For thousands of years, waves of civilizations have left their imprint on the Mediterranean. Explore a multitude of World Heritage sites during this delightful cruise featuring 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

For thousands of years, waves of civilizations have left their imprint on the Mediterranean. Explore a multitude of World Heritage sites during this delightful cruise featuring southern Italy, Sicily, and Malta—considered the crossroads of this complex history.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

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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Experts

May 30 - Jun 7, 2021 Departure
Charles Ingrao

Charles Ingrao

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).

Oct 13 - 21, 2021 Departure
Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano

Dennis Romano is a specialist in the history of medieval and Renaissance Europe and the Mediterranean.  The Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History emeritus at Syracuse University, he is the author of dozens of articles and five books including The Likeness of Venice:  A Life of Doge Francesco Foscari, 1373-1457 and Markets and Marketplaces in Medieval Italy, both published by Yale University Press.  He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.  He is currently writing, for Oxford University Press, a history of Venice from the city’s origins to the present day.