Discover the intriguing mélange of cultures that flourished in the wake of ancient empires on this exclusively chartered cruise to the resplendent shores of mainland Italy, Sicily and Malta. Cruise for seven nights from Rome, Italy, to Valletta, Malta, aboard the five-star yacht, Le Bougainville, launching in 2019.This custom-designed itinerary features the very best of this historic region at the most ideal time of year and showcases seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. Gain insight into the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. that left the once sophisticated city of Pompeii under meters of ash and pumice. Enjoy time at leisure and soak up the sun on the breathtaking island of Capri. Discover Sicily’s storied town of Taormina, tour the legendary village of Syracuse and take an excursion to Agrigento’s majestic Valley of the Temples. Conclude your journey in Malta, the island nation where Saint Paul was shipwrecked. For those wishing to extend the adventure a Rome pre-cruise and Malta post-cruise option will be available.
Please Note: Princeton Journeys will be joined on this program by travelers from like-minded organizations.
About the Study Leader
Professor of Classics, Andrew Feldherr '85, works on Latin Literature, with a particular interest in historiography and the poetry of the Augustan period. His first book, Spectacle and Society in Livy's History argued that Livy's manipulation of viewers' perspectives in his representation of the Roman past tapped into the political and religious power of spectacle in contemporary Roman. Playing Gods: Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Politics of Fiction examined the role of fictionality in the poem in light of other cultural discourses, especially in the visual arts. Feldherr is also the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians. On this journey, Feldherr will help travelers uncover the impact of the Roman Empire on each site visited.