Getting on/off the motorcoach; driving about 4 miles roundtrip; approximately 22 minutes. Walking about 1.5 miles total throughout the day; flat terrain.
At the hotel, the breakfast buffet’s choices include an egg dish, a variety of sliced cold cuts and cheeses, breakfast breads, jams, hot and cold cereals, and fresh fruit, with coffee, tea, water included.
At the hotel, we will be joined by an art historian for a lecture on the people of Sicily and multicultural legacy. From the hotel, we’ll transfer with the motorcoach to Palazzo dei Normanni. We will visit with our Group Leader the Palazzo, with the breathtaking Cappella Palatina and the Church of San Giovanni degli Erimiti.
At a local restaurant in Palermo, we’ll have a plated meal featuring regional cuisine, plus a glass of wine, water, and coffee; other beverages available for purchase.
Next, we will visit the Palazzo Conte Federico—a cultural treasure chest and temple of art, antiquity, and marvel. The Countess, a descendant of Frederick II of Austria, will personally lead us through the museum during our visit. A refreshment will follow with the Countess. We will then return by motorcoach to the hotel.
This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to enjoy what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.