Flavors of Sicily

No other part of Italy embraces you as warmly and feeds you as well as Sicily. We invite you to explore the many layers of the island’s history, its delectable cuisine and vintages, and its engaging culture.

Flavors of Sicily

No other part of Italy embraces you as warmly and feeds you as well as Sicily. We invite you to explore the many layers of the island’s history, its delectable cuisine and vintages, and its engaging culture.

Highlights

  • Work in the kitchens of distinguished chefs, learning historic techniques and modern twists with ingredients grown volcanic soil of Mount Etna’s lowlands
  • Stay at a private villa, Don Arcangelo all’Olmo, and Spend time exploring the coastal towns of Taormina and Siracusa—including a stop at a local outdoor market
  • Visit Benanti, a family-owned boutique winery, winner of over 80 awards since 1994, and stop by the Donnafugata winery for a tasting and lunch
  • Visit Sicily’s archaeological masterpieces—the ancient theatres, Villa Romana del Casale mosaics in Piazza Armerina, and explore Mount Etna, a natural marvel
This is a shared departure operated by Orbridge.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart U.S. for Catania, Sicily
Day 2: Catania | Giarre
Day 3: Taormina
Day 4: Piazza Armerina
Day 5: Viagrande | Catania
Day 6: Siracusa | Ortigia
Day 7: Mount Etna
Day 8: Taormina
Day 9: Giarre | Catania | Depart for U.S.

Host

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Susan Crowell

Professor of Art

Fun fact

I am a culinary adventurer, a beekeeper, and I love to dance.

U-M Role

I teach ceramics studio courses and am primarily interested in the ceramics of Italy. I have lived in Italy and return periodically to teach and conduct research.

Trip Experience

It’s been many years since I visited Sicily’s ceramics centers, and since traveling to Puglia five years ago, I am increasingly interested in the ceramics and culture of southern Italy. Having lectured, written, and published on the subject of northern Italian ceramics, I would like to know Sicily and its ceramics and culture as well as I do the north.

Available to Book
May 10-18, 2024

Starting price

$5,995

Deposit per person

$850

Countries Visited

Italy

Activity Level

Medium
May 10-18, 2024

Starting price

$5,995
*Single supplement applies

Deposit per person

$850

Countries Visited

Italy

Activity Level

Medium
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