11 days

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Summary

The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily arguably has the richest history of any region in Italy. The classically beautiful heart of the Mediterranean has been praised by poets and became the prize of countless cultures - Phoenicians, Greeks & Romans and later the Normans. During the Greek and later the Norman periods, Sicily was the creative centre of philosophy, art and learning. On this sun-soaked island, we find wonderfully preserved Greek temples, Roman villas and Norman cathedrals (many filled with stunning mosaics).

This trip show cases the wonderful monuments from all the cultures which found their homes on Sicily. We explore the Normano-Arabic churches of Palermo, alongside some of the best preserved Greek temples in the world – and the most important late antique villa in Italy.

Tour highlights:

  • See truly exceptional mosaics at the Villa Romana, Piazza Armerina
  • Visit Arab-Norman churches with their blend of Byzantine and Arabic art
  • See the cathedral at Monreale which is covered in opulent mosaics
  • Discover the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Have a special access evening visit to the Cappella Palatina

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£3,445

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£3,295

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  • Save £150 if you pay your full balance today, just £3,295
  • Pay a low deposit of £199, was £500.

Single supplement: £490

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Meet your Experts

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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truely remarkable.

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world. Oliver worked for over ten years as a field archaeologist in Italy at classical and medieval sites, before moving across the Adriatic to Albania.

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Michela O'Brien

Tour Manager

Born in Milan, Italy, Michela has over 30 years’ experience in education both in Italy and in the UK. She has worked in Adult Education teaching languages, speaks Italian and English fluently and has some French and Spanish.

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Segesta, Sicily
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
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19 March 2020 ASIC200319 19 March 2020 (Thursday) 29 March 2020 (Sunday) Dr Neil Faulkner Stefan Aquilina £3,345
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14 May 2020 ASIC200514 14 May 2020 (Thursday) 24 May 2020 (Sunday) Dr Eireann Marshall Cem Boyvadaoglu £3,445
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10 September 2020 ASIC200910 10 September 2020 (Thursday) 20 September 2020 (Sunday) Oliver Gilkes Michela O'Brien £3,445
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17 September 2020 ASIC200917 17 September 2020 (Thursday) 27 September 2020 (Sunday) Dr Gillian Shepherd Alex Casey £3,445
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1 October 2020 ASIC201001 1 October 2020 (Thursday) 11 October 2020 (Sunday) Doru Bogdan Marina Bazzani £3,395
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8 October 2020 ASIC201008 8 October 2020 (Thursday) 18 October 2020 (Sunday) Dr Jamie Sewell Johanna Flippent £3,395
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