9 days

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Summary

Basilicata and Puglia offer rich histories, both with outstanding monuments that date from the Neolithic period right up to the modern age. Greeks planted wealthy colonies, which were subsumed in the Roman Empire and later incorporated into the Byzantine Catepanate of Italy. While the Greek influence on the region is unmistakable, the Norman conquest under William de Hauteville in the 11th century left an incredible mark on the area, producing some of the most splendid castles still extant in Italy. Along with the wealth of history left by the Magna Graecia, this area is a showcase for fascinating troglodytic dwellings, Byzantine churches and Norman castles. It is also the home of Horace and the land where Hannibal won his most famous victory.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the charming white-washed trulli houses of Alberobello
  • Explore ancient Matera, which was crowned the 2019 European Capital of Culture and setting for Mel Gibson's blockbuster, "Passion of the Christ"
  • Experience the wonderful Baroque city of Lecce and its many historic sights
  • Pay a visit to Castel del Monte, the most spectacular castle in all of southern Italy

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£3,955

Deposit: £750 Single supplement: £320

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Jamie Sewell

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr Jamie Sewell has fifteen years’ experience supervising excavations in Britain, Germany, Romania and Italy, including Pompeii. He has authored books and articles on the archaeology of towns in Hellenistic Italy and in the broader Mediterranean region.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
25 April 2023 ABAP230425 25 April 2023 (Tuesday) 3 May 2023 (Wednesday) Dr Jamie Sewell £3,955
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26 September 2023 ABAP230926 26 September 2023 (Tuesday) 4 October 2023 (Wednesday) Dr Jamie Sewell £3,910
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