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Summary

For three hundred years the hardy peoples of central Italy were Rome’s bitterest enemies. Rome fought three wars against the tenacious mountaineers who had a habit of humiliating Roman generals. The Samnite Wars were fundamental for establishing Rome’s control over the Italian peninsula, as well as developing Roman warfare. As an indication of this, the Via Appia was created because of the Samnite Wars, in order to facilitate troop movements. In later centuries the homeland of the Samnites was vital for feeding the great cities of north and south. Set amongst spectacular mountains, ancient cities, castles and abbeys this tour reaches to the heart of Italy and considers early Italians who were so important for establishing and maintain the might of Rome.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the theatre and sanctuary at Pietrabbondante, the Samnite religious and political centre in the mountains of Molise
  • Explore the ancient site of Saepinum with an impressive theatre which was developed to pasture flocks sent to Rome, something still done to this day
  • Admire the massive abbey at San Vincenzo al Volturno established by Charlemagne
  • Examine the stunning UNESCO listed Carolingian Oratory of San Pellegrino with its priceless frescoes

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Meet your Experts

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Field notes
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24 May 2021 ASMN210524 24 May 2021 (Monday) 30 May 2021 (Sunday) Oliver Gilkes £2,175
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20 September 2021 ASMN210920 20 September 2021 (Monday) 26 September 2021 (Sunday) Oliver Gilkes £2,175
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