Classical Sicily

Guests walking up to Segesta
Guests walking up to Segesta
Segesta from afar
Segesta from afar
The Temple of Hera at Agrigento
The Temple of Hera at Agrigento
La Martorana
La Martorana
Dr Denise Allen in action at the Regional Archaeological Museum
Dr Denise Allen in action at the Regional Archaeological Museum
La Cuba, Palermo
La Cuba, Palermo
Guests at La Cuba, Palermo
Guests at La Cuba, Palermo
La Zisa
La Zisa
Christ Pantocrator mosaics in the cathedral in Monreale, Palermo
Christ Pantocrator mosaics in the cathedral in Monreale, Palermo
Inside the Oratorio di Santa Cita
Inside the Oratorio di Santa Cita
Startlingly contemporary-looking mosaic at Piazza Armerina
Startlingly contemporary-looking mosaic at Piazza Armerina
Graeco-Roman theater at Taormina
Graeco-Roman theater at Taormina

The meeting point between Africa and Europe, East and West - there’s so much more to the Sicily you think you know. The classically beautiful heart of the Mediterranean has been praised by poets and became the prize of countless cultures – Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans and more. The sun-soaked island is home to wonderfully-preserved Greek temples, Roman villas and Norman cathedrals - many filled with glorious mosaics. Its bountiful seas and fertile lands were once the sites of fierce ancient battles; but Sicily was also a creative centre of philosophy, art and learning.

This tour will leave memories of beautiful bays and ruinous ancient cities; and honey coloured columns against a clear blue sky.

  • Island at the centre of the Mediterranean, a multicultural nucleus packed with spectacular monuments
  • Exceptionally fine mosaics at Piazza Armerina, a palatial Roman villa, re-opened after extensive refurbishment
  • From columns to cathedrals - explore honey-coloured Greek temples and gleaming gold-in-glass Norman mosaics

Themes

  • Romans
  • Prehistory
  • Medieval
  • Historic Churches
  • Cultural Excursion
  • Ancient Greek

Practicalities

  • Special Access

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  5. Field Notes
  6. Hotels - Bed & Breakfast

Travel Information

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