Splendid Sicilia featuring Palermo, Siracusa and Taormina
Delve into the fascinating mosaic that is Sicily. Explore this beautiful Mediterranean island on a grand tour and discover the influences left by ancient Greeks and Romans, Arabs and Normans. Get acquainted with Palermo’s colorful markets and the city’s famous “street food.” Spend time at Monreale’s 12th-century cathedral. Indulge in a 4-course meal with wine pairings curated by a professional sommelier. Meet a countess in her beautiful palace and visit a family-owned farm where you’ll hear Sicilian folk music and learn how they make ricotta cheese. Travel to Corleone and learn about the anti-mafia movement. Enjoy Agrigento’s spectacular Valley of the Temples (UNESCO). Spend 4 nights in Taormina, the jewel of Sicily, perched above the Ionian Sea. Choose to visit Savoca, one of the film locations for “The Godfather,”
OR visit the beautiful medieval mountaintop village of Castelmola. Reflect on the grandeur of ancient Greece during an included excursion to the historical sites in Siracusa (UNESCO), whose archaeological treasures rival those in Athens.