Travel Tuesdays

Susannah Fullerton - Sicily

The Divine Museum of Architecture: Two French Authors in Sicily

Follow in the footsteps of two French writers and see Sicily as it was in the 19th century, through the eyes of these great authors.

Dr Adrian Jones - Romania

Beautiful and Beguiling Romania

If you like Europe, you’ll love Romania. Turn a corner there, and you’ll encounter different cultures, histories, faiths, societies, and languages.

David Henderson - Palladio, Veronese and the Villa Barbaro

Palladio, Veronese and the Villa Barbaro at Mase

Villa Barbaro is a harmony of colour, arcane symbolism and dialogue between architecture and landscape seamlessly integrated in this total work of art.

Heather Sebo - Homer’s Mythic Crete

The Labyrinth and the Dancing Floor: Homer’s Mythic Crete

Take an epic journey right across Greece, south to north, from Crete to Corfu—to the vibrant world of modern Greece, but also to the deep past of the poet we call Homer.

Croatia Coast, Travel Tuesdays

Croatia: Archaeology and Culture between Rome and Constantinople

From the classical period, the coast of Croatia has been of strategic and commercial importance to the great historical powers including Rome, Byzantium & Venice,

Jordan: West Asia’s Historical Junction

Jordan: West Asia’s Historical Junction

Modern Jordan encompasses territories that have served as crossroads throughout human history. From humanity’s earliest exodus out of Africa through to the rise of modern nation-states, Jordan’s eternal landscapes have witnessed many pivotal moments in our global history.

Palaces, Temples and Castles in Premodern Japan, Dr Mark Erdmann

Palaces, Temples and Castles in Premodern Japan

Japanese architecture is known around the world for its simple, clean designs. Its premodern buildings entranced and inspired twentieth-century modernist architects.

Princes, Pirates, and Pilgrims along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

Princes, Pirates, and Pilgrims along Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

Dr Christopher Tuttle describes the long history of the Turquoise Coast, the rise and fall of its principalities, pirate armadas, and influential peregrinations driven by religious fervor.

Norway and the Lofoten Archipelago

Join Mindy MacLeod as she describes some monstrous Viking beasts best avoided as well as some more appealing ones you may encounter on her upcoming Norwegian tour.

Gargilesse, another of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’

In Search of Literary France

No other country in the world gets as many tourists as does la belle France. It is a wonderful experience to explore France in the footsteps of its great writers.