Sicily 2021

Treasures of Trinacria: From Antiquity to the Baroque

13-Day Tour of the Magical Island of Sicily

January 2- 15, 2021

Registration begins February 2020

Package Includes:

  • 5 nights Palermo, 2 nights Agrigento, 3 nights Siracusa, 1 night airport hotel
  • Accommodations in centrally located, three and four star hotels
  • Round-trip air transportation
  • All transportation between cities by motor coach
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Five dinners
  • Entrance to all museums, archeological sites,  and other venues included in the itinerary
  • Guided tour by a local expert at each site visited
  • Tour group is limited to 20 people.

Itinerary

  • day 1  Departure
  • day 2  Arrive Palermo, late afternoon.  Hotel Eurostar Centrale Palace  Get settled.  dinner
  • day 3  morning:  Walking tour of Palermo with stops at Palazzo Reale and Cappella Palatina, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Mercato Capo. afternoon:  Il Cattedrale, Quattro Canti, Piazza Municipio,  La Martorana
  • day 4  morning:  Santa Caterina, Teatro Massimo, Museo Archeologico afternoon:  S. Domenico, Oratorio dei Ss. Rosario di S. Domenico, Oratorio dei Ss. Rosario di S. Cita’, Palazzo Mirto
  • day 5  morning:  Monreale afternoon: Palazzo Abatelis
  • day 6  Day trip to Cefalu’ late afternoon:  free time in Palermo dinner
  • day 7   Depart Palermo morning:  Segesta afternoon:  Selinunte late afternoon arrival in Agrigento.  Pensione Arco Ubriaco, dinner
  • day 8   Agrigento morning:  Valley of Temples and Archeological Museum afternoon:  tour of town of Agrigento
  • day 9   Leave Agrigento for Siracusa.  Residenza Hotel alla Giudecca Stop at  Piazza Armerina enroute for a tour of the Villa Casale and lunch.  dinner
  • day 10  Day in Siracusa.  Visit Archeological Zone, Greek Theater, Tomb of Archimedes, Archeological Museum.
  • day 11 morning:  Bus trip to the baroque town of Noto (very close by) afternoon: Tour of Ortigia, including the Cathedral, Santa Lucia alla Badia (Caravaggio’s St. Lucy is inside.), the ancient Mikvah  dinner
  • day 12  Leave Siracusa for a day in Taormina. Visit the Greek Theater and the Odion. Free time in the town to enjoy the lovely shops, restaurants, and the magnificent views. Late afternoon transfer to Catania airport.  Fly to Rome and stay at the Golden Tulip Airport Hotel.
  • day 13  Arrivederci Italia!