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Sicily Walk

  • Please note that our 2020 departure has been canceled.

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April 15 to 26, 2020

With Professor Elaine Treharne and trail expert Peter Watson, explore this historic island the way the ancients did, on foot.

Nexus of the known world. Discover Sicily’s wealth of archaeological remnants, left in turn by the many peoples who conquered the island: Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Germans, Savoyards, French, British and finally, Italians (the Romans again!). Bag a volcano, or three. Stroll below rumbling Stromboli or climb to its summit; spend a day on the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano; and travel to Vulcano to climb to the top of the eponymous volcano. Aphrodite ate here. Pay tribute to the ancient world’s capital of agriculture, dining on local seafood and sweet dolci washed down with Sicily’s crisp and flinty red and white wines.

Listen to Professor Treharne share some of the highlights of the program:
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Elaine Treharne

Professor Treharne researches medieval British literature, manuscript studies and the history of text to recover the stories and literary traces of those who have gone before us.

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