Agrigento, Sicily

Sicily

Allow yourself to daydream of a Zegrahm Expeditions Sicily tour: leisurely gourmet luncheons complemented by Marsala wines and vintages from the Licata region, wandering through the World Heritage Sites of Agrigento and Syracuse and their exquisite Greek and Roman ruins, including the Temple of Zeus, and mingling with the locals in charming fishing villages on the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean before setting off on more Sicily cruise adventures. Tour the picturesque streets of Palermo, Monreale’s 12th-century cathedral and the medieval village of Erice, high above the Tyrrhenian Sea. Our Sicily tours are designed to take it all in, custom-crafting an adventure-filled, yet romantic Sicilian experience where history springs to life in the most magnificent and memorable manner.

Upcoming Sicily Expeditions

  • The Fabled Adriatic

    September 1September 14, 2015

    Your Adriatic and Ionian sea odyssey spans the millennia, from Paleothic times to Roman conquest, Byzantine era to Venetian dominance; pause to reflect on the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque treasures that we’ll discover.

  • The Fabled Adriatic

    May 30June 11, 2016

    Your Adriatic and Ionian sea odyssey spans the millennia, from Paleothic times to Roman conquest, Byzantine era to Venetian dominance; pause to reflect on the Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque treasures that we’ll discover.

Beyond the Destination

  • Sicily: An Island of Bounty, Beauty, and Battles

    June 8, 2015

    The collective whisper of an olive grove’s rustling leaves at twilight, the trees seem to exhale after a day beneath the intense Mediterranean sun; soft, rolling hills, dotted with vineyards, lush and fragrant, the vines hang heavy with clusters of the patiently-ripening fruit; the crystalline waters of the sea, alive with fish and fisherman alike, each playing their age-old role in feeding the

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    Eggplant caponata

    Sicily's Menu - Celebrate Fall with Sicilian Fare

    September 23, 2013

    It's official: summer is over (at least it is here in our Seattle headquarters). But what better way to celebrate fall than to use up the last of your summer vegetables, as part of a Sicilian menu? Try out this recipe for Eggplant Caponata as a starter; we recommended enjoying it with a glass of fruity white wine and reflecting back on the long, warm days of summer.

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    Selinunte, Sicily

    A Day in Selinunte

    June 18, 2012

    Stately Greek temples. Intricate Roman mosaics. Hot sulfurous lava. Cold Italian ices. A verdant green countryside dotted with yellow blossoms bursting from acacia trees. Spring in Sicily is the perfect time to sail its coastline and savor everything about it that delights the senses. Our Zegrahm voyage in 2011 gave us ten perfect days to explore this historic island.

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  • Agrigento, Sicily

    Ode to Sicily

    April 21, 2011

    Ode to Sicily By Kevin Clement (with apologies to Robert Service)

    There are strange things done in the Med’s warm sun And one of those was our trip Round Sicily Isle, and in highest style On the Clipper Odyssey ship.

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    Syracuse, Sicily

    On Location: Syracuse, Sicily

    April 19, 2011

    The claim to fame of many towns, in America and elsewhere, is that somebody famous was born there. In most cases it’s an author or a Civil War general. If the town is very lucky, it might be a movie star. Syracuse, too, has its names to drop, but in a place where history and greatness reach back as far as this one, the situation is a little different.

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    Monreale

    On Location: Erice, Segesta, Monreale & Palermo, Sicily

    April 9, 2011

    The history of Sicily is a list of foreign conquerors. The island was a Greek colony, then Carthaginian, next Roman, then Byzantine, followed by Moorish, Norman, and Spanish. It didn’t become part of Italy until 1860.

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  • Vineyard

    On Location: Selinunte & Marsala, Sicily

    April 8, 2011

    It is almost a truism to say that Sicily is a colorful place. But until coming here, I never realized how rich and subtly vibrant and vibrantly subtle and, well, Mediterranean the colors would be. So I have made a partial list of the colors I saw today.

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    Agrigento, Sicily

    On Location: Agrigento, Sicily

    April 7, 2011

    Within the sprawling, expansive Valley of the Temples, outside Agrigento, runs a narrow, rocky ridge. The ridge is visible from all points of the valley, and from far out to sea. At one time, long ago, the valley was filled with one of the most lavish cities of the entire Grecian Empire, and the ridge was its centerpiece.

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    Mediterranean Diet

    Attention: Slow Fish Ahead – Sicily’s Rich Culinary Heritage

    December 31, 2010

    More information on the island’s cuisine is preserved in The Life of Luxury written around 350 B.C.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

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