SICILY

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SICILY: Island of Light, Crossroads of Cultures

May 13-22, 2017

Personally led by OSE owner Alex Ros


TRIP FEATURES:

  1. The finest hotels.

  2. Top guides, carefully vetted and extraordinarily knowledgeable.

  3. Fantastic Sicilian food with menus showcasing the island’s varied cuisine.

  4. Wine tastings at wineries in Marsala & Mount Etna.

  5. Enchanting Taormina —which Goethe called “a corner of paradise”— with its spectacular views of Mt Etna.

  6. Historic Syracuse, one of the most powerful cities of antiquity, with its archeological treasures and lovely old town.

  7. The picturesque towns of medieval Erice on a hilltop & beautiful Cefalu on the coast.

  8. Amazing mosaics at Palermo & Monreale.

  9. Excellently preserved Greek ruins at Segesta and Syracuse.

  10. Private cooking class at a palace in Syracuse.

  11. Special tastings of almond cookies & marzipan at a world-­‐famous pastry shop in Erice, and of honey on Mount Etna.

  12. A thoughtfully planned itinerary including time at leisure for “dolce farniente” (“the sweetness of doing nothing”).

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

May 13, 2017  Depart USA 

May 14  Arrive Palermo, Italy

May 15  PALERMO | MONREALE

May 16  Palermo: ERICE | MARSALA | SEGESTA

May 17  Palermo | CEFALU | Taormina

May 18  TAORMINA

May 19  Taormina | MOUNT ETNA | Siracusa

May 20  SIRACUSA sightseeing

May 21  SIRACUSA cooking class & at leisure

May 22  Fly home from Catania 

Optional Extension:

May 22  Siracusa | NOTO | MODICA | RAGUSA

May 23  Ragusa | CALTAGIRONE | PIAZZA ARMERINA

May 24  Ragusa | AGRIGENTO

May 25     Agrigento | SELINUNTE | Mazara del Vallo

May 26   Fly home from Palermo

MAP

( Main Itinerary in Blue | Extension in Brown )

FEATURES ON THE EXTENSION:

  1. Beautiful baroque architecture in the southeastern towns of Noto, Modica, and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Ragusa.

  2. Meet artisans who make the world famous majolica ceramics in Caltagirone.

  3. Taste world-­‐famous chocolate in Modica.

  4. See the amazing mosaics of the Villa Romana de Casale by Piazza Armerina.

  5. Marvel at stunning seaside Greek ruins in Agrigento and Selinunte.

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