• This perennial favourite offers a thought-provoking window onto Roman life
• 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
MA, PGCE, FHA
Steve studied history and classics before becoming a teacher and is a Fellow of the Historical Association
Depart London 1430 on British Airways, arriving Naples 1810. Transfer to Hotel La Medusa, Castellammare di Stabia, for six nights. Short evening talk.
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 talk.
Whole day visit to Pompeii (forum, shopping macellum, Houses of the Faun and Venus, baths, theatres) including Villa of the Mysteries.
Herculaneum (panoramic villas, palaestra, baths, shops) followed by Villa of Oplontis (fine wall-paintings, huge piscina) and Villa Boscoreale. Evening talk.
Whole day excursion to Paestum: Temples of Ceres, Hera and Neptune, museum (fine archaic reliefs and the famous painted Tomb of the Diver).
Cumae (cave of the Sibyl, acropolis), Pozzuoli (amphitheatre) and Stabiae Villa. Evening talk.
Depart Naples 1255, arriving London 1445.
29 Jan — 4 Feb 2021
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, and participants should be aware that the terrain at the archaeological sites can be uneven, with few opportunities to sit down. Please note that the optional ascent up Vesuvius involves a steep walk of around 30 minutes.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £150.
Cost of £1895 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 £255.