The island of Sicily has an incredible wealth of treasures and a geography which lends itself beautifully to exploration by sea with most points of interest located close to the coast. Owing to its benevolent climate and superb strategic position, Sicily has been coveted, fought over and colonised numerous times with the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Byzantines and Bourbons having all made their mark. During our voyage aboard the MS Serenissima we will discover Sicily’s rich heritage which is the result of so many invading civilisations.
From magnificent Doric temples to great Byzantine cathedrals and bizarrely styled villas, there is so much to explore during our voyage which we have timed for September and October when the crowds of high summer will have departed and the temperatures will be pleasant for our guided tours. We finish our voyage by sailing across to mainland Italy where we visit beautiful Positano, considered one of the prettiest towns along the Amalfi coast and the magnificent site of Herculaneum.