Flavors of Sicily
Duration: 9 Days
May 13 - May 21, 2022 (*almost full)
May 27 - June 4, 2022 (*almost full)
$4,995 from Catania, Italy
We are pleased to reprise the W&L Traveller's Flavors of Sicily, one of the most enthusiastically reviewed of our land programs in recent years. Once again, our Flavors program will provide an intimate, immersive approach to a set of authentic cultural and culinary experiences. Here, in the most picturesque region of Sicily, we'll converse with winemakers whose award-winning vineyards thrive on the flanks of Mount Etna and enjoy their boutique wines paired with savory antipasti. We'll prepare such iconic dishes as pasta alla Norma with Sicilian chefs, then enjoy them in the shade of citrus groves near the coastal town of Catania. The beautiful landscapes of Sicily are populated by the spirits of ancient Greeks and Romans who found paradise on this island.
With easy access to the many sites on our itinerary, we'll use only one accommodation for this trip, Taormina's Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace. Superbly situated in the picturesque bay of Mazzarò, close to the cable car service up to Taormina, this five-star deluxe property provides exceptional comfort in a stunning setting. Each room enjoys sea views from generously proportioned furnished balconies. Excellent guides, including popular Flavors host Chiara Sanguineti, will lead us on many memorable discoveries of Sicily's celebrated past. Our itinerary includes visits to Siracusa, the 2,700-year-old seaside city founded by Greek Corinthians, and the phenomenal Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily's 4th- century domestic masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site. During leisure hours, we'll also enjoy Taormina, with our hotel only a cable car ride from her renowned Greek theater.
Veteran W&L travelers are well aware that space on these distinctive, superbly priced programs is limited. We encourage your prompt registration.