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Charles Ingrao

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Charlie Ingrao, a popular Smithsonian Journeys Expert, is professor emeritus of history at Purdue University, where he has taught a broad range of courses on the European world and its overseas empires. He has published thirteen books and given over a hundred public lectures to academic, governmental, and military audiences on five continents. His scholarship has been published in seven European languages. Charles has also been a regular commentator for print, radio, and television media, including The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS).

What Our Travelers Say

He is a great professor and also has a good sense of humor. His lectures were very, very interesting and well presented.

- Alejandrina D., Treasures of Southern Spain and Portugal

I felt that if I had a question about history, politics, etc. I could ask Charles, and always got a knowledgeable answer. He is remarkable, and a pleasant guy as well.

- Smithsonian Journeys Traveler

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Northern Italy

15 days | Starting at: $5,974
Apr 21, 2021 - May 5, 2021
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Voyage from Rome to Malta

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May 30, 2021 - Jun 7, 2021

Aboard the Le Bougainville
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