Puglia and Southern Italy
In Southern Italy a treasure trove of Roman, Mediaeval and Baroque architecture awaits, replete with spectacular castles, ornate churches, expansive art museums and genteel rural estates.
Join Steven Miller, of the Art Gallery of NSW’s National Art Archive and Research Library, for an exploration of this fascinating region. Begin in Bari, a beautiful city on the Adriatic Sea which combines Byzantine and Napoleonic history with the artistic fervour of young artists’ collectives. Continue to the beautiful Baroque city of Lecce, and then visit Martina Franca, graced with Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo churches. Discover Matera, a city with an intriguing network of sassi (caves) inhabited since the Neolithic Period, and Alberobello, with its delightful cone-topped trulli houses. Stay in a masseria, a luxurious centuries-old Pugliese farming estate.
Travel westward to the coast of Tyrrhenian Sea and conclude in Naples, one of Italy’s great cultural centres, with visits to world-class churches, art galleries and museums displaying the treasures of two millennia of Neapolitan culture.
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.
*Single travellers may request to share.
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