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Art & Architecture of Puglia

8 Oct — 14 Oct 2019 | Tour Director: Andrew Spira

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Spira,

MA

Andrew was a specialist in Byzantine and Russian icons at the Temple Gallery, London, before working as a curator at the V&A Museum.

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Gatwick 1215 on Easyjet, arriving Bari 1605. Transfer to Cristal Palace Hotel, Andria for three nights. Introductory lecture and welcome.

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.

Day

3

Morning in Barletta: Romanesque/Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, Museo Civico and Pinacoteca De Nittis (housed in Palazzo della Marra). Afternoon: Cathedral of San Nicola in Trani followed by 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 and some free time), then transfer to Brindisi for three nights at Hotel Orientale.

Day

5

Morning: 14th century Church of Santa Maria del Casale followed by Galatina for Church of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (15th century frescoes). Continue to Otranto: cathedral (12th century floor mosaic) and Byzantine Church of St Peter.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Lecce: walking tour including Castello di Carlo V, Piazza Santo Oronzo, Roman theatre & amphitheatre, Church of Santa Chiara, Vittorio Emmanuele II, Piazza del Duomo, Church of Santa Irene, Basilica di Santa Croce and Palazzo dei Celestini (exteriors). Afternoon: Santa Maria di Cerrate (13th century frescoes).

Day

7

Depart Bari 1215, arriving Gatwick 1415.

Tour Dates

8 Oct — 14 Oct 2019

Days

7

Cost

£1875

Tour Code

AAPU-19

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Testimonial

Andrew is an excellent communicator: knowledgeable, modest, attentive and empathetic to the needs of the group.


FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£165.00

Cost of £1875 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £155.

 
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