Visit Italy (Virtually)
Join Context and our talented Italian experts on a virtual exploration of Italy. From the rolling vineyards of Tuscany, to the splendor of Ancient Rome, and into the kitchens of Sicilian chefs, the only limit is your imagination. Andiamo, for the trip of a lifetime.
Journey through the Trans-Siberian Railway
Estela's six-part fashion history course is amazing! Estela is a fabulous expert - she is engaging, knowledgeable, and passionate about the topic. She not only discusses trends and styles but also historical context and the economic and environmental impact of fashion. I learned so much and cannot wait to explore more on the topic based on her recommendations. I look forward to taking more courses/seminars from Estela and Context.
Very informative about the history, the people, design, architecture all in one lecture
I thought this was a very interesting experience. The information Karen Nilsson shared about many parts of life there was fascinating. So I teresting to know about the loss of farmers and fishermen I. The area. Glad to hear that some of the young are learning the old ways to build those terraces - I will hope to get to that part of Italy one of these years and when I do, I think I would like to take part in one of the volunteer tourism organization projects.
I do think the government needs to consider limiting the tourist numbers. 3.5 million per year is certainly a strain on the resources of the area.
Very good lecture and Karen was brilliant! Thank you!
I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. We have been to Italy several times, but never to Cinque Terre. Friends had spoken about it, so this was a delightful experience. Many thanks.
Dr. Bell was terrifically engaged by this man’s life and was equally engaging in sharing it with his audience.
What can I say, but, wow, another winner! Almost felt like I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the inevitable "Dark Treason" to occur, as Arnold's disappointments and resentments grew. Like many Americans in the spotlight, he was so skilled in business and the military and yet so flawed in character which leads to his downfall. Richard Bell captures this tragic dynamic perfectfly.
I loved this peek into a part of the world I know nothing about. It was really great to learn about the peoples and the wildlife and would have appreciated even more.
The presentation was fascinating. Sara was so knowledgeable and engaging. The photos were so interesting. The time just flew.
Time travel with Dimo is an adventure to the past.
Nice overview of the area, its geography, history, economy and culture.
Karen was great! very informative, great photos and inside tips for travel
A jampacked presentation filled with lots of fascinating information. Very relevant (& sort of scary) considering today's political climate in the US.
I love knowing the history of the places I visit. Often tour guide, as good a they may be, simply don't delve as deeply as Natalie does in this lecture. She is engaging and informative. An excellent overview that anyone planning to visit Bruges should take.
Would recommend Luca's seminar to anyone interested in both historical and environmental information about Venice. His slides were quite informative and he's very engaging speaker. Even stayed online longer to answer questions AND provided links for further reading and information about sustainable tourism in Venice.
This was my first course on Context, and it was much better than I expected. Luca, the presenter/lecturer, is extremely informed and knowledgeable about many aspects of Venice, history, geology, science, and more, and his presentation is very engaging.
I look forward to more courses!