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Valley of the Temples, Agrigento
Mosaics in the Villa Armerina, Piazza Armerina
Roman Theatre, Taormina
photos ©Scott Parmelee.
Join Father John
and your fellow Office of Radio & Television supporters and WJMJ
listeners for an early fall 11 day/9 night
the beautiful island of Sicily
October 6-16, 2014
tour begins in the
capital of Sicily, Palermo.
the Palatine Chapel,
Norman Palace, Duomo and a typical Sicilian fruit market.
There's also a stop in Monreale to
visit the Cathedral and its mosaics, and the Duomo of Cefalu.
to the beautiful, medieval mountain-top
town of Erice and visit the Marsala wine region with a possible tasting.
In Agrigento explore the
Greek and Roman ruins in the Valley of the Temples. Travel to the
"City of Mosaics" Piazza Armerina and the Villa of Armerina with 12,000
sq. feet of mosaics.
Visit Savoca, a beautiful
Sicilian village where portions of "The Godfather" were filmed, and Taormina with it
breathtaking views of Mt. Etna and its ancient ruins including the Roman
Theatre. Speaking of Mt. Etna, there an excursion to Sicily's
tallest peak and Europe's tallest active volcano... yes ACTIVE!
Travel to Messina and discover its cache
of Caravaggio canvases and Reggio Calabria and its famous Bonzes of
From Taormina travel south
to Siracusa and visit the old town Ortigia and the Archaeological Park
of the Neapolis where a Roman amphitheater, a Greek theatre and the Ear
of Dionysius are
Also visit Noto and
Ragusa, whom together with six other cities in the Val di Noto, are
listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Whether this is your first trip to Sicily
or you've been before, there's nothing like a tour hosted by Father John. We also have the BEST tour directors and guides.
So please join
Father John and together, we will laugh and
pray, share the joy and heritage of our faith, meet new friends, walk in
the paths of the saints and
sample the food and wines of Sicily
that have been influenced by the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans and many
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link to the hotels web site.
Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Palermo
Hotel Blu Kaos,
Sant'Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa, Giardini Naxos
Hotel Parco delle Fontane,