Southern Italy and Sicily (14-days) October 27-November 9, 2021 plus an optional extension to Malta Nov. 9-12
Beautiful landscapes, lots of history, no elbow-to-elbow tourism, and great new wines to discover in two wondrous weeks! Some highlights: ...Herculaneum and Mount Vesuvius ...Volcanic "tufa" wine caves at the foot of Mt Vulture ...Homes carved into cliffs in the UNESCO town of Matera ...Palermo, Sicily and the island's beautiful north coast ...Relaxation at a legendary 5-star resort on the Sicilian coast ...Greek temples better preserved than many in Greece ...Mount Etna and the remarkable vines on its slopes ...The fabulous village of Taormina, a resort even in Roman times ...An optional extension to the mysterious island nation of Malta As on all our journeys, we enjoy luxury hotels, Michelin meals, and private winery visits in a small group of like-minded travelers who love wine and food. The trip is half about wine, half about history, scenery, art, and local culture.
Covid-19 note: All participants on Exploring Wine trips in 2021 and 2022 must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in advance of enrollment (including those who may have recovered from the disease). All countries we will visit on our trips are expected to welcome only vaccinated tourists.