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|Course:||Five Great (But Little Known) European Cities - Bologna|
|Start Date:||6th August 2018|
|Res Fee (from):||£826.00|
|Non Res Fee:||£54.00 What's included?|
Europe is replete with many great but little known cities. This selection will demonstrate that equally rich histories as well as astonishing cultural treasures can be found away from the familiar ‘honeypot’ city destinations. From origins to the present day the history of each city will be told. Famous (and infamous) inhabitants will be encountered along the way and naturally the architecture, art and music will be explored in some detail.
Home of Europe’s oldest university whose students included Dante, Boccaccio and Petrarch. The city is a great culinary centre too extending far beyond the delight of Tagliatelle alla Bolognese! Bugatti was founded in Bologna and Ducati are still headquartered there. Sons of the city include Respighi, Marconi, Pasolini and the actor Rossano Brazzi.
This course is part of Week One of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 5 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 11 August.
Chris Pollard is a West Country man. He was educated in Devon and Durham, taught English in Spain and Spanish in Somerset. He has translated and directed for the stage and was a professional actor for three months. He lectures primarily on Hispanic matters and leads historical and cultural tours of Spain as well as leading language classes. In 1990 he set up Pollard Tours which has operated successfully for over 20 years and received plaudits from every quarter.
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I came to Somerset to talk about Socrates and his search for the good life. And in many ways I found it incarnated in Dillington House. Here there is a love of beauty and truth. To find a sympathetic venue with an exquisitely rich history, open to all and encouraging debate, creativity and a passion for life is exactly the kind of thing that would have made Socrates smile. I can't wait to come back.