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Circumnavigation of Sicily

A p r i l 4 – 16 , 2 0 11 | A b o a r d t h e C l i p p e r O d y s s e y


Dear Adventurer
“…Sicily is the clue to everything.” – Goethe 1787

I am thrilled to announce Zegrahm Expeditions’ first ever Circumnavigation of Sicily, one

of the most fascinating islands in the Mediterranean. We’ve touched upon Sicily many times,
but this is our first in-depth exploration of this unique island; notable for its blend of cultures
and architecture from Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Powerfully (and prosperously) positioned in the center of the sea trade routes between Asia
and Spain, Africa and Italy; Sicily has long been a stopover for traders and conquerors; from
the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines to Arab Saracens, Normans, and the
Spaniards of Aragon.

We begin in Malta where we explore the 5,000-year-old Tarxien Temples at Hgar Q’im and
the architectural wonders of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then board the
Clipper Odyssey and follow ancient trade routes to land on Sicily’s shores at Licata. As we trace
the scenic coastline our stops include Phoenician settlements near Marsala, and the Greek
temples of Agrigento, Selinunte, Segesta, and Morgantina. Tour the Roman theaters and villas
of Taormina, Piazza Amerina, and Lipari and discover the ornate architecture of Norman-Arab
castles and cathedrals in Cefalu, Palermo, and Monreale.

In addition to Sicily’s amazing archaeological legacy, Mediterranean cuisine has gained an

almost mythical status here. The Greeks and Phoenicians carried grapes with them to the
island, literally laying the roots for the island’s famous wine production. The Arabs introduced
eggplant, oranges, sugar, and rice. With those ingredients creative Sicilians came up with
caponata and the delicious cannoli. When the Spanish showed up with the tomato, the cuisine
came together for what has become Sicily’s unique spin on the best ingredients the world has
to offer. There is presently even a movement afoot to have Mediterranean cuisine protected
under UNESCO!

To better appreciate the local flavors, we stop at several vineyards for wine tasting, sample
olive oil straight from the press, visit local outdoor markets, and savor the wonderful cuisine
at traditional restaurants. Our itinerary presents a perfect balance: with most mornings spent
visiting historic sites and free time in the evenings to explore or dine on your own in pictur-
esque coastal towns. We have even sprinkled in some geological ‘activity’ with a cruise around
Stromboli and a drive to Mt. Etna’s crater.

I hope you will join me for spring in the Mediterranean, when the weather will be most
pleasant and vibrant wildflowers provide a colorful backdrop for the incredible array of sights,
sounds, flavors, and cultures that make Sicily a feast for the senses.

Fair winds,

Lia Oprea
Expedition Leader

© Wolfgang Kaehler © Bill Mercadante

Aeolian Stromboli

Palermo Lipari

Circumnavigation of Sicily Trapani

of Messina

April 4 – 16, 2011 | 13 Days Monreale

Aboard the Clipper Odyssey
Marsala Segesta

Monday, April 4, 2011

Taormina /

Depart USA Mazara del Vallo / Mt. Etna
Tuesday, April 5
Valletta, Malta Catania /
Wednesday, April 6
Valletta / Embark Clipper Odyssey
Agrigento Syracuse /
Thursday, April 7
Licata, Sicily / Agrigento Licata

Friday, April 8
Mazara del Vallo / Selinunte / Marsala
Saturday, April 9
Trapani / Erice / Segesta / Monreale / Palermo
Sunday, April 10
Monday, April 11 Valletta
Tuesday, April 12
Lipari / Stromboli, Aeolian Islands
Wednesday, April 13
Cruising the Strait of Messina / Taormina / Mt. Etna
Thursday, April 14
Catania / Morgantina
Friday, April 15
Syracuse / Ortygia
Saturday, April 16
Valletta, Malta / Disembark Clipper Odyssey / USA

© Destefano Speciale © Bill Mercadante

© Wolfgang Kaehler

Day by Day Itinerary

Monday, April 4, 2011 of the region we continue on to the World

Depart USA Heritage Site of Agrigento. Here we walk
Independent overnight flight to Valletta, through the Valley of the Temples, where
Malta. the exquisite architecture dates back to the
4th and 5th centuries B.C. and showcases
Tuesday, April 5
the Temples of Juno, Concord, and Hercules,
Valletta, Malta
as well as the Temple of Zeus—the largest
Arrive in Malta this afternoon and transfer
Doric temple from Greek antiquity. After
to our hotel with the remainder of the day
visiting the Museum of Santa Nicola we
at leisure. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
enjoy leisure time in Agrigento, where pizza
Wednesday, April 6 lovers can enjoy filled pastries known as
Valletta / Embark Clipper Odyssey sfincioni (a local specialty), before returning
After breakfast explore historic Valletta, to the ship.
Malta’s enchanting capital city built by the
Knights of St. John in the 16th century. Their Friday, April 8
auberges—large inns where they lived—remain Mazara del Vallo / Selinunte / Marsala
intact. We explore the fortress, ramparts, After breakfast we disembark in Mazara and
churches, and the national museum, then drive to the sprawling 7th-century B.C. site of
continue to the Tarxien Temples, monolithic Selinunte. Local guides lead us through these
edifices built between 3000 and 1900 B.C. Greek ruins to the Sanctuary of Demetra
We embark the Clipper Odyssey with dinner Malophoros and the Acropolis. We return
and overnight on board as we sail toward Sicily. to the ship for lunch as we sail north.

Thursday, April 7 This afternoon we explore Marsala, situated

Licata, Sicily / Agrigento on the westernmost tip of Sicily. The town
We disembark in Licata this morning for a was founded by the Carthaginians in 396
scenic drive to the Butero Winery and Villa B.C. and was occupied by the Saracens who
high in the hills. After an early lunch of named it Marsa el Allah—Port of God.
delicious Sicilian fare accompanied by wines We visit the Regional Museum that houses


© Susan Langley

the famous Carthaginian shipwreck found in and tour the fabled Cathedral, built in 1174.
the multi-hued Stagnone Lagoon. Our final Hailed as Italy’s most beautiful Norman
stop is at Cantine Florio, one of Sicily’s ancient church, the interior is covered with mosaics,
vineyards, where we enjoy local specialties gold leaf, and stone intarsia. We also visit the
accompanied by Marsala wines. Benedictine Cloister, whose courtyard arcade
is made up of 228 sets of twin columns, each
Saturday, April 9 with a different design and richly-decorated
Trapani / Erice / Segesta / capital. From Monreale we rejoin the Odyssey
Monreale / Palermo in Palermo with the opportunity to dine
This morning our ship will drop us at the ashore as we overnight pier side.
thriving fishing town of Trapani. Once the
site of ancient naval battles between Rome Sunday, April 10
and Carthage it is now the setting for an Palermo
ongoing underwater archaeological survey that After breakfast we tour Palermo, famous
discovered traces of one battle on the seabed. for its jumbled and picturesque streets
punctuated with ornate Baroque churches,
From here we travel to Erice, a charming domed Arab mosques, and the glittering
medieval village perched high on a mountain- Byzantine mosaics that reveal a unique and
top with stunning views of the Tyrrhenian diverse heritage. We visit the impressive
Sea. Founded as Eryx by the Carthaginians, 12th-century Cathedral and the Palatine
the town boasts a fertility temple and a Chapel in the Norman castle; today the
mythical association with Hercules and building serves as the seat of the Sicilian
Aeneas, along with its Norman castles and government. The Archaeological Museum
dramatic winding streets. Our drive continues showcases one of the richest collections of
to magical Segesta, a center of the ancient Punic and Greek art in Italy. We depart this
Elymian civilization and home to a magnifi- afternoon for sunset cruising along the north
cent Doric temple. Up above Palermo we coast of Sicily toward our evening anchorage
enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch in Monreale at Cefalù.


© Lia Oprea

Monday, April 11 Church. Afterwards there is ample time to

Cefalù stroll through town and have lunch on our
Situated on the northern coast, Cefalù is own, or perhaps sample the famous Malvasia
of Greek origin; its name, meaning “head,” di Lipari, a sweet wine introduced by the
derives from its perch on a precipitous rocky Phoenicians in the first millennium B.C.
headland. A morning walking tour includes In the early evening we cruise near the active
the splendid Norman-Arab Cathedral, begun Stromboli Volcano for sunset photos, and
in 1131 and famous for its mosaics, including then linger after dinner to watch for the
a superb image of Christ Pantocrator. We also Stromboli “fireworks” out on deck.
visit a medieval wash-house and the Osterio
Magno, the 11th-century residence of King Wednesday, April 13
Ruggiero II. Enjoy free time to explore this Cruising the Strait of Messina /
photographic town on your own before Taormina / Mt. Etna
we return to the ship. In the afternoon we We come alongside at Giardini-Naxos, found-
cruise north through the rugged volcanic ed by the Greeks in the 8th century B.C. and
Aeolian Isles. presided over by 9,500-foot Mt. Etna, Europe’s
largest active volcano. Our morning excursion
Tuesday, April 12 takes us up Etna’s pock marked slopes via
Lipari / Stromboli, Aeolian Islands cable car, then continues in 4x4 vehicles until
We wake this morning anchored in the we reach the main crater at 9,000 feet.
bay below the towering cliffs of the World
Heritage Site of Lipari. Via Zodiacs we head In the afternoon we explore Taormina’s
into the marina and from there our walking 3rd-century Greco-Roman Theater, renown
tour takes us through the town center and up for acoustic effects that make it a favorite
to the walls of the fort, built in 1556 upon the concert venue to this day. We also stroll the
ruins of an ancient Greek acropolis. Within lively pedestrian-only Corso Umberto and its
the fort we find the Aeolian Archaeological many off-shooting narrow lanes lined with
Museum and the Norman St. Bartolomeo shops and pretty piazzas.


© Ron Wixman

© Mike Messick

Thursday, April 14 overtook the city, followed by the Arabs.

Catania / Morgantina We begin at the Saint John Catacombs with
Today we visit the World Heritage Site their maze of underground passageways
of Catania, with a visit first to the famous then drive to the Archaeological Park, a
morning fish market in the town square. World Heritage Site. Highlights include
Our walking tour winds around the Piazza the Roman Amphitheater of Augustus; the
del Duomo crowned by the cathedral. Ear of Dionysius, a grotto with an extraor-
From here we set off for a drive inland dinary echo; and the massive 15,000-seat
through a series of photogenic villages Greek Theater.
to Piazza Armerina, famous for its superb
Roman mosaics in the Villa Romana del We return to the ship, at port in Ortygia,
Casale. Enjoy lunch at a Sicilian restaurant for lunch, before striking out for a walking
near the Greek site of Morgantina. tour of the old town. Highlights include
the ruins of the 6th-century B.C. Apollo
We return to Catania to enjoy free time before Temple—the oldest in Sicily and the Piazza
returning to the ship for dinner. Or choose to Duomo, built around the ancient Temple of
enjoy the local cuisine on your own in town, Minerva (Athena).
and perhaps sample some of the wines from
the many vineyards nourished by the rich Join us on deck as we cast our lines and enjoy
volcanic soil of Mt. Etna. the city lights as we say farewell to Sicily and
head for Malta.
Friday, April 15
Syracuse / Ortygia Saturday, April 16
Founded by the Corinthians in the 8th Valletta, Malta /
century B.C., Syracuse was one of the Disembark Clipper Odyssey / USA
most powerful Greek cities—defending its Disembark in Valletta this morning and
sovereignty against such rivals as Carthage, transfer to the airport for your independent
the Etruscans, and the Romans, who later flights homeward.


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What to Expect
We’ve carefully selected the month of this voyage to offer you the optimum comfortable
temperatures of spring. Average daily temperatures during our itinerary will range from the
mid-50s to the mid-70s° F.

For most activities, a moderate level of exertion is required. Many excursions include walking
tours through archaeological sites or medieval villages, with uneven paths and cobblestone
streets. You must be able to walk, unaided, for one to three miles, navigate stairs that may
be uneven and without hand rails, and stand during excursions or for long periods of time.
Opportunities will also be available for optional hikes requiring more exertion. Our expedition
staff and renowned lecture team will be at your side, enlightening you both ashore and afloat.

We will mail a complete list of recommended clothing and a suggested reading list to you
approximately five months prior to departure. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable
opportunities this expedition offers if they travel with a spirit of adventure.

Clipper Odyssey
The Clipper Odyssey is a 110-passenger luxury expedition vessel, ideally suited for expedition
cruising. All cabins have an ocean view, safe, minibar, individually controlled heat/air condi-
tioner, in-room music system, and sitting area with sofa. Passengers can track the progress of
their voyage on the Global Positioning System broadcast in each cabin. Beds can be configured
for twin or queen-size sleeping arrangements. All cabins have an en suite bathroom with shower.
The Clipper Odyssey maintains a gourmet kitchen, providing American and international
specialties. Facilities on board the Clipper Odyssey include a dining room, lounge, small library
and gym, outdoor pool, massage room, and gift shop. An elevator services all passenger cabin
decks. The Clipper Odyssey has an infirmary staffed by a registered physician, a fleet of Zodiacs,
and a sophisticated telecommunications system permitting Internet access and telephone and
fax communication with any location around the world. Ship registry: Bahamas.

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Expedition Leaders
Lia Oprea (Expedition Leader) – Part Romanian, Lia gives credit to her Gypsy heritage for her
peripatetic nature and love of exploration. This love led her to travel widely around the globe
and, quite naturally, to a career in adventure travel, where she has worked in several capacities,
including cruise director and expedition leader. She has traveled throughout much of the world
with significant time spent in the Mediterranean, Central America, Eastern Europe, and Indian
Ocean. While not in the field, Lia is Zegrahm & Eco Expeditions’ director of field staffing.
Kevin Clement – Although his specialty is subarctic ecology, Kevin’s work as a naturalist and
adventure travel guide has taken him from his home in Alaska to all seven continents. He has
worked in several national parks and has guided groups in whitewater rafts, sea kayaks, and on
foot. Kevin is a director of Zegrahm & Eco Expeditions and he holds certifications in scuba
diving, swiftwater rescue, and wilderness medicine, as well as a Coast Guard Master’s license.
Jim Delgado – As historian, curator, archaeologist, researcher, deep-sea diver, television host,
museum director, lecturer, and author, Jim has built an incredible foundation of knowledge
and experience. Best known publicly as host and archaeologist for the international TV
documentary series, The Sea Hunters, he has led or participated in shipwreck expeditions
around the world. President of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Jim is the author or
editor of nearly 30 books and numerous articles. He is also a Fellow of The Explorers Club
and the Royal Geographical Society.
Pietro Frassica – Pietro is the associate chair of the Department of French and Italian and
former director of the interdisciplinary program in Italian studies at Princeton University.
A native of Sicily, he earned his Ph.D. in Italian literature from Boston College in 1976, and
in recent years, he has extended the field of cultural studies to literary texts concerned with
gastronomy in two wildly popular seminars, The Literature of Gastronomy and Italy: The Land
of Slow Food. For his lifetime’s work in promoting the Italian culture, Professor Frassica was
recently awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by the Italian
government, the country’s highest-ranking honor.
Allan Langdale – Raised on Vancouver Island, Allan earned a doctorate degree in art history
from the University of California at Santa Barbara and has taught in the University of California
system, for more than 12 years. His specialties include Italian Renaissance art and architecture,
medieval art, and Byzantine art. He is currently completing a picture book, illustrated with his
photographs, of the historical architecture of northern Cyprus. He has also published a number
of works of travel photography.
Albert Leonard, Jr. – Al is a lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America and Professor
Emeritus in the departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University
of Arizona. He is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade
among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world. For more than three decades, he has
directed excavations at a variety of sites around the Mediterranean including Sicily, Italy, Greece,
Egypt, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, and Portugal. As his alter ego, the Time-traveling Gourmet ©,
Al combines his command of archaeological, historical, and literary material with culinary skills
he has mastered at Le Cordon Bleu and the Culinary Institute of America in order to reconstruct
(in the classroom or the kitchen) the meals that were served to ancient royalty.
Ron Wixman – Professor Ron Wixman, a specialist in world cultural geography, is well versed
in both the ancient and modern societies of the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, Japan, Southeast
Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Ron is conversant in several languages, including
Croatian and Bulgarian. At home in Oregon, Ron is not only a well known professor at the
University of Oregon, but he is also a regular commentator on radio and television as an expert
on religion, culture, geopolitics, and ethnicity.
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Clipper Odyssey Deck Plan
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Main Lounge Category 3 Cabin Dining Room

Category 1 $8,980 Category 6 $12,980
Category 2 $9,580 Suite $15,480
Category 3 $10,180 Single/Cat 2 $15,880
Category 4 $10,980 Single/Cat 3 $16,280
Category 5 $11,980

Limited singles available at the quoted single rate above. Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times the share
rate (suite not applicable).
Included: Accommodations in our hotels and on board Clipper Odyssey as outlined in the itinerary; all onboard
meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures, briefings, slide/
fi lm shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; $50,000 of emergency sickness/accident
medical expenses and $75,000 in evacuation insurance;* all gratuities.
Not Included: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for
independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; accident/baggage/cancellation insurance; items
of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges.
Air Fare: A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you approxi-
mately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to fi nalize your fl ight plans. As of May 2010, the
approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,275 for New York/Malta/New York. Additional
fares from other cities will be quoted as needed.
All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are subject
to change.
*Insurance is underwritten by National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa. The Policy will contain reductions, limitations,
exclusions and termination provisions. All coverages may not be available in all states.
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Circumnavigation of Sicily
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• Sicily produces more wine than New Zealand, Austria,
and Hungary combined.

• Ice cream was invented in Sicily; a relay of runners would

bring snow down from Mt. Etna to be flavored and served
to wealthy Romans.

• Vincenzo Bellini was born in Catania, and here you can

find Pasta al Norma, named after the beloved opera, Norma.

• Marsala was chosen as Admiral Nelson’s “victory wine”

after his success at the Battle of Trafalgar.

• There is a movement afoot to protect Mediterranean cuisine

under UNESCO.