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Southern Passion – 3 weeks in Southern Italy and Bella Sicilia! (To be repeated in May 2016)

What a varied and fascinating region of the world this is! From all the grace and elegance of musical Ravello to the round, stone Trulli houses and harsh cave dwellings of Puglia and Matera. Fabulous   wines and local produce were abundant with one highlight an outdoor lunch on a farm where everything had been produced by the farmer...from cheese and bread to meats, veges, wine and  stunning ricotta-stuffed connoli! We saw fabulous opera and Greek theatre productions, impressive ancient sites, we lived ‘la dolce vita’ in the picturesque seaside towns of Taormina and Siracusa, enjoyed marvellous dinners often complete with enthusiastic local entertainers who played and sang as we dined...(or some of us danced!) In short it was wonderful and even snow-capped Etna stayed calm, not wishing to disturb as she watched over our activites! If you’ve only visited Italy’s North, you will be truly surprised and fall in love with the treasures of the South. This tour was a stunner!

" the best holiday - ever! " Muriel M, Brisbane