Walk in the footsteps of ancient Greeks and Romans

As the melting pot of the Ancient World, Sicily is a natural intersection for travelers and explorers. With IU travel expert Joanie Curts, see the architectural legacy of Gothic, Moorish, and Norman conquerors and discover how remnants of ancient civilizations survived. The mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale and the extensive collection of baroque architecture reside in Modica and Ragusa.

Architectural sites are only the beginning. Mount Etna stands in the distance of medieval Taormina, creating a dynamic backdrop for your travels. After taking in the sites, taste the flavors of Sicily at a family farm where award-winning olive oil is produced. In Caltagirone, stay at a unique hotel and spa on an organic farm, and savor meals created with freshly harvested produce.

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Trip Name: Sicily
Date: Oct. 3–12, 2017

IU experts who inspire

Traveling with you on this trip is Joanie Curts, a Bloomington native, who has lived In Los Angeles; Winter Park, Florida; Atlanta; and Fort Worth, Texas. During her 30-year tenure as Director of Alumni Travel for Indiana University, Joanie took IU alumni to all seven continents and over 117 countries. She has been to Sicily many times and it is a particular love of hers. Needless to say, Joanie has a passion for travel.

When she’s not traveling, Joanie enjoys reading, gardening, the L.A. Dodgers, and her college basketball pool. She is also involved with several organizations’ boards, including her sorority. She has two sons and three grandsons who continue to keep her busy.


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