Magic Moments in Sicily
|The seaside town of Cefalù was made for magic moments. (Photo by Randy Ratzlaff)|
Day-by-day itineraries can give you a general idea of what you'll get for your money, but they can't prepare you for how Sicily will surprise you at every turn...and perform a little magic. Here are just a few "wow" moments from recent Best of Sicily & South Italy tour alums (note: in 2008 we have a 12-day all-Sicily tour)...
"Every day had a new wow-topping moment. Hearing the church bells ringing while climbing up La Rocca in Cefalù, smelling and tasting all the gelatos and wines, walking around on Mt. Etna and then later seeing the orange lava flowing in the night from Taormina...everything was a magical moment!"
— Leona in Sun City Center, FL
"We have so many wonderful memories, not just one — loved the little town of Scopello, and loved Taormina where the local Italians vacation. And we did 'wow' a lot about the beautiful countryside of Sicily with all the flowers in bloom, the fruit and nut trees, the vineyards, and the amazing use of the hills for farming."
— Karen in Chicago, IL
"Dining outdoors along the street while watching the procession of the refurbished Madonna and Child Statue, hearing the rosary recited by all those in the procession and watching the fireworks which coincided with the return of the statue. Other quieter moments like sitting on a private stone beach with my feet in the water in Taormina, and stopping to look at the scenery, including the crystal clear water and beautiful beaches while hiking along the coast in Scopello."
— Susan in Hinsdale, IL
"The charming elderly man in Palermo who sat on a park bench with us and carried on an animated conversation with us in spite of the fact that we could not respond to him in Italian demonstrated the warmth and friendliness we felt. The church in Monreale was exceptionally beautiful. Taormina thrilled me with its ruins and shopping and mandolin playing minstrels singing 'That's Amore.' Too many to select one!"
— Sandy in Houston, TX
"Looking out from our hotel balcony at the Ionian Sea at dawn in Taormina, enjoying superb Sicilian and Italian cuisine — especially memorable was the dinner in Cefalù. Actually there are too many 'wow' moments — what about those incredibly blue skies and seas — to mention."
— John in Fremont, CA