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Sicily: Culture through the Ages

2014 Prices From $4,990 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 Segesta, 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 and Palermo

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    Day 3

    The Temple of Segesta, Erice, "abbey sweets" and dinner with a princess

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    Day 4

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

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    Day 5

    The Valley of Temples in Agrigento and Majolica ceramics in Caltagirone

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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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We loved our 25th Anniversary trip to Italy and Sicily with Tauck. It was well beyond our expectations. Our Tauck Directors were wonderful, and made sure everything ran smoothly. It was so nice to have everything included. We really felt like King and Queen for the entire trip.

Peggy & Mark Quiniff

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