Local points of historic and geographic interest abound at every destination. They include numerous Roman archaeological sites, ancient walled cities and Cathedrals, as well as unrivaled natural wonders and beauty such as southern Italy’s Amalfi coast, or Sicily’s Mount Etna volcano.

Trace the geographic development of the region from Roman settlements in Italy, to the Moorish influence in Spain, and the exotic character of Tunisia in North Africa.

Walk the streets of Rome and marvel at the wondrous history of the ‘Eternal City’. Explore the Tuscan countryside with its olive groves and vineyards, and tour Florence, Pisa, or the ancient walled city of Lucca. Explore Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter, the ancient ruins of Carthage in Tunisia, and the fascinating archaeology of Pompeii.