Sailing from Naples, this wonderful voyage aboard the all-suite MS Hebridean Sky takes us along the Amalfi coast to Salerno from where we explore this beautiful region of Italy with options to visit Amalfi or the ancient site of Paestum. We continue to the island of Sicily for an in-depth discovery of this unique island and in the company of just 100 or so fellow, like-minded travellers we will explore Sicily’s rich heritage. Our voyage is timed for September when the crowds of summer will have departed and the temperature will be pleasant for our guided tours. Your enjoyment and understanding of the history of the island will be further enhanced by our expert local guides and onboard Guest Speaker.
The geography of Sicily lends itself beautifully to exploration by sea, as most points of interest are close to the coast. The island is a celebration of the greatest achievements of Mediterranean cultures and with such a wealth of ancient sites, it is certainly not somewhere which should be visited in a hurry. With seven days to explore the island our visits will include the stunning Greek theatre at Taormina, the superbly well-preserved Greek temples of Segesta and Valle dei Templi, the Arab-Norman styled Palermo Cathedral, the Roman mosaics of Villa Romana di Casale and the beautiful Baroque villages of Noto and Ragusa.