Sicily in Depth (Summer 2017)

About Valletta, Malta


Highlights


ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taormina: Visit the courtyard of Palazzo Corvaja. Stroll along Corso Umberto to Piazza IX Aprile.
  • Cefalu: See the Cathedral and walk down to the medieval stone fountain in the old fishermen's quarter.
  • Palermo: See Teatro Massimo, Quattro Canti Square, Fontana Pretoria and Palermo Cathedral.
  • Erice: Explore the quiet alleys of this ancient walled town - it's like stepping into the middle ages.
  • Trapani Salt Marshes: Stop at one of the restored windmills and learn about the ancient process of salt extraction.
  • Ragusa: See the famous Baroque buildings and churches.
  • Syracuse: Explore the ancient streets and delightful squares of Ortygia.

AUTHENTIc REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • 7 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Highlight Lunches (HL), 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 three-course table d’hôte Dinner (DW), 1 Dine-Around (DA) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Palermo: There is an array of restaurants and cuisines to choose from on your Dine-Around evening.
  • Erice: At a local farm, sample the olive oil produced on the island with a tasting of Sicilian wine and a light lunch.
  • Taormina: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner with wine, reflecting some of Sicily's top culinary heritage.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Syracuse: Walk through the Paradise Quarry gardens, listen to the acoustics in the mysterious Ear of Dionysius and visit the Greek amphitheatre.
  • Agrigento: Crowning a ridge at the Valley of the Temples are the magnificent remains of the Greek colony Akragas. Join your Local Expert for a walk to the Temples of Juno, Concorde and Hercules, some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world.
  • Monreale: The sombre exterior of the cathedral at Monreale gives away few clues to the riches inside. Step into a world where the walls glitter with 12th century mosaics, the best of their kind in the world.
  • Taormina: Set on a cliff, open to the sky, take your seats in the ancient Greek theatre and enjoy the view through the crumbling arches to snowy Mount Etna with a Local Expert.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Taormina: Enjoy traditional Mediterranean hospitality on the rocky coast of the Ionian Sea at the Hilton Giardini Naxos.
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