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Sicily: Culture through the Ages

2015 Prices From $5,490 for 10 Days - Tauck World Discovery

Over the centuries, the island of Sicily was colonized by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Muslims, Normans and assorted others before becoming part of Spain, then the Bourbon Kingdom, and finally part of Italy. Discover the cultural footprints all these conquerors left behind on Tauck’s comprehensive Sicily tour. Vestiges of the ancient Greeks and Romans entice in Agrigento and Taormina... the presence of the Normans lingers in Palermo and Monreale... a distinctive style of Sicilian architecture began in the Baroque Valley centuries ago and flourishes today... Byzantine and Arab art mingle with Italian influences... the culture peculiar to the Mafia is revealed in Corleone. Watch the crafting of Majolica pottery... taste impressive wines from grapes grown in volcanic soil... sample traditional chocolate... and have dinner with a Sicilian principessa in her 14th-century palazzo, all for a taste of the authentic Sicily.  There’s something old and new around every bend on this memorable Sicily tour.

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  1. Day 1

    Benvenuti a Palermo

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    Day 2

    Sicily’s Norman heritage in Monreale, the Teatro Massimo and more in Palermo

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    Day 3

    The anti-Mafia movement, a wine tasting and more in Corleone

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    Day 4

    Majolica ceramics and more on a day in Sciacca

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    Day 5

    The Valley of Temples in Agrigento and Baroque Ragusa Ibla

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    Day 6

    Modica chocolate-making and Noto in the Baroque Valley

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    Day 7

    Ancient Siracusa, then and now

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    Day 8

    Fiery Mt. Etna, a winery tour and Taormina on the sea

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    Day 9

    Taormina, a “Patch of Paradise” and the Teatro Greco

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    Day 10

    Homeward bound

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The Tauck Difference

You may go to Rome, Venice and Florence and experience LaDolce Vita, but in Sicily you live La Vita Vera. Sicilians are warm, friendly and unpretentious. Sicily is an island of wild beauty and history, with a culture that dates back to antiquity. The tour encapsulated the passion and pride of a Sicily one must experience. Being amid the ruins of ancient temples, Greek and Roman theaters, and climbing Mt. Etna highlighted the tour. Great moments come when engaging the Sicilian people and discovering their warmth and genuine interest in making you feel at home and like family.

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