archaeo

/ˈɑːkɪəʊ/

origin, beginning

muse 

/ mju:z/

inspiration, contemplation

ABOUT US 

ArchaeoMuse is founded on decades of experience, knowledge and passion.  Each bespoke trip is expertly crafted, with meticulous care, not only for classical civilisation lovers and history buffs, also anyone interested in learning a little about the culture of their favourite hotspot!  We can arrange cultural travel and educational trips for private groups, school groups and individuals of all ages. 

Antonio Leonardis

ARCHAEOMUSE DIRECTOR

WHO WE ARE

Throughout his 20 year international teaching career, Antonio has led and inspired countless groups of students and enthusiasts alike in discovering ancient lands and cultures.

Antonio has been besotted with all things classical and archaeological since meeting his professor and mentor, Dr Alexander Gordon McKay, in the early-90s as a student at McMaster and York Universities in Canada. He combines lecturing and teaching with his ongoing historic and archaeological studies, focusing on the pre-Roman history of Southern Italy, the land of his ancestors.

 

Since relocating permanently to the UK, Antonio has been able to continue his journey through the ages, settling in arguably one of the richest areas of British cultural heritage, the ancient Kingdom of Wessex.

Lucy brings over 20 years of experience in running successful businesses to ArchaeoMuse, setting the highest standards for the way we run our business.

Lucy’s vision for an ethical and principled cultural travel and educational company inspired co-director Antonio to join her in starting ArchaeoMuse.

Lucy is Antonio’s Muse, and together have inspired numerous travellers and students alike to learn about the languages, literature, philosophy, history, archaeology, art and architecture of Europe’s rich panorama of civilisations and cultures.

 

An animal lover, environmentalist, advocate of whole and organic foods, music and art enthusiast and keen traveller herself, she works to make every experience for our customers unforgettable and well-organised.

Lucy Leonardis

ARCHAEOMUSE DIRECTOR

MEET TARAS

Taras, son of Poseidon and founder of the Greek colony of Taras.

The life of Italian-born Taras, who was said to travel on the backs of dolphins, given tasks by The Muses, exploring and discovering, will help to inspire you to build your own heroic journey, just as ArchaeoMuse co-founder, Antonio, has done over the past two decades.


               Look out for this symbol for all things Taras:
               Taras' Tips, Newsletters and Features!

THE MUSES

The original Nine Muses, of Greek mythology fame (daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne), were believed to have been created to inspire and uplift in times of hardship. As a collective they represented all areas of history, art & culture and science, popular at the time.
Our modernised interpretations of each Muse have been slightly updated to embody areas of modern culture. They are on hand to provide ideas for crafting an inspirational trip based on themes of specific interest to you. Follow one or more of our Muses to see where your next adventure may take you.
 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Did you know each and every one of our trips is unique? Read on to see how we work with our clients to put them together.

1

Get in touch so we can find out what it is you're looking for.

2

We'll put together a bespoke plan just for you, based on your budget and requirements.

3

We'll walk you through your itinerary, answering any questions you may have.

4

We'll go to the locations on your itinerary ahead of time to scout out the best locations, historical sites and hotels. 

5

We'll see you there!

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