Sicily by Sea: Art Treasures & Ancient Temples Aboard Sea Cloud II
October 11–18, 2014
Embark Sea Cloud II in Catania, Sicily, and sail through the Aeolian Islands to Palermo. Marvel at the glittering mosaics of the 9th-century Palatine Chapel before driving to Monreale to tour its magnificent Norman cathedral. Step ashore at Trapani to view the splendid Greek temple and theater in nearby Segesta, then sail to Porto Empedocle and continue to Agrigento to discover the fine Greek ruins of the Valley of the Temples. In Pozzallo, admire the mosaics of the 4th-century Villa del Tellaro and the baroque interiors of the Palazzo Nicolaci in nearby Noto. In Syracuse, explore the well-preserved Greek and Roman theaters of the Archaeological Zone and enjoy a private reception at the baroque palazzo of Barone Beneventano. An optional three-day prelude in Taormina, Sicily, and two-day postlude in Valletta, Malta, are offered.
Study Leader Information
Barbara Boehm from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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