Centers of Culture & Art in the Mediterranean
Art and culture are alive in the lands that border the Mediterranean Sea. In Seville and Barcelona, Marseille and Bonifacio, Dubrovnik and Split, every corner and piazza preserves cultural and artistic memories of the intrepid Portuguese, the Romans and Moors, and the vast seaborne trading empire of the Venetians. Sail with us aboard the elegant 114-guest Corinthian II.
See the best of Moorish art and architecture at the 13th-century Alhambra palace, a fantasy of lacy arches and romantic courtyards. Experience a private flamenco performance in Seville. View works of 20th-century artists such as Gaudi in Barcelona and Cezanne in Aix-en-Provence. Take in the limestone cliffs of Bonifacio in Corsica and the magnificent fjord of Boka Kotorska en route to Montenegro’s Kotor. Admire the well-preserved Greco-Roman antiquities collection at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples and enjoy a private performance of traditional Croatian klapa (a cappella) singing in Dubrovnik. Visit the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery in Split, designed by the 20th-century Croatian sculptor himself and exhibiting his most significant works.
This grand journey from Seville to Venice visits some of the most important centers of art and culture in the Mediterranean world, places steeped in history—both ancient and modern. The scholars and teachers noted below will share with you their wide experience and expertise on topics ranging from the Greek and Roman civilizations that once dominated these shores, through the artistic achievements associated with Barcelona and Provence and Venice, to the sad history of European wars in the 20th century and the prospects for peace in the 21st.