Rome: the very name conjures up excitement and romance. The intending traveller to Italy will be introduced to some little known places and local favourites as well as major tourist attractions.
The emphasis is on food and gastronomic tours, best buys and where to shop, and local art and craft that includes the artists' stories. Wise up and go!
During this workshop you will go on a virtual tour of Rome. Cristina will point out the major attractions and things a visitor must not miss. Sometimes it might not be the typical tourist attraction but something more important from an artistic point of view...a brief understanding of the life of a few artists will be beneficial for understanding art works.
On the shopping front, Cristina will give tips on what you should bring back from your trip or simply where to go to see a demonstration of various crafts.
We will also talk about food. Details will be provided about the most interesting gastronomic tours and the venues liked by the locals. The workshop will be conducted with a slide presentation and notes will also be provided.
Bring your lunch.
From Ingrid P April 2017:
"Cristina is very knowledgeable about her topic, and relayed the information in a very concise and understandable power point presentation. She had great rapport with the class, and was very open to questions and providing very helpful tips about visiting such an exciting city – and how best to tackle the many tourist attractions if you have a limited time schedule.
Her knowledge of Italian architecture was most valuable and offered great insight into the history of Rome."
From Kay Wallace April 2016 course: