October 10–18, 2014
Circumnavigate Sicily to discover ancient temples and theaters, glittering mosaics, and a Caravaggio masterpiece. Embark in Catania and sail through the Aeolian Islands to Palermo. Marvel at the exquisite mosaics of the Palatine Chapel and tour the magnificent Norman cathedral in Monreale. View the splendid Greek temple and theater in Segesta, and discover the fine Greek ruins of the Valley of the Temples at Agrigento. In Pozzallo, admire the mosaics of the fourth-century Villa del Tellaro and the Baroque architecture of nearby Noto. Explore the Archaeological Zone in Syracuse and enjoy a private reception at a Baroque palazzo. Optional Catania prelude and Malta postlude.
Traveling with You: Barbara Drake Boehm, Paul and Jill Ruddock Curator in the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. Explore Barbara's 82nd & Fifth episode, "Predestined," about a colorful French plaque from The Cloisters Collection.
Land/Cruise Rates: from $5,995
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Above: Segesta Temple, Sicily