- Lucca, Pienza and San Gimignano with Kate Bolton-Porciatti
- Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, and Montepulciano with Kate Bolton-Porciatti
- Certaldo, Monteriggioni, and Siena with Kate Bolton-Porciatti
About Your Expert
Kate Bolton-Porciatti is a professor of Italian cultural history and music at the Istituto Lorenzo de'Medici in Florence, where she teaches BA and MA courses in the humanities. She also lectures at the British Institute, Florence, and at the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena. Kate has published extensively as an academic and a journalist; she is a music critic for BBC Music and a travel writer for The Daily Telegraph, UK. Before moving to Italy permanently in 2005, she was a senior producer and broadcaster for BBC Arts & Classical Music in London and has won prestigious Jerusalem and Sony Awards for her programs. She did her M.Phil. thesis in Italy, exploring the musical culture of early Renaissance Florence.
Not suitable for children under age 13 (sensitive content).
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.
wonderful and informative as all Kate's classes have been
Wonderful course, beautiful pictures, engaging commentary.
Ms. Bolton-Porciatta took us through carefully prepared historical accounts of the three beautiful medieval towns in Tuscany, in the last segment of a sequence of three. This was one of two we watched. Emphasizing architecture and the retention of village culture over centuries, Ms. Bolton-Porciatta's talk was great for travelers, and even armchair ones.
It was such a wonderful way to visit Tuscany. The instructor was so knowledgeable and made the tour fascinating. The photographs along with her live tours of the area really brought it to life. What a beautiful part of the world! I’m so glad I participated and would definitely do this again.
So interesting! Thank you for the peek behind the walls of these small cities that could easily be missed without a recommendation by someone who knows.