SICILY 2017, May 9-17
Reading the Acts of the Apostles

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Each day: celebration of Mass and a biblical talk (time to be arranged). The links under each day take you to the highlights of that day.

Day 1 – Tuesday 9 May 2017
Depart from Dublin at 15.40 hrs. to arrive in Catania Airport at 20.20 hrs. Meet and greet and transfer to Hotel Airone, Zafferana (38 km from Catania Airport) where you will be based for the next 4 nights. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Wednesday 10 May
After breakfast visit to Etna – highest active volcano in Europe (approx. 12,400 above sea level).
Return to the hotel for Afternoon visit to the lovely cliff top town of Taormina known for its Teatro Antico, an active Greco-Roman theatre still used today. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Airone.

Day 3 – Thursday 11 May
Full day excursion to Syracuse to discover the Neapolis archaeological park which contains important ancient Greek monuments which is now part of the UNESCO world heritage list. Afterwards visit Noto, the European capital of the Baroque and UNESCO Patrimony since 2002. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Airone.

Day 4 – Friday 12 May
Excursion to the Aeolian Islands – Lipari. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Airone.
Aeolian Islands

Day 5 – Saturday 13 May
Breakfast, check out and depart for Piazza Armerina for visit of the famous Roman Villa and then onwards to Agrigento. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Dioscuri, Agrigento.
Villa Romana del Casale

Day 6 – Sunday 14 May
Full day excursion of Agrigento – valley of the Temples. Dinner and overnight in Hotel Dioscuri, Agrigento.

Day 7 – Monday 15 May
Drive from Agrigento to Selinunte (ancient Greek city) and then to Segesta (best preserved and most beautiful Greek archaeological sites in the Mediterranean). Continue to the Domina Coral Bay Hotel, Santa Flavia (20 km east of Palermo) for dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Tuesday 16 May
Full day excursion to Monreale and Palermo. Dinner and overnight at Domina Coral Bay Hotel.
Monreale Cathedral
Palermo, Palatine Chapel
Palermo, Church of the Admiral

Day 9 – Wednesday 17 May
Transfer to the airport in time for return flight departing at 11.15 hrs.