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Classical Sicily Tour

17th – 26th April 2016 (10 days)


Images: www.visitsicily.info


Join other Friends of National Museum Wales in a visit to Sicily in late Spring 2016.

At this time of year the weather should be just perfect for touring this lovely island. Due to its strategic trading location in the Mediterranean, Sicily was fought over and colonized through the centuries by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Normans, Byzantine Empire and then by the Moors. Each of these civilisations left their mark on the island providing us today with a rich collection of stunning sites.

This island, by virtue of its size, makes it necessary to stay in different locations, thus enabling us to visit many of the important ones. We will be amazed at the well preserved amphitheatres, temples and tombs, Roman villas, museums and churches, palaces and art by Antonella da Messina and Caravaggio whose paintings will be remembered long after we return home.

The following will be included on our visit:
•    Guided tour of Palermo, visiting Palazzo dei Normanni, Duomo, Regional Archeological Museum, Capella Pallatina, Abatellis Museum and Massimo Theatre
•    Duomo in Monreale
•    Segesta & Mozia
•    Cefalu 12th Century Norman Cathedral and small museum with paintings by Antonella da Messina
•    Agrigento – Valley of Temples with guided tour and visit to the Archeological Museum
•    Lunch at Kolymbetra Gardens
•    Piazza Armerina & Villa Romana de Casale – guided tour
•    Taoramina – guided tour
•    Alcantra Gorge
•    Syracuse – we visit this important Greek city of the 5th to 3rd centuries BC: earliest Doric Temple, Temple of Apollo, Teatro Romano, the Alter of Hieron II and Teatro Greco
•    Messina & Reggio Calabria with ferry included, Museum Bronzi di Riace with guide.
The price is 1549 per person. Single room supplement 199.

Return flights:         London Heathrow – Palermo (outwards)     Alitalia         16.20pm
            Catania – London Heathrow (return)        Alitalia        19.10pm   

3 nights     Palermo                 4* Frederico II – 2 nights half board, including wine; 1 night B&B.
1 night       Enna (re-agrigento)     Hotel Frederico Enna - 1 night half board, including wine.
2 nights     Syracuse          4*  Hotel Villa Politi – 1 night half board, including wine; 1 night B&B.
3 nights     Taormina           Hotel Monte Tauro – 3 nights half board, including wine.
2 lunches: 1 lunch at Agrigento;     1 lunch at a working farm and winery near Syracuse.

Tour manager, guides and executive coach throughout
Extras: Travel insurance, transfers from Cardiff to Heathrow and return, entrance fees.


Please complete the booking form and return to me with this slip and the deposit of 100 per person
(made payable to Tailored Travel).

Name:………………………………………………………………………………….

Address:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Telephone: ………………………………. No of places…………………Single/Twin…………..

Please return this form to Mrs V Courage, 23 Kimberley Road, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 5DJ.
Telephone: 029 2048 4320.




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