April 24 – May 3, 2019

About This Tour

Sicily is the largest island in all the Mediterranean Sea, a sun-kissed land with warm breezes and rich volcanic soil that once made it truly a paradise on earth. The land and sea offered up in abundance fresh seafood, olive trees, orange groves, lemon trees, date palms, almond fields, grape vineyards, rolling wheat fields, and dense forests. Although largely deforested over the centuries in all but the northeastern corner, the island is still one of Italy’s great breadbaskets.

Writers, poets, historian, and even a few locals have claimed that the gods personally took part in the creation of Sicily. One look and the first-time visitor will know what they mean. The world’s first multicultural society, Sicily is more than just an island full of art, archaeology, history, folklore, scenery and great food. It is a world unto itself.

Tour highlights

  • Arab-Norman city of Palermo *
  • Cathedral of Monreale *
  • Selinunte, 7th century Greek city
  • Architectural Area of Agrigento *
  • Villa Romana del Casale *
  • Baroque town of Ragusa *
  • Siracusa, ancient Greek center *
  • Taormina
  • Mt. Etna *
  • * UNESCO World Heritage Sites