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The art and soul of Sicily

Explore the treasures of this magical island with Andrew Graham-Dixon

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After selling out our autumn tour, we are delighted to launch a new date for this very special itinerary to Sicily. Few people are better placed to help give you context to the cultural layers of the island than the Telegraph’s art critic, Andrew Graham-Dixon, whose BBC series Sicily Unpacked brilliantl­y conveyed his passion for many centuries of Sicilian art. He will join you for a dinner and an exclusive tour on an island that has been prized by countless cultures from Phoenician­s to Greeks, Romans and more. Surrounded by a glorious coastline, Sicily is home to wonderfull­y preserved Greek temples, Roman villas and Norman cathedrals, many filled with glorious mosaics, while its interior was once the site of fierce battles, but also a hub of philosophy, art and learning.

You will experience an outof-hours viewing of the Piazza Armerina, see prize artworks in Palermo and get a close-up view of Baroque masterpiec­es. Enjoy superb insights from Andrew and the experts at Andante Travel, whose team includes some of the most respected archaeolog­ists in their field.

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The island is known for its rich architectu­ral heritage, including the Baroque cathedral of San Nicolo in Noto old town
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