recommend taking Tiago's course.
Having visited Lisbon for a week 3 years ago, I had a basic idea of the organization of neighborhoods and some of the principal tourist sites. However, I am now planning to return with a group of students so wanted a deeper understanding of the history and spatial understanding of Lisbon. This served my purposes well. In particular, Tiago, in an enthusiastic presentation, gave a good overview of the historical development of the city and how different neighborhoods reflect the influences of various periods and cultures. This will give me a much firmer grounding on future visits as well as a good idea of some of the important but sometimes overlooked places to visit. Additionally, Tiago was able to give a number of useful tips scattered throughout his presentation.
This was a very information and interesting presentation. Tiago's style is so engaging and his love for Lisbon infectious. I appreciated Tiago's organization of information - outline, visuals (photos, city maps. The flow of the presentation was excellent - a lot of information to share in a short amount of time but so well-organized that it was easy to follow. I enjoyed learning about the influence of geography and history on the "spirit" of the Lisbon neighborhoods discussed. Excellent!
As always Tiago is passionate about the topics hepresents. I have heard many of his courses. Highly recommend to anyway with interest in general history in the areas of his topics.