• Delve into the stunning Baroque city of Lecce, uncovering its unique architectural heritage
• Explore the culturally distinctive Salento region, from the port of Brindisi to the ‘beautiful city’ of Gallipoli, surrounded by the Ionian Sea
• Discover one of Italy’s most important 12th century mosaics at the Roman embarkation point of Otranto, on the east coast of the peninsula
Christopher Wellington, MA
historian, long-term resident of Piacenza and fluent Italian speaker
7 Sep — 14 Sep 2018
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Christopher Wellington explained so well the history of the wonderful places we visited.
ACE GENTLER TOURS
Lecce is the first in a new series of more gently paced tours, created specially for those who prefer a more laid-back, less physically demanding itinerary while retaining the same high level of academic content. Walking distances are typically shorter, visits are more relaxed, and time is dedicated to the gradual appreciation of, and explorations within, our immediate surroundings. Hotels will usually be situated in central locations to allow for ease of access to major sites as well as local amenities; while group members are regularly encouraged to enjoy each location in their own way and at their own pace.
return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, six dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £180.