Sorrento:  From Vesuvius to the Sea with Fiorella Squillante - Context Travel

Sorrento: From Vesuvius to the Sea with Fiorella Squillante


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Sorrento has been a destination for travelers and vacationers for millennia. From Roman Emperors to the modern-day jet-set, visitors are drawn here by the picturesque landscape, the layered history, and local charm. Join Naples native Fiorella Squillante to explore the peninsula and learn about its ancient traditions and striking personality.

Together, we will venture off-the-beaten-track to see small towns, amazing vistas, and archaeological wonders nestled along the coast and among the hills between Naples and Sorrento. First, we will explore the area around Mount Vesuvius and discover the important imperial villas and farmhouses buried by the volcanic eruption in 79 AD. As we travel further south, we will take in the breathtaking coastal landscape between Vesuvius and Sorrento, talking in detail about the gastronomic treasures of the southern Italian Mediterranean diet, which is rooted in ancient times.

Arriving In Sorrento, we will wander through one of the most charming towns in Italy. Boasting not only a wealth of interesting sites and architecture, Sorrento’s famed coastline and flora are evoked in the well-known Neapolitan song Torna a Surriento, Come back to Sorrento. We will marvel at the lemon groves on the hillsides and the dramatic views across the bay to the island of Capri.

Led by an expert in art history and southern Italian history and culture, Fiorella Squillante, this interactive seminar will explore the Sorrento peninsula south of Naples. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with in-depth knowledge of the landscape, cultural traditions, and rich history of this region of Italy.

Fiorella Squillante holds a degree in modern languages and art history, a post-grad course in education and instruction, and a master-course in exhibition design. She is a specialist in art history and Neapolitan culture and art. She works with the main museums of Naples as a member of the educational section. She also works closely with Friends of Museums from abroad. Fiorella is the president of the cultural association "Fine Arts", which organizes private viewings and themed routes in Naples and Campania, and visits to stately homes and private collections. She writes about Naples and Campania for a popular guide book and is the author of a guide to Neapolitan art and architecture called "Naples in 3 days".

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Vesuvius to Sorrento

Excellent presentation with a wealth of photos as well as historical and archaeological details on the various sites around the Bay of Naples.

J
J.
A lovely virtual wander

A lovely lecture about a beautiful and gloriously sunny part of Italy that made a wonderful change to cold and wet January in England!

G
G.K.
Beautiful, historic, alive and inviting

This travel seminar whisked us off to Italy from Naples to the edge of the Amalfi coast through pictures. The historic sights, the art, the food, the communities were blended together. Other than being there, it was a lovely trip!

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s.

Wonderful, as always! She gave us the historical context to appreciate all that we’d see along the way and was warm and humorous, too. It was a great way to do armchair traveling in this time of staying at home!

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
67%
(8)
25%
(3)
8%
(1)
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A.V.

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S
S.S.
Vesuvius to Sorrento

Excellent presentation with a wealth of photos as well as historical and archaeological details on the various sites around the Bay of Naples.

J
J.
A lovely virtual wander

A lovely lecture about a beautiful and gloriously sunny part of Italy that made a wonderful change to cold and wet January in England!

G
G.K.
Beautiful, historic, alive and inviting

This travel seminar whisked us off to Italy from Naples to the edge of the Amalfi coast through pictures. The historic sights, the art, the food, the communities were blended together. Other than being there, it was a lovely trip!

s
s.

Wonderful, as always! She gave us the historical context to appreciate all that we’d see along the way and was warm and humorous, too. It was a great way to do armchair traveling in this time of staying at home!