12 Day South & Sicily 2013
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Day 1 (Thursday) - Depart USA
Day 2 (Friday) - Arrive in Palermo, Afternoon Free, Dinner in Hotel
This evening we enjoy dinner and the first of many local wines to be sampled in the days ahead. (D)
Day 3 (Saturday) - Palermo & Monreale Sightseeing, Afternoon Free, Dinner Out Tonight
This afternoon and evening are on your own for free time, shopping or explorations. Tonight we’ll enjoy the local Sicilian food at a characteristic local restaurant with fine local wines. (BB, D)
Day 4 (Sunday) - Palermo, Piazza Armerina, Taormina, Dinner Out
Many have proclaimed Taormina to be the most beautiful place on earth. Now you can decide for yourself. After an exciting and educational day, a delicious, relaxing dinner is served in our hotel with fine local wines. (BB, D)
Day 5 (Monday) - Taormina, Afternoon at Leisure, Dinner Out Tonight
This afternoon is all yours! Why not stroll the medieval streets lined with interesting little shops, take a dip in the water, or just relax.
Tonight, we enjoy dinner and great Sicilian wines at a charming local restaurant. (BB, D)
Day 6 (Tuesday) - Taormina, Mt. Etna Visit, Lunch/Wine Tasting, Taormina
The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, orchards and vineyards. So let’s visit a local winery for a tour, a tasting and a light lunch!
Tonight you can enjoy dinner on your own. Have you tried “pesce spada” yet? Swordfish is Sicily’s favorite seafood. (BB, L)
Day 7 (Wednesday) - Taormina, Sorrento, Dinner in Hotel
Reggio ahead - the golden sun above - the blue water below - it’s great to be alive! Nestled at the tip of Calabria is Reggio - with her homes climbing up the serene slopes, hugging the hills, their faces to the sun and sea - expressing in a gaze the warmth of her people.
Now we motor north, up the rugged Calabrian spine across the Apennines to Sorrento. Dinner tonight is with our friends and fine wines, at the hotel. (BB, D)
Day 8 (Thursday) - Sorrento, Capri, Sorrento
Later this afternoon, we sail to Sorrento for dinner on your own. (BB)
Day 9 (Friday) - Sorrento, Pompeii, Sorrento, Dinner Out Tonight
This afternoon is all yours to relax and enjoy. Enjoy the pool and the extensive gardens of our deluxe, Parco dei Principi hotel. Tonight we’ll enjoy dinner out at a local Sorrento eatery. (BB, D)
Day 10 (Saturday) - Sorrento, Rome, Dinner in Hotel
Day 11 (Sunday) - Rome Sightseeing, Dinner out in Trastevere Tonight
Then we’ll enter the Colosseum, reliving the brutal entertainment of the gladiators and the lions, refereed by the Emperor himself. What do “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” really mean? It’s not what you think.
Tonight we’ll eat at one of my favorite Roman restaurants in the Trastevere section of Rome. Two thumbs up! (BB, D)
Day 12 (Monday) - Rome, USA
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There’s no place on earth like Sicily. A true melting pot of cultures, you’ll see Greek and Asian influences in the exotic architecture, unique cuisine and faces of her people. If you happen to be of Sicilian heritage, you’ll be surprised by how the “old country” has very much joined the 21st century while retaining its special charm.
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Palermo: Grand Hotel Wagner
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