One of our most popular guide lecturer's, Dr Eireann Marshall has led over 50 tours for Andante. Eireann specialises in Roman archaeology, particularly in North Africa - she is bilingual in English and Italian. In 2012 she will be leading tours to: Pompeii, Sicily, Ravenna and Rome.
After leading so many tours for Andante, is there anywhere which particularly stands out? Which you look forward to going back to?
I love all of the sites we visit for different reasons. Although I have visited the Bay of Naples innumerable times both with Andante and for work, I can't get enough of the detail you find on these sites. Often it is the hidden-away places or houses that allow you to almost touch the ancient peoples who lived here.
For different reasons I love Ravenna: here I don't feel as though I am communing with the peoples of the past but feel I am able to glimpse an enigmatic period and feast my eyes on the most colourful mosaics I have seen.
And you can't beat Rome, the caput mundi: here you can drink the best coffee, and soak in the atmosphere of a city that has been the centre of the world for millennia.