Sorrento:  From Vesuvius to the Sea with Fiorella Squillante

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-graduate course in education and didactics 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 education department. 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 “Naples in 3 Days”, a guide to Neapolitan art and architecture and a book for children and teenagers called “Pompeii is Cool!“.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
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Annie Peterson (Lake Stevens, US)
Exploring the towns from Naples to Sorrento

This is my second seminar with Fiorella and she once again gave a great presentation with lots of information that makes me know that a trip to the Amalfi Coast won't just start there but will now start in Naples.

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Jessica (Kanata, CA)
Excellent presentation

Really enjoyed the wonderful presentation on Sorrento and surrounding areas

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Judith Edmund (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Very Informative

Fiorella provided a lot of useful information and the presentation was very interesting. You could tell she was very knowledgeable about the subject.

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Lynne Porfiri (Arlington, US)
Excellent Content & Presentation

Fiorella does not disappoint. This is my 4th or 5th Context Conversation with her and I assure you that I plan to attend any conversation she has. The content of her talks are exactly as advertised, her photos, organization, and presentation pace are perfect. She is sincere in stating that she will respond to follow-up questions. She's responded to mine--and the response was timely. I can wait to tour the Italian South with Fiorella in person!

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Toni Criscuolo (New Haven, US)
Off to the Sorrento Coast!

A short but information-packed tour of the coast from NW of Naples to Punta Campanella. The well-known places were mentioned as well as lesser known treasures of architecture, history, and art. If you want to get to know this area a little better; this is just right! Enough art to make it interesting, nice Roman history, and plenty of local culture, which is what I look for. The host is personable, jolly, and well-versed in her field. This was most enjoyable.

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
76%
(13)
18%
(3)
6%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
Annie Peterson (Lake Stevens, US)
Exploring the towns from Naples to Sorrento

This is my second seminar with Fiorella and she once again gave a great presentation with lots of information that makes me know that a trip to the Amalfi Coast won't just start there but will now start in Naples.

J
Jessica (Kanata, CA)
Excellent presentation

Really enjoyed the wonderful presentation on Sorrento and surrounding areas

J
Judith Edmund (Frankfurt am Main, DE)
Very Informative

Fiorella provided a lot of useful information and the presentation was very interesting. You could tell she was very knowledgeable about the subject.

L
Lynne Porfiri (Arlington, US)
Excellent Content & Presentation

Fiorella does not disappoint. This is my 4th or 5th Context Conversation with her and I assure you that I plan to attend any conversation she has. The content of her talks are exactly as advertised, her photos, organization, and presentation pace are perfect. She is sincere in stating that she will respond to follow-up questions. She's responded to mine--and the response was timely. I can wait to tour the Italian South with Fiorella in person!

T
Toni Criscuolo (New Haven, US)
Off to the Sorrento Coast!

A short but information-packed tour of the coast from NW of Naples to Punta Campanella. The well-known places were mentioned as well as lesser known treasures of architecture, history, and art. If you want to get to know this area a little better; this is just right! Enough art to make it interesting, nice Roman history, and plenty of local culture, which is what I look for. The host is personable, jolly, and well-versed in her field. This was most enjoyable.