Sicily Value Tour
As a cultural crossroads of the ancient world, Sicily — strategically situated between Europe and Africa — abounds with enchanting natural beauty, impressive manmade creations seemingly untouched by time, fascinating culture and a vast history spanning 3,000 years. See firsthand how Western, Islamic and Byzantine cultures come together on this historic Mediterranean island. Stand in awe of artifacts and buildings left behind by great, ancient civilizations. Begin in Palermo, a showplace of different architectural styles. Then continue to Taormina, the chic seaside resort with an unforgettable view of Mount Etna. Your Sicilian adventure unlocks this fascinating island time capsule filled with 3,000 years of civilization’s treasures.
Allan Langdale is an art and architectural historian, filmmaker, photographer and writer who received his Ph.D. in art history from UC Santa Barbara.