Most enjoyable. Fascinating place that I have never heard of. It l made me want to plan a visit as soon as this rotten bug allows. Dr Susan was just wonderful and enlivened the event by her chat about her family and local connections. I wonder does she (or her husband) speak Venetian as well as Italian?
Starting on the main land just south of Venice, Dr Steer took listeners along a small water route through lovely towns with beautiful villas and special sites to see along the way en route to Padua. I had not known of this Riviera del Brenta waterway and its history so this was very enlightening. A closer look at the story of many of the illustrious villas situated on the banks, some of the art they contain, current status, and famous inhabitants kept me enthralled. Use of beautiful old and new photos, maps, satellite shots, and mini-video clips of current scenes made me understand her information all the more. And, it was fun to see her family in some old photos while she could not actually get some views due to the pandemic. The short diversion to cover culinary delights of the region was a wonderful surprise. I really, really loved this session!
Excellent informative presentation!
This was my first virtual Context Conversation and it was great. Dr. Steer was very knowledgeable about the area and brought her art history expertise to the conversation when talking about the frescos at the various villas along the route. The topic was accessible and interesting to a wide audience. The pacing was just about right. Thank you for taking me away virtually when I can't get there in person right now.
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