We have the perfect vessel and ideal time of year for our exploration of the wonderful island of Sicily and her archaeological treasures. With its benevolent climate and superb strategic position, the island has been coveted, fought over and colonised throughout the ages. Sicily 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 spent exploring the island, we have the luxury of time and are able to visit the stunning Greek theatre at Taormina, the superbly well-preserved Greek temples at the Valle dei Templi, the Norman Royal Palace and Palatine Chapel in Palermo, the Roman mosaics of Villa Romana di Casale as well as the beautiful Baroque villages of Noto and Ragusa. Local guides will contribute greatly to our enjoyment and understanding of Sicily and once visited it is a place you will never forget and will wish to return to time and time again.