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.