Puglia & Basilicata

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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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truely remarkable.

Dr Eireann Marshall

Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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Isabella Sjöström

Tour Manager

Isabella Sjöström is an archaeologist with a particular interest in Anatolia and North Africa. She has excavated in the UK, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Libya, and currently works as a pottery specialist with the Sudan Archaeological Research Society in Sudan.

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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 Supp. Offer Availability
28 March 2020 ABAP200328 28 March 2020 (Saturday) 5 April 2020 (Sunday) Dr Eireann Marshall Lois Ferguson £2,995
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4 September 2020 ABAP200904 4 September 2020 (Friday) 12 September 2020 (Saturday) Dr Eireann Marshall Isabella Sjöström £2,995
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