Mount Etna’s Legacy: Celebrate Food & Wine in Sicily
In the lush hills surrounding Mount Etna, immerse yourself in the colorful history and culture of Sicily as you sample its cuisine and savor its flavorful wines.
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Program No. 22706RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

What’s the secret ingredient in Sicilian cuisine? History. For thousands of years, Greek philosophers, Arab mathematicians and Norman poets made their mark on Sicilian culture, influencing everything from celebrations to daily life and cuisine. With Mount Etna as your muse, savor the stories, sample traditional foods, and learn about age-old wine traditions that make Sicily a truly delicious place to explore.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile at a time, standing for an hour; stairs without railings; cobblestones.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore timeless vineyards and sample wines from the Mount Etna DOC Wine Region, and learn how to pair wines with regional cuisine.
  • Savor a traditional Sicilian lunch including seasonal specialties at one of Mount Etna’s culinary hot spots.
  • Taste local honey and explore the colorful Piscaria fish market.
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Jacqueline Alio
Jacqueline is one of Sicily's leading historians with a specialty in medieval Jewish communities. She is one of just a few whose work has been published in English for an international readership, and both of her books are landmarks in their fields. Jackie has consulted for The History Channel and other media, and, in addition to her research and publishing, she lectures on Palermo, Monreale and other places of historical interest. Jackie is multilingual and has been educated on both sides of the Atlantic.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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