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Italy: Sicily

Italy, Europe

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Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 5
Operator: The Dragon's Path 16 people max
  • Palermo, sicily, italy
  • Active & Adventure trips
Marble acropolis and slowly crumbling temples confide the ancient history of Sicily, a narrow strip of land struggled over by Greece and Italy for centuries.

Sicily’s olive trees, laden with fruit, sway in Mediterranean breezes as we wander medieval streets and discover labyrinthine markets of Vuccirea and Il Capo. We visit Palermo’s famous Cathedral, Palazzo Reale and Piazza Pretoria and rest  in shady piazzas.  Our afternoon exploration takes us into the green heart of the island to Gangi, where we stay in a converted 14-century Benedictine abbey.

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Italy, Europe

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  • Reviewer: located in Baltimore, Maryland USA

    wonderful trip as always! I've joined Kathy in Peru (twice!), Sicily, Nepal, Bhutan, the Basque Country, New Mexico and other destinations. Always great!

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Marble acropolis and slowly crumbling temples confide the ancient history of Sicily, a narrow strip of land struggled over by Greece and Italy for centuries.

Sicily’s olive trees, laden with fruit, sway in Mediterranean breezes as we wander medieval streets and discover labyrinthine markets of Vuccirea and Il Capo. We visit Palermo’s famous Cathedral, Palazzo Reale and Piazza Pretoria and rest  in shady piazzas.  Our afternoon exploration takes us into the green heart of the island to Gangi, where we stay in a converted 14-century Benedictine abbey.


In the Madonna Mountains, we sample wine and cheese made using generations-old methods. We walk a ridgeline with panoramic views of Madonie National Park, speckled with wildflowers and ancient castles.  We descend to picnic and explore the tunnels and chambers of the Norman castle in Sperlinga.


A cooking demonstration sends us on our way to the Aeolian Islands, enchanted Mediterranean archipelago. We walk from seaport to volcano crater, ferrying between islands on a large wooden fishing boat.  Mythical castles with historic Roman baths and fertile caper plantations intersperse with quaint fishing villages, their white-washed homes flanking volcanoes and the black sand beaches beneath.


Taormina’s cascading flowers line narrow streets descending steeply to the sea. We discover the treasures of ancient castles in hidden byways off pristine piazzas.  From terraces overlooking the Ionian Sea, we sip the areas famous almond wine served icy-cold.


An early morning trip to Mt. Etna offers an adventurous walk among citrus groves to oak, beech and chestnut forests. We cross hardened lava flows on our way to a mountain hut. Mt. Etna, Europe’s largest Volcano, provides a backdrop for our final views of Sicily.

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