Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Agrigento and Syracuse; cruise among the scenic Aeolian Islands and enjoy up-close views of still-active Stromboli Volcano; and tour Monreale’s impressive 12th-century Cathedral, hailed as Italy’s most beautiful Norman church.
Hailing from the seaside town of Cork, Ireland, Matthew is a qualified Art Historian, earning his undergraduate degree in Art History & Philosophy in 2014 from University College Cork. He then went on to receive his Master’s degree in High Renaissance Art, with a special focus on Michelangelo. He is currently based at University College Cork, where he lectures and researches in the History of Art department. His research, and his passion for Italian art and culture, regularly takes him to cities such as Rome and Florence, where he has led educational tours for undergraduate students. Matthew is friendly and laidback by nature, with a love of travel and a keen dedication to learning.