Italy and Sicily

Jewels of the Mediterranean

As the cradle of modern civilisation, Italy has more than most countries to offer - history, art and spectacular scenery in equal measure. So join us as we tread the paths of the ancient Romans, of early Christians and of the great Renaissance artists.

Sample Italy Pilgrimage Tour Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Palermo

  • Palermo - arrival in Sicily's capital and evening at leisure.

Day Three: Palermo - Erice - Palermo

  • Erice - hilltop town where narrow alleyways and small piazzas give the impression of time stood still.

Day Four: Palermo - Monreale - Agrigento

  • Monreale - whose Norman Cathedral and Benedictine Cloister boast the most exquisite mosaics in the Christian church.
  • Agrigento - where the breathtaking ruins in the Valley of the Temples bear witness to the influence of Greek civilisation.
Taormina, Sicily

Taormina, Sicily

Day Five: Agrigento - Piazza Armerina and Villa Romana del Casale - Taormina

  • Piazza Armerina - with the ruins of the Imperial Villa Romana del Casale and its well preserved floor mosaics.

Day Six: Taormina

  • Taormina - perched high above the Ionian Sea at the foot of Mount Etna, a favorite vacation place for 2500 years. See the Greek and Roman Theater with unforgettable views of the volcano.

Day Seven: Taormina - Sorrento

  • From Sicily to the Italian mainland.

Day Eight: Sorrento - Amalfi Coast - Sorrento

  • Sorrento - where the Sirens have bewitched travelers since the ancient Greeks.
  • Amalfi Drive - one of the most dramatic drives in Italy, as the road clings to the rocky peninsular passing through Amalfi and Positano, perched precariously on the cliff face.
Colosseum - © Picture of Rome courtesy of Rome.info

Colosseum - © Picture of Rome courtesy of Rome.info

Day Nine: Sorrento - Pompeii - Herculaneum - Rome

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum - both buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD., the excavations give a fascinating insight into everday life in the Roman Empire.

Days Ten and Eleven: Rome

  • Rome - the Eternal City still casts its magical spell 2000 years after it was the capital of the known world. See the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Spanish Steps, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica.

Day Twelve: Rome - USA

 

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