The Daily Telegraph - Travel
The art and soul of Sicily
Explore the treasures of this magical island with Andrew Graham-Dixon
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.