Explore a multitude of World Heritage sites in southern Italy, Sicily and Malta—considered the crossroads of this complex history.

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 The port of Valletta, Malta  Harbor scene in Valletta, Malta  Valletta harbor, Malta  Village of Positano, along the Amalfi Coast  Views of the Amalfi Coast   Town situated along Italy's renowned Amalfi Coast  Wall painting found in Pompeii  Remarkable Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius in the background  Shop with counter and display area along a street in Pompeii  The essence of Capri  Port on the island of Capri  The World Heritage site of Stromboli, among the Aeolian Islands  The light display of the erupting volcano of Stromboli  The famous Greek theater of Taormina  Coastal view near Taormina  The Greek theater of Siracusa  The baroque cathedral of Ortygia, Siracusa  Temple of Concord, Valley of the Temples, Agrigento  The port of Valletta, Malta  Panoramic view of Valletta, Malta  St. Angelo Fort in Valletta, Malta

Voyage from Rome to Malta

Aboard the Le Bougainville

9 days from $4,595

Explore a multitude of World Heritage sites in southern Italy, Sicily and Malta—considered the crossroads of this complex history.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Smithsonian surpasses any organized trip we have taken in the past several decades.

- Irving R.

The Voyage from Rome to Malta is a fabulous experience, from the chance to walk around the ruins of Pompeii, to cruising on a beautiful ship along the Amalfi coast, to touring phenomenal ancient Greek sites in Sicily, and visiting the absolutely beautiful island of Malta.

- John J.


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May 24 - Jun 1, 2020 Departure
Albert  Leonard

Albert Leonard

Albert Leonard Jr. is Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona. Al is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world. For more than four decades, he has directed excavations at a number of sites in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Jordan. Throughout his career, Al has been active in educational outreach and, in 2006, the Archaeological Institute of America awarded him its Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by which it “acknowledged and applauded the invaluable service that [he] has given to the archaeological community as an educator.”

As his alter ego, the Time Traveling Gourmet, Al combines his command of archaeological, historical, and literary material with culinary skills acquired at Le Cordon Bleu as well as the Culinary Institute of America (partially supported by a Robert A. Parker Wine Advocate Scholarship) in order to reconstruct (in the classroom or the kitchen) dishes described by such ancient authors as Archestratus of Syracuse, a 4th-century B.C. Sicilian cook who has often been called the “Father of Gastronomy.” Al presently divides his time between Boston, where he is a Research Associate at the Harvard Semitic Museum, and California’s Russian River Valley, where he is a member of The Society of Wine Educators and the Northern Sonoma County convivium of Slow Foods International. 

Jun 7 - 15, 2020 Departure
Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones

Janet Duncan Jones is Professor of Classics at Bucknell University. She received her B.A. in Latin from the College of William and Mary and her M.A. and Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Janet is an active field archaeologist specializing in Greek and Roman art and architecture, ancient urbanization, ancient technology with a focus on ancient glass production, and environmental history. Her publications focus on ancient technology and the impact of those technologies on ancient landscapes. Her current research focuses on the impact of the Moors in southern Spain on urbanism, architecture, technology, and intellectual history. Janet is full of stories from her extensive travels in the Mediterranean and Middle East and from over 20 years of archaeological field work in Greece at Athens and Corinth, in Turkey at Gordion and Gritille Hoyuk, in Tunisia at Carthage, and in Jordan at el-Lejjun, Humayma, and Aqaba.