As Goethe said in ‘A Journey to Italy’: “Without seeing Sicily it is impossible to understand Italy – Sicily is the key to everything”.
You can book your tour through this online booking form. The deadline for tour reservations is 31 May. For questions about the tours please contact Mrs. Teri Priebe: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre Conference Tour
BEST OF SICILY: Palermo – Monreale, Baglio di Pianetto winery & the Valley of the Temples – Villa del Casale – Modica, Ibla and Scicli – Syracuse & Taormina – Mnt. Etna & Montalbano Elicona
18 – 24 October 2018 – 7 days / 6 nights, € 1599 pp
Sicily is more than just an island. Discover Sicily and discover the world. Sicily is Italy’s and Europe’s most historically cosmopolitan region having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans. There is no other place on earth like Sicily, the island is a unique place full of art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery and of course great food. Sicily is almost an nation unto itself.
Sicily is the largest Mediterranean island and with its geographical position halfway between Europe and Africa, the result is a rather unique blend of cultures that promises to entice the discerning traveler. Food is noticeably different to the rest of Italy; spicier and with more emphasis on fruit, vegetables and fish. Greek temples and Roman amphitheatres reflect days gone by of numerous invasions which have helped to create the culturally rich island of Sicily.
Post Conference Tours
28 -3 1 October 2018 – 4 days / 3 nights, € 899 pp
The Maltese islands are like nowhere else in the world! Prehistoric temples, fossil-studded cliffs, glittering hidden coves, welcoming climate, dramatic backdrops and delicious cuisine are some of the alluring reasons to visit Malta. Explore the lengthy history of the islands, where Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, French and English left behind an artistic and cultural heritage.
BAROQUE WONDERS & PANTALICA: ETNA- BAROQUE- GREEK –ROMAN SITES – PANTALICA
28 -3 1 October 2018 – 5 days / 4 nights, € 999 pp
Novelist Gesualdo Bufalino described the southeast of Sicily as an ‘island within an island’, and certainly this pocket of Sicily has a more remote and refined air about it, undoubtedly the lingering legacy of its glorious Greek heritage. It is a legacy that it wears with certain amount of aristocratic pride. Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Ispica, Scicli, shattered by devastating earthquake in January 1693, were rebuilt in the ornate and much-lauded style known as Sicilian baroque, a style that lends the region a honey-coloured cohesion and collective beauty. Nowhere is this aesthetic unity more visible than in Syracuse, one of the Sicily’s most visited cities, and by almost universal consent the most beautiful city on the island.
NORMANS & GREEKS OF SICILY: CEFALU- PALERMO-MARSALA-AGRIGENTO-PIAZZA ARMERINA
28 -3 1 October 2018 – 4 days / 3 nights, € 949 pp
Sicily is the largest island of the Mediterranean and it is a place blessed with a richness of history and tradition. Each town has a strong local identity, with traditions, cuisine and even the local dialect changing between towns, even if they are only 10 minutes apart. There is always something new to discover and enjoy! Defining Sicily, as any place in the world, is difficult since it’s the result of the mixture between Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spaniards. What is easy to say is that the result is a richness and variety of architecture, food, traditions and personalities that is hard to resist. Probably the single best attribute of Sicily is that it manages to be a fascinating place while hardly trying to do so. It all simply seems to exist and it is up to you to join in and enjoy it.
VISIT TINDARI – PATTI: Tindari, ancient Greek theatre, archaeological sites, Black Virgin Mary Cathedral, CSR- Ceramiche Siciliane Ruggeri Ceramic Factory, Patti
26 October 09.00 am – 17.30 pm, € 69 pp
Please find the detailed program here.
CHEESE MAKING & COOKING CLASS
27 October, full program 08.30 – 16.30
Cheese making & Cooking Class € 65 per person
Cheese making demonstration € 15 per person
Cooking Class € 55 per person