Clio is the muse of history. Her name derives from the word 'kleo', which means to 'tell of', 'make famous' or 'celebrate'. Her name can also be translated as 'glorifier', a key characteristic of historical writing.
Be led by Clio on your historical journey.
“Visit the locations where Hannibal and his mighty army, elephants and all, battled the Romans, building your journey from Tunisia to the Straits of Gibraltar, on to the Alps and Lake Trasimene in Tuscany and finally on to Cannae in Puglia, south east Italy.”
The historians Polybios and Livy both give detailed accounts of Hannibal's relentless invasion of the fast-expanding republic of Rome. Visit the sites of two of his most famous battles: Lake Trasimene and Cannae.
Lake Trasimene, Tuscany
SCROLL THROUGH SOME OF CLIO'S SUGGESTIONS
Spartacus and the Slave Wars
Clio, Muse of History, can inspire the curious traveler to follow the footsteps of some of most fascinating figures of human history. One such figure is Spartacus, leading a slave army of thousands, invaded Italy and the powerful Roman republic from Sicily. The encounter culminates on the slopes of Vesuvius and ends in Rome itself.
Follow the invasion of Rome, as led by gladiator and rebel-slave, Spartacus of Thrace, and journey from Sicily to Rome. Spartacus was a slave who led the Spartacus Revolt, which began in 73 BC.
SAMPLE ITINERARY INSPIRED BY CLIO
THE SLAVE WARS
STOP ONE AND TWO
I Am Spartacus
Re-live the invasion of Rome led by gladiator and rebel slave, Spartacus of Thrace. Your journey begins in the Roman province of Sicily, visiting the sites where Spartacus started his revolt.
STOP FOUR AND FIVE
Spend another day in the Bay of Naples where the prisoners from Spartacus' army were crucified. Naples boasts two of the three largest amphitheatres in the world, at Pozzuoli and Capua.
Mount Vesuvius - At the End of the Road
Trace Spartacus' path along the slopes of Mount Vesuvius where his route to Rome was brutally halted - some 200 million years before the devastating volcanic eruption.
STOP SIX AND SEVEN
All Roads lead to Rome
Explore the site where the gladiatorial combat reached its pinnacle. If you choose to stay in Naples for two days, the focus of your final day in Rome will be the ancient centre, the Forum, and, of course, the mighty colisseum.
Here are some more exciting examples of Clio inspired adventures that we organise, remember we can tailor-make itineraries for you and your interests, please contact us for more information:
The first Roman Province in France. Click here to see a sample itinerary inspired by Clio.
Hannibal’s Path to Rome: Tunisia to Morocco to Spain, France, and Italy.
Mycenaean Connections: Greece to Britain and Beyond.
Lithuania and the Baltics: From the Vikings and Romans to Stalin and Russia. Click here to see our thrilling trips around the Baltics.
Trojan War: Follow Odysseus and Aeneas’ paths from Troy in modern Turkey around the Aegean and Mediterranean to Greece and Italy.
Please contact us for more details and to start designing your personalised unforgettable experience.
“My son took the Landon School Trip to Europe with Archaeomuse years ago, and since then he has been studying Latin—currently at the University of Vermont. He has also returned to Greece and Italy.”