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Father John Gatzak

Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio
of the Archdiocese of Hartford

Invites You To Join Him On A Tour To


October 6-16, 2014

11 Days/9 Nights

Cost per Person double (twin) occupancy from JFK, New York:  $4,049*

(Cost per day is just $368 per person!)

*Includes all government taxes and airline fuel surcharges and fees of $638, subject to change until tickets are issued.

Land Only Cost per Person double (twin) occupancy : $2,853

Click on any thumbnail image below to see the full-size picture.



Valley of the Temples, Agrigento

Mosaics in the Villa Armerina, Piazza Armerina

Roman Theatre, Taormina

Greek Theatre, Siracusa

Above 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 tour of the beautiful island of Sicily from October 6-16, 2014

This fully escorted tour begins in the capital of Sicily, Palermo.  See 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.

From Palermo, journey 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 Riace.

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 located.

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 others.



(That's let's go in Sicilian dialect.)


If you have any questions, please call Scott at (203) 758-7367.  To add your name to our mailing list to receive further information about this or future pilgrimages with Father John please click here.  You may download the Sicily 2014 with Father John information, forms and documents as an Adobe PDF files, just click on the following links.

Sicily 2014
Brochure and Reservation Form

Travelex 360 Travel Protection
Insurance Certificate
Comprehensive Plan

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Please visit again, as we will be continually updating this web page with additional information about the Sicily 2014 tour.  Also be sure to check our web site for future pilgrimages and tours.

This page was last updated on:  08/13/2014.


(Subject to Change)
Click on any  image below to link to the hotels web site.

Grand Hotel et Des Palmes, Palermo

Hotel Blu Kaos, Agrigento

Sant'Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa, Giardini Naxos

Hotel Parco delle Fontane, Siracusa

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