15-22 Jul 2001, 8 days
Fares from £1530
15-25 Jul 2001, 11 days
Fares from £1955
Professor Jasper Griffin
Professor of Classical Literature and Public Orator at Oxford University, Greek and Roman history, and the art and history of the Italian Renaissance will be covered in his talks.
Dr David Laven
Lecturer in Modern European history at the University of Reading. From a family of historians of Venice, he has long experience of living and studying in Italy. His talks will link the way in which the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas have shaped Italian history and identity.
The Revd Mark Oakley
Currently Chaplain to the Bishop of London, author of articles and reviews and lecturer in theology and philosophy. The literary connections with Dante, the romantics Byron, Shelly and Keats, to post-war fiction writers today will be highlighted in his talks.
James MH Thompson
Former architectural historian with Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England). His themes will be the architecture of Italy, from Byzantine to the Renaissance and Baroque, and even the unique eclectic style of the Normans in the south.
Please note Guest Speakers travel on the cruise portion of the holiday only.
Savour five of the Mediterranean's most beautiful
islands on one voyage. From Majorca you'll cruise to little Menorca, Sardinia, see Corsica where Napoleon
was born and then Elba - where he was exiled and Ischia.