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Malta, Keystone of Mediterranean History

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Road Scholar
Program #3215RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Instructors

These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Gen. Claude Gaffiero

During his distinguished military career, Gen. Claude Gaffiero served as aide-de-camp to two governors general and three presidents of the Republic of Malta. A graduate of the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Gen. Gaffiero was later appointed commander of Malta’s Armed Forces. Since retiring, he has applied himself to enlarging his personal store of knowledge of Malta’s history. He is a Knight of the Venerable Order of Saint John and a published author.

Fr. Marius Zerafa

“St. Jerome” was painted in Malta by Caravaggio when he was a killer on the run. In 1984 it was stolen, and Father Marius Zerafa, then Director of Museums, was contacted for the ransom. Now retired, Father Zerafa shares his personal story of the theft, intrigue and ultimate recovery with participants, all the while presenting a vivid portrait of Caravaggio, his time in Malta and his pivotal place in the evolution of art in the period.

Prof. Lawrence Ancilleri

Recently retired from teaching at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, Lawrence still lectures part-time at the University of Malta. Lawrence is the co-founder of a non-government organization caring for children with learning difficulties and ex-convicts. He has also stood as a candidate for the Maltese Parliament in two consecutive elections. A graduate of the University of Malta, Lawrence holds degrees in history and Mediterranean and diplomatic studies.

Dr. Charles Dalli

Charles Dalli studied history at the University of Malta and received his master’s in medieval history at the University of Cambridge, England. He lectures full-time in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta, where he teaches medieval history. He has researched medieval Maltese history in archives in Sicily and Spain, and has published two books on the subject.

Dr. Joseph Magro-Conti

Dr. Magro Conti is an archaeologist who studied at the University of Malta. He now works for the government in the National Planning Authority, and is responsible for evaluating potential archaeological sites before permits can be issued for new buildings.

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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