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Sigma Nu and friends in Sicily
April 4 to April 12, 2024

Starts in Palermo, Sicily and also visit Monreale, Agrigento, Catania, Taormina, Siracusa, Ortigia, Trapani, Montalbano Elicona and Cefalù.

Did you know Kingdom of Two Sicilies existed until the Unification of Italy in 1870?  This trip of a lifetime in Italy will explore the rugged, yet refined and beautiful island of Sicily, which at one point had Naples (Napoli) as its capital.  Many cultures from the Mediterranean, and elsewhere, have made Sicily what it is today.  From Argigento and its amazing and intact Greek temples, to still active volcano Mt. Etna, and the highly popular Taormina and its spring aroma, you will no doubt arrive back home refreshed, inspired and full of wonderful memories. Were love, honor and truth inspired by ancient Greek or Roman civilizations, or both?  Come find out!  Many of the previous Philitaly travelers requested this trip specifically.  They were the Sigma Nu alumni group, however in this trip all are welcome.

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You will be guided by an Italian insider, Phil of Philítaly.  He will leverage his Italian language, access to family and friends to show you the real Italian “day in the life”, and take you to places off the beaten path.

Click here to see article the national fraternity wrote about our previous trip ▾

8 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
04/04/24 - 04/12/2024

Price for Full Land Package All Inclusive $2,955 per person for Single Occupancy and $2,735 per person for Double Occupancy

 

Purchase your flight on your own to have more control over possible changes.  Choose a flight from the closest airport with non-stop flights to the Italian hub city where the group meets.  If you are not close to a city with non-stop service to the hub in Italy, we suggest you take a domestic flight to the US city that offers non-stop service to Italy hub or fly to a European city with layover to the hub city in Italy where the group meets. ​

Consider travel insurance for peace of mind to protect land, air and trip cancellation as well as medical service and evacuation insurance.  Click here to view options for comprehensive insurance, not just for flight cost, like most airlines sell. 

EXPLORING THE SUNNY ISLAND OF SICILY
8 Days and 8 Nights on the Island of Sicily:
Day 0

Travel overnight from US or early morning from a European city

Day 1, Thursday April 4, 2024
Dinner
AM: Arrive Palermo. Meet your private driver outside baggage claim.

PM: Settle into your hotel room. Drinks (Aperitivo) and Dinner in Hotel.

Sleep at Hotel Mediterraneo.

Day 2. Friday, April 5, 2024
Palermo

AM: Tour of Palermo.

PM: Tour of Monreale.

Sleep at Hotel Mediterraneo.

Day 3, Saturday April 6, 2024
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AM: Bus transfer from Palermo to Agrigento.

PM: Visit Villa Romana on way to Catania.

Dinner and sleep at Agrigento Hotel della Valle.

Day 4, Sunday April 7, 2024
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AM: Visit Taormina.

PM: Mount Etna climb in 4x4 Jeep.

Sleep at Hotel President Park Hotel di Acicastello.

Day 5, Monday April 8, 2024
Catania

AM: Boat ride in Siracusa and Ortegia.

PM: Walking tour of Catania.

Sleep at Hotel President Park Hotel di Acicastello.

Day 6, Tuesday April 9, 2024
Cooking Class

AM: Bike Ride in Catania.

PM: Cooking Class in Palermo.

Sleep at Hotel Mediterraneo.

Day 7, Wednesday April 10, 2024
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AM: Guided tour of Trapani.

PM: Leisurely Lunch on the water.

Sleep at Hotel Mediterraneo.

Day 8, Thursday April 11, 2024
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AM: Day trip to Montalbano Elicona, home town of Micali.
PM: Stop in Cefalú and return to Palermo .

Sleep at Hotel Mediterraneo.

Day 9, Friday April 12, 2024
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Departure from group to your next destination.

Choose another Philìtaly Adventure to explore below

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CLE ITALY (SOLD OUT)
March 14-22, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Campobasso, Agnone, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Vico Equense and Battipaglia.

A private Ohio-based group of friends exploring Italy.

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CLE SICILY
March 22-27, 2024

Starts in Palermo and also

visit Alimena, Cefalù, Taormina and Agrigento.

A private Ohio-based group of friends exploring Sicily.

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SIGMA NU AND FRIENDS IN SICILY
April 4 to April 12, 2024

Starts in Palermo, Sicily

and also visit Palermo Monreale, Agrigento, Catania, Taormina, Siracusa, Ortigia, Trapani, Montalbano Elicona and Cefalù.

A group of 25 travelers (including you?) with Sicily on bucket list.

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ITALY IN AFRICA
April 26-May 4, 2024 and Spring 2025
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Starts in Asmara Eritria

and also visit Massawa and Dahlak.

A private group exploring the influence of Italy in Eritrea, Africa and vice versa.

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DRAWING IN UMBRIA
May 26-June 2, 2o24

Starts in Rome and also
visit Fabro Scala, Citta della Pieve, Orvieto, Montegabbione, Civita di Bagnoregio, Perugia, Scarzuola and Bomarzo.

Experience Drawing in a small group.

Italian Fans
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THE ITALIAN BOWL OF THE ITALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
June 25 – July 4, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Ravenna, Ferrara, Bologna, Florence, Assisi and Farfa.

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Learn more about Playing for Pizza ▾

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Playing for Pizza: A Novel by John Grisham Published in 2012

American National Football League third string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Rick Dockery becomes a national laughing-stock after what is considered the worst performance in NFL history. No other NFL team wants him after he is cut by the Browns.

 

Against all odds he lands a job as the starting quarterback for the Parma, Italy Mighty Panthers. The Parma Panthers are happy to have Rick, wanting an NFL player and not being selective about which former American NFL player they choose.

For Rick, not knowing anything about Parma and not speaking a word of Italian, a series of adventures ensue bringing with it a few surprises.

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ITALY IN ARGENTINA
October 17-25, 2024
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Starts in Buenos Aires and

also visit Tigre, San Isidro, Mendoza and Iguaza Falls.

Open to the public for those who want to see how Italy influences the culture of Argentina, and vice versa.

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EXPLORE CENTRAL SOUTH ITALY
November 7-18, 2024

Starts in Rome and also

visit Vico Equense, Amalfi, Ravello, Paestum, Battipaglia, Pompei, Campobasso, Oratino and Agnone.

A group of curious travelers interested in paces off the beaten path and not known to tourists, where the culture, food, wine and music are regionally preserved.

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HEALTHCARE, WELL-BEING & HR EXECUTIVES IN ITALY
April 2025

Starts in Berchidda (Olbia),

Sardinia and also visit San Teodoro, Berchidda, La Maddalena, Barbagia and Cagliari.

Open to the public, a group of professionals in healthcare management and human resource management exploring the very healthy Blue Zone of Sardinia.

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UnDISCOVERED SARDINIA (THE BLUE ISLAND)
April 2025

Starts in Berchidda (Olbia),

Sardinia and also visit La Maddalena, Tempio Pausania, San Pantaleo, Azarchena, Golfo Aranci and Alghero.

Open to the public, and ready for you to join.

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TRULLI OF PUGLIA AND MATERA OF BASILICATA
April 24-May 2, 2025

Starts in Brindisi and also

visit Lecce, Oria, Cisternino, Ostuni, Matera, Martina Franca, Foggia, San Vito, Mesagne, Gillipolo and Taranto.