DISCOVER ITALY

July 1- July 11
2017

Enjoy your next Italian Adventure with us!

Sicily & Calabria
Personally escorted by
Professor Joseph N. Spedaliere

Member pricing:

$4,399

Non-member pricing: $4,499

11 Days/10 Nights
All Inclusive Air, Hotels,
Meals & Day Trips
Personally escorted by Professor JOSEPH N. SPEDALIERE, this specially planned trip includes must-see
destinations and off-the-beaten-path experiences, famous monuments and unexplored spots the locals
try to keep secret. Travel with us all’italiana as we go from the serenely enchanting countryside, rich in
diversity and natural beauty, to the historically timeless culture of Italy: a unique itinerary that offers
exciting new sights and precious memories to be forever cherished. Whether it’s your first time there, or
you are a repeat visitor, our JOURNEY TO ITALY is a lifetime experience not to be missed!

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DISCOVER ITALY
11 Days from $4,399

Enjoy your next Italian Adventure with us!
(3) Palermo – (3) Giardini Naxos – (3) Villa S. Giovanni

ITALY

Erice
Marsala
Agrigento

#

- No. of Overnight Stays

Palermo

Messina

SICILY
3

Ragusa

Modica

3

Villa S. Giovanni
Reggio Calabria

Taormina
Giardini Naxos
Catania
Syracuse
Ortigia
Noto
3

TOUR FEATURES

•First class hotel accommodation for 9 nights
•10 included meals, consisting of:
- 9 buffet breakfasts
- 2 lunch at a local farmhouse
- 1 lunch local restaurants
- 2 dinners at hotel, one including entertainment
- 4 dinners at local restaurants
•Wine, mineral water and coffee or cappuccino served with meals at
hotels and restaurants
•Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
•Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees, as follows:
- Tour of Palermo featuring Quattro Canti, Cathedral and Monreale
- Visit of Cefalu
- Visit & pastry tasting in Erice
- Olive oil tasting in Marsala
- Tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
- Walking tour of Taormina and visit of the Greek/Roman
Amphitheater
- Tour of Noto
- Visit of Ortigia (Syracuse)
- Tour of Mt. Etna & wine tasting in Crateri Silvestri
- Reggio Calabria guided tour of Archeological Museum and
Bronzi di Riace
- Visit of Tropea and Pizzo Calabro
•Arrival and departure airport transfers
•Baggage handling 1 suitcase per person
•Document holder and luggage tags
•Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even
from a distance
•Hotel taxes and service charges
•City tax

HOTELS (OR SIMILAR)

Date
July 2-5
July 5-9
July 9-11

City
Palermo
Giardini Naxos
Villa S. Giovanni

Hotel
First Class Hotel
First Class Hotel
First Class Hotel

Palermo

Sat, July 1 Depart from USA Meeting at New York, JFK Airport for
departure to Palermo connecting in Rome.

Sun, July 2 Palermo After your morning arrival into Palermo’s
Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the
day is at leisure. Orientation walking tour before dinner to explore the
hotel neighborhood with your local assistant/tour escort. Tonight
enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Mon, July 3 Palermo/Cefalu’ This morning enjoy a tour of Palermo

featuring the Massimo Theater, Quattro Canti -a splendid example of
Baroque architecture - the Palace of the Normans, and the Cathedral
housing the shrine of Santa Rosalia locally revered as La Santuzza,
the patron saint of Palermo. The last stop will be the Abbey of
Monreale, an Arab-Norman Cathedral built in the 12th century
famous for its magnificent Byzantine mosaics and the adjacent
Benedictine cloister. Travel to Cefalu’, a picturesque fishing village
outside of Palermo. Lunch in local restaurant and time at disposal to
visit the city center. Return to Palermo in the late afternoon and have
the rest of the day at leisure overnight in Palermo. (B,L)

Tue, July 4 Erice/Marsala (Saline) This morning we take a
breathtaking scenic drive up to the medieval town of Erice. After the
Iron Age Elymians people settled here over 3,000 years ago, it
became an important religious site associated with the goddess
Venus. Wander through its ancient streets, each cobbled with
rectangular stones, and take some time to stop by one of the famous
homemade pastry shops selling delicacies such as marzipan candies
and pistachio pastries. After enjoying an olive oil tasting session and

lunch accompanied by Marsala wine at a local farmhouse, we will
travel along a coastline mostly made up of salt pans built back in
Roman times. Overnight in Palermo. (B,L)

Wed, July 5 Palermo/Agrigento/Taormina This morning enjoy a

guided tour of "The Valley of the Temples", a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. One of the main archaeological treasures of the Mediterranean,
this incomparable, timeless site still stands today immersed in a rural
landscape of rare beauty characterized by the presence of centuryold olive and almond trees. Your guided walking tour will cover about
one mile in a mostly downhill direction, with stops along the “Via
Sacra” (the “Sacred Way”) to admire the Temple of Concordia, the
Temple of Herakles and ruins of the Temple of Zeus. Afternoon travel
to Taormina. Dinner in hotel. Overnight in Taormina. (B,D)

Thu, July 6 Taormina This morning enjoy a walking tour of

Taormina’s charming city center including the Greek/Roman
amphitheater with breathtaking views looking over the bay of Naxos.
Afternoon is at leisure. Dinner in local restaurant overlooking the bay.
Overnight in Taormina. (B,D)

Fri, July 7 Taormina/Noto/Ortigia (Syracuse)/Taormina Today

we will start our journey to Noto, a jewel among the "Late Baroque
Towns of the Val di Noto", and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Continue to the enchanting island of Ortigia, the old town center of
Syracuse. Highlights of Ortigia are the cathedral square with its
church built over an ancient Greek temple and the beautiful
promenade with its panorama over the sea and the natural bay of the
town. Dinner in a local restaurant in Taormina. (B,D)

Sat, July 8 Taormina/Etna After breakfast drive up the Etna South
road through a continuously changing landscape of trees, lava flows
and endemic plants. Passing through the charming little villages of
Santa Venerina and Zafferana Etnea, reach Rifugio Sapienza at a

View from Villa S. Giovanni

height of 2000 meters. Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in
Europe. Upon arrival, visit the area of Crateri Silvestri (about 6.000
ft.) and see the effects of recent eruptions. Enjoy wine tasting at local
winery followed by lunch with typical product from this land. In the
afternoon return to hotel. (B,L)

Sun, July 9 Taormina/Messina/Reggio Calabria/Villa San
Giovanni Departure from Taormina, stop in Messina for a visit to the

Duomo, cross the Straits of Messina via Ferry. In Reggio Calabria
enjoy a guided tour of Archeological Museum and Bronzi di Riace.
Free time for lunch. In the afternoon you will take the scenic route to
Scilla, than have a late afternoon check in at your hotel in Villa San
Giovanni. Dinner in local restaurant. (B,D)

Mon, July 10 Tropea/Pizzo Calabro Morning tour of Tropea,

highlighting the Cathedral and panoramic belvedere overlooking the
Tyrrenean Sea. In the afternoon visit Pizzo Calabro including the
castle famous for the execution of Giacchino Murat, Napoleon’s
brother-in-law and once the King of Naples. Pizzo is the capital of
Truffle gelato that you must taste. Farewell Dinner with local
entertainment at the Hotel. (B,D)
Taormina

Tue, July 11 Villa San Giovanni to USA Meet your driver at the
Hotel and transfer to the Lamezia Airport in time for reserved flight.

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Discover Italy - Enjoy your next Italian Adventure with us!
July 1-11, 2017
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Member Price: $4,399*
Non Member Price: $4,499*
Deposit: $1500 per person at the time of registration
*Price per person in double occupancy, single supplement and triple reduction available on request.
Final due date is March 31, 2017.
Checks: Make checks payable to Westchester Italian Cultural Center and send to: Westchester Italian Cultural Center – One Generoso Pope
Place, Tuckahoe, NY, 10707
TRAVEL PROTECTION:
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The policy price is based on the total cost of the tour, including taxes. Insurance premium per person: $283 for tour costs from $4,001 to $4,500.
CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations with more than 91 days prior to departure 10% of total cost per person
Cancellations between 90 and 46 days prior to departure: 30% of total cost per person
Cancellations between 45 and 31 days prior to departure: 50% of total cost per person
Cancellations between 30 days or less prior to departure, or no show: 100% of the package price
Airline tickets are not refundable.
Note: A person becoming a single as a result in the roommate’s cancellation must pay the single supplement
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