The Real Housewives of the Vesuvian Coast with Danielle Oteri

The Real Housewives of the Vesuvian Coast with Danielle Oteri


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Wealthy Romans who were required to act conservative and austere in Rome would vacation on the Vesuvian coast, an ancient version of Las Vegas or Miami.

The Villa Oplontis in the town of Torre Annunziata is a stunning view into the world of Pompeii’s wealthy citizens at the time of the city’s destruction. Rumored to have once been occupied by Nero’s wife Poppea, the Villa is one of the most active sites for archeologists in Italy.

This conversation will take you inside, to see the zebra painted walls that designated the routes the servants could walk, the infinity pool once lined with fish tanks where revelers could choose their dinner, and the neighboring warehouse where osteo-archaeologists are studying the remains of the people who died there while waiting to be rescued by boat.

Led by Danielle Oteri, an expert on art, food and history of Southern Italy, this interactive seminar will educate listeners to this unusual and intriguing topic. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a vivid picture of life in Pompeii during the 1st century C.E.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
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Sandra S -- Boston (Saugus, US)
Fantastic Intro to a Less Known Preserved Site post Vesuvius Eruption

This seminar by Daniella Oteri really opened my eyes to another archeological site that perished after the Vesuvius eruption. Did not know about this! The recently taken photos of frescoed walls, mosaic flooring, swimming pool, sculptures, amphorae, etc.,courtyards, brought this site to life. Danielle's description of the structure and function of Villa A (pleasure palace) and Villa B (shipping depot for wine nearby) was so interesting. Speculation about when the volcano really erupted, uncovered by artifacts and dating, was a surprise and raises questions, indeed. I really enjoyed this session and it has spurred me on to do more research.

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Maruchi Santana (Brooklyn, US)
Love Love Love

Danielle Oteri was a fun presenter! Learned some wonderful new facts about life in the Vesuvian Coast. I would love to do a tour with Danielle next time we are in Southern Italy!

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Linda Hoagland (Lafayette, US)
Excellent presentation of a little know area around Vesuvius.

This was a great presentation. Danielle is an excellent speaker, with amazing material and great slides. She is an excellent public speaker, and presents the material in an interesting and concise manner.

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Julia Hauldren (Winnetka, US)

A fascinating lecture with wonderful updated material and information which really shed light on the topic, accurate dating and what life was really like. I particularly liked Danielle's personal tips on taking the trains, talking to locals, etc. Danielle did a great job of making the topic engaging.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
69%
(9)
23%
(3)
8%
(1)
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Sandra S -- Boston (Saugus, US)
Fantastic Intro to a Less Known Preserved Site post Vesuvius Eruption

This seminar by Daniella Oteri really opened my eyes to another archeological site that perished after the Vesuvius eruption. Did not know about this! The recently taken photos of frescoed walls, mosaic flooring, swimming pool, sculptures, amphorae, etc.,courtyards, brought this site to life. Danielle's description of the structure and function of Villa A (pleasure palace) and Villa B (shipping depot for wine nearby) was so interesting. Speculation about when the volcano really erupted, uncovered by artifacts and dating, was a surprise and raises questions, indeed. I really enjoyed this session and it has spurred me on to do more research.

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Anonymous (Orinda, US)

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Maruchi Santana (Brooklyn, US)
Love Love Love

Danielle Oteri was a fun presenter! Learned some wonderful new facts about life in the Vesuvian Coast. I would love to do a tour with Danielle next time we are in Southern Italy!

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Linda Hoagland (Lafayette, US)
Excellent presentation of a little know area around Vesuvius.

This was a great presentation. Danielle is an excellent speaker, with amazing material and great slides. She is an excellent public speaker, and presents the material in an interesting and concise manner.

J
Julia Hauldren (Winnetka, US)

A fascinating lecture with wonderful updated material and information which really shed light on the topic, accurate dating and what life was really like. I particularly liked Danielle's personal tips on taking the trains, talking to locals, etc. Danielle did a great job of making the topic engaging.