• This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life in the company of archaeologist Andrew Wilson
• Discover Cumae, one of the most important Greek city-states in antiquity, alongside Pozzuoli with its impressive Roman amphitheatre
•The renowned Archaeological Museum in Naples supports our site visits with an unparalleled collection of artefacts
Andrew Wilson, BA, BD, FSAScot
specialist in archaeology and ancient history
Depart Gatwick 1430 on British Airways, arriving Naples 1810. Transfer to Hotel La Medusa in Castellammare di Stabia for six nights. Evening lecture: Introduction to the Bay of Naples.
Morning visit to Naples Archaeological Museum (artefacts from Vesuvian sites), followed by lunch on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius. Continue the ascent by coach, followed by optional ascent to the crater (weather permitting; must be done on foot). Evening lecture: The Events of 79 AD.
Whole day visit to Pompeii (forum, shopping macellum, Houses of the Faun and Venus, baths, theatres) including Villa of the Mysteries.
Depart on foot for Herculaneum (panoramic villas, palaestra, baths, shops) then Villa of Oplontis (fine wall-paintings, huge piscina) and Villa Boscoreale. Evening lecture: Graeco-Roman Religion.
Cumae (cave of the Sibyl, acropolis), Pozzuoli (amphitheatre), Solfatara (volcanic phenomena; subject to confirmation). Evening lecture: Greek Colonisation.
Whole day excursion to Paestum: Temples of Ceres, Hera and Neptune, museum (fine archaic reliefs and the famous Painted Tomb of the Diver).
Depart Naples 1050 on British Airways, arriving Gatwick 1250.
24 Feb — 2 Mar 2019
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"The knowledge of our leader Andrew and his amazing ability to convey it to us... his enthusiasm is always infectious."
Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £275.