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WOW, wow, wow! These sessions were just wonderful. Practical information if you wish to do this yourself (when we are free to travel, of course), history and culture -- what an exploration! This was really really wonderful.
This wonderful overview of the Italian sections of VF provides accessible historical, social, religious and architectural information. Best of all you experience so many sections with Kate and benefit from her insights on the actual day to day of the pilgrimage. This is a truly lovely introduction that is sure to get you planning :-)
Kate is extremely proficient in creating an informative, engaging and culturally rich presentation, with her native British wit and easy cadence for the listener. She is an expert in her field of history and culture, and quite literally knows the field as she has walked it for decades, uncovering more jewels that she imbeds in her lecture each time she takes us virtually on tour with her. From this course I have gathered a multitude of resources to follow up on and "digest." This was my first course with her, and I am certain I will join her again. But more importantly, I have the confidence to experience my own pilgrimage and see with my own eyes, the most "evocative" landscape of Italy that has inspired pilgrims and "slow tourism" for over 1000 years!
This was a wonderful journey along the Via Francigena. Even if you do not plan on walking the route, Kate's videos, insights to the places along the route and tips about taking such an undertaking are beyond helpful. Kudos to her (and her husband) for sharing this
interesting way to explore Italy.
All 4 parts of this course were unbelievable. Learned so much about this pilgrim route which I did not even know about. Kate's soothing voice, ample beautiful photos, and her own videos shot along her walking tour of the route made this a truly wonderful experience. History was included along the way plus travel tips. Loved it!