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Art & Architecture of Puglia

9 Oct — 15 Oct 2018 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Colin Bailey, BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Gatwick 1215 on Easy Jet , arriving Bari 1605. Transfer to Cristal Palace Hotel, Andria for three nights. Evening lecture: The Architectural Heritage of Puglia.

Day

2

Whole day excursion to Bari: Romanesque Cathedral and Basilica di San Nicola. Afternoon: Pinacoteca Provinciale (distinguished collection of Old Master paintings and sculpture, and 19th century art). Evening lecture: Giuseppe De Nittis and the Italian Impressionists.

Day

3

Morning in Barletta: Romanesque/Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, Museo Civico and Pinacoteca De Nittis, housed in Palazzo della Marra. Afternoon in Trani: Cathedral of San Nicola, Castel del Monte (early 13th century castle of Swabian Emperor Frederick II). Free evening.

Day

4

UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello, capital of trulli country. Continue to Ostuni (walking tour of old centre), then transfer to Brindisi for three nights at Hotel Orientale.

Day

5

Whole day excursion to Otranto: cathedral (12th century floor mosaic) and Byzantine Church of St Peter. Return via Galatina for Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (15th century frescoes).

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Lecce: walking tour including Castello di Carlo V, Piazza Santo Oronzo, Roman theatre & amphitheatre, Piazza del Duomo, Chiesa di Santa Irene, Basilica di Santa Croce, Palazzo Celestini. Continue to Brindisi via Santa Maria di Cerrate (13th century frescoes).

Day

7

Morning: 14th century church of Santa Maria del Casale. Continue to Bari, departing 1215 on British Airways, arriving Gatwick at 1415.

Tour Dates

9 Oct — 15 Oct 2018

Days

7

Cost

£1795

Tour Code

AAPU-18

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double-bedded room, breakfast and five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £120.

 
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