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Sicily: Archaeology, Art & Cuisine

Tour Dates: September 14-25, 2021 in the planning stages (11 days)

Tour Leader(s): Gerald Schaus ,

This tour is in the planning stages for the September 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

Travel with our engaging AIA lecturer and host, archaeologist Gerry Schauss. Discover and learn about many of the most impressive archaeological monuments found anywhere in the Mediterranean, such as Agrigento, Selinunte, Segesta, and Syracuse. Admire spectacular, sunlit landscapes of undulating vineyards and Mediterranean Sea vistas. See two of the finest examples of Norman architecture: Monreale Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Palermo (Palazzo dei Normanni). View extensive archaeological collections at several excellent museums. Savor fine cuisine, with wine included at group dinners. Feel pampered with seven nights at 5-star hotels and two nights at a four-star hotel, all chosen for their generous comfort and prime locations. Relax and enjoy traveling with a maximum of just 16 guests plus your expert lecturer, trip manager, and local guides.

Choose to extend your trip for three nights to discover Malta’s renowned and extraordinary prehistoric monuments.

Agrigento © poudou99

Roman mosaic in the Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina © Jose Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro

Erice, Sicily © Norbert Nagel

Ear of Dionysius, Archaeological Park, Syracuse © Laurel Lodged

Coastline of Ortygia, the historic center of Syracuse © Fausto Schiliro

The Doric Greek Temple E at Selinunte © Frank Manogil

Stagnone Nature Reserve © Adri8826

Itinerary


Main Tour Itinerary
Tuesday, September 14, 2021: Depart home for Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Wednesday, September 15: Arrive Palermo | Private transfer to hotel | Orientation meeting
Thursday, September 16: Palermo: Royal Palace of Palermo & Cappella Palatina, Archaeological Museum | Welcome dinner
Friday, September 17: Monreale | Winery lunch | Segesta | Erice | Marsala
Saturday, September 18: Island of Mozia | Marsala: Archaeological Museum
Sunday, September 19:  Selinunte | Agrigento
Monday, September 20: Agrigento: Archaeological Museum, Valley of the Temples
Tuesday, September 21: Morgantina | Archaeological Museum of Aidone | Piazza Armerina | Syracuse
Wednesday, September 22: Syracuse: AM walking tour of Ortygia | PM at leisure
Thursday, September 23: Syracuse: Neapolis Archaeological Park, Archaeological Museum | PM at leisure | Farewell dinner
Friday, September 24: Fly home OR Continue on the optional Malta extension

Optional, Post-Tour Extension to Malta
Day 1: Syracuse, Sicily | Ferry to Valletta, Malta | Mdina | Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples | San Ġiljan
Day 2: Valletta walking tour, National Museum of Archaeology | Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum | Tarxien
Day 3: Gozo: Ggantija, Cittadella, Museum of Archaeology | Farewell dinner
Day 4: Fly home

 

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This tour is in the planning stages for the September 2021 departure.  To be notified before others when the tour is available and to receive a detailed brochure, contact us at 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org.

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