2020 Italy Tour Overview
Sicily | The Wild West of Sicily - April 21 - 30, 2020
This lesser known and more off-the-beaten path part of Sicily is a mini crossroads of civilization unto itself. Biblical Phoenicians settled here. Carthaginians and Greeks battled here, and then the Carthaginians and Romans did too. The Moors put their imprint on this part of the island. The Normans built amazing cathedrals. The fishing of tuna and the extraction of salt from the sea have been exported beyond its shores. Palermo's cloistered nuns of noble lineage developed many of the wonderful pastries that Sicily is famous for today. It was on this side of the island that Garibaldi landed to begin his stand for the unification of Italy. And of course this is where notorious Corleone can be found.
Please note that this Tour has been SOLD OUT.
Sicily | A Taste of Sicily - September 9 - 18, 2020
The entire island of Sicily is a microcosm of Western civilization. From its Phoenician presence in the west to its Greek colonies in the east, UNESCO World Heritage Sites abound. Its 11th century Norman cathedrals bespeak of a Byzantine, Arabic and Norman sense of beauty and wealth that is astounding. One feels the impact of the Moors throughout the island in its wonderful cultivations of oranges and its famous sweets. The Roman Empire is alive in the sumptuous Villa Casale, a site that oversaw wheat production for Rome. And then there's the ever fashionable resort of Taormina, an inspiration for artists and writers down through the centuries.
Puglia with Tullia | September 23 - October 2, 2020
Embraced by the Adriatic and Ionian seas, Puglia is the land of exquisite blue flag beaches, unusual trulli structures and olive groves as far as the eye can see. The crusades were launched from its ports. The Murge plateau contains some of the oldest prehistoric cave communities of Italy. Its Altamura bread is unique and protected by European standards. Think creamy burrata mozzarella, orrecchiete pasta, grilled bombette meats and cream filled pasticciotto sweets.
Join Tullia and a small group of travelers as we explore this beautiful country, with curated tours to The Wild West of Sicily and to Puglia - the heel of Italy.
The Sights. The Sounds. The Setting. The People!
The Singing. The Dancing. The Feasting. The People!
The History. The Culture. The Natural Beauty. The People!