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Sicilian Culture and Cuisine

May 14-21, 2018

Registration Deadline: February 1, 2018

Group Leader: Candis Varnell, Hospitality Management Lecturer
Cost: $4,600

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The Academic Traveler presents a culture and cuisine excursion to Sicily, the largest of the Italian islands off the southern coast. Discover the glorious mosaics in the cathedral of Monreale, the exuberant Baroque statuary of the Quattro Canti, the vibrant markets and delicious street food.

Geography and history have bequeathed the island a culinary tradition that draws on dishes from the ancient Greeks, Arabs and Normans, and also from as far afield as Spain, Greece, North Africa and the Middle East. To this can be added a wealth of ingredients that is exceptional even by Italian standards, the fruits of a fertile land and a teeming sea.

Travelers will enjoy:

  • Guided tours of Historic Center, Noto, and Ortygia Island
  • Group lunch in Marzamemi on the Mediterranean Sea
  • A traditional Sicilian cooking class
  • A lecture on the history of the Mafia in Sicily
  • A vineyard tour and wine tasting on Mount Etna
  • A chocolate-making workshop in Modica
  • A guided tour of Syracuse Market and Food Tour
  • An olive oil tour and tasting
  • and more!*

* See PDF of proposed itinerary.

Included in the program cost:

  • Pre-departure educational materials
  • Pre-departure lectures and tastings
  • Four-star hotel accommodations in the historical center of Syracuse
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Group transfers to and from accommodations and airport in Catania
  • Culinary tours and tastings
  • Cooking classes

Excluded from the program cost:

  • Round-trip airfare to Syracuse (Catania)
  • Passport fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Health care
  • Individual activities and tours on free days
  • Tips

For more information contact:
Mary Leach at (662) 915-7847 or mleach@olemiss.edu

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