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8-DAY, WW2 & ROMAN HISTORY TOUR

ROADS TO ROME

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Tour Code: S116

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME!

TWO INCREDIBLE JOURNEYS

On our ROADS TO ROME tour, you'll be following in the footsteps of Belisarius - ‘last of the Romans’ - as he travelled to recapture Rome in the 530s. But we'll also be tracking the Allies through Italy, making their way up the Adriatic coastline in 1943.

 

1,500 YEARS OF ROMAN HISTORY

There are good reasons why it's only been possible to capture Rome successfully twice from the south. On this full, 8-Day Tour, our three expert guides - Professor Catherine Fletcher, Alex Churchill, and Dan McAndrew - will show you how and why this was possible. This tour takes in all the sights and sites you'd expect. And all roads lead to Rome!

'The best of both worlds, travelling from Bari to Rome ~ a road trip through time, with everything from ancient archaeology to Monte Cassino and more...' 

Price from £1529

16th - 25th Sept. 2024

Activity Level - Standard

BARI - archaeology, ancient history, the Appian Way - CANNAE - the Arch of Trojan, Cannibal and Carthaginians - NAPLES - the Fascist regime and underground WW2 - SALERNO  - Operation Avalanche - POMPEI - MONTE CASSINO - exploring the Appian Way - ANZIO - the Fosse Ardeatine, Herculaneum, understanding the Resistance and SS, visiting ancient catacombs - FRATTOCCHIE - walking those Roman roads,then on to ROME!

GUIDED BY EXPERTS

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ALEX CHURCHILL

Alex will be your guide to all things WW2 on this trip. Landmarks and landscapes, heroes and villains, travelling Roman roads in search of victory. 

It's more than likely Alex will also be sharing insights as to how the First World War shaped culture, politics, art, and military aspirations during WW2, as she'd authored and broadcast extensively on both turbulent time periods. 

Catherine Fletcher

PROFESSOR CATHERINE FLETCHER

We're thrilled to have Catherine with us.  Her new book, ‘Roads to Rome’, sets the scene for this amazing tour.

 

Catherine specialises in early modern Europe: the world of the Tudors, Medici and Borgias. Her books include The Beauty and the Terror on 16th-century Italy; The Black Prince of Florence; and Our Man in Rome/The Divorce of Henry VIII, about the nefarious diplomacy behind the famous marital split. She also worked as an adviser to the set team on Wolf Hall and broadcasts widely on Italian Renaissance history.

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DAN MCANDREW

Dan's passion is ancient history, and bringing Roman lives to life. You'll always know it's Dan, he's the one in a kilt!

 

Dan is our go-to guide for Ancient Rome. His enthusiasm for the period is catching, he's our font of knowledge for all things Roman. Dan will be with us at Cannae, in Naples, and in Rome too, to guide our journey around some of the most famous sites in the ancient world.

YOUR TOUR INCLUDES:

Airport transfers to and from Bari/Rome

Air conditioned transport

3 & 4* hotel accommodation with breakfast

Entry to museums and sites

Additional local guides

Bottled water

YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

International flights

Lunch and evening meals

As with all Istoria tours, this is about YOU.
We also adapt this itinerary for private tours.

Email us for more details about besoke options. 

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