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May 7 to 16, 2022

Travel with political scientist Abbas Milani aboard the delightful and intimate 28-passenger yacht Callisto, calling upon several of Sicily’s most inviting towns and cities, including Monreale, Palermo and Taormina, and ancient sites such as Agrigento and Segesta.

Crossroads of cultures and civilizations. Discover what has made Sicily such a magnet for archaeologists, strewn as it is with remnants left by the island’s numerous conquerors over the millenniums: the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Germans, Savoyards, French, British and most recently, Italians (the Romans again!). Mela Malta! While in Valletta explore the picturesque squares surrounded by palaces and visit the National Museum of Archaeology, the Grand Master’s Palace and Saint John’s Co-Cathedral, then view the nearby UNESCO World Heritage megalithic sites of Tarxien, which dates to around 2800 BCE, and Hagar Qim, an even older site overlooking the sea. Comfort cruising. The intimate yacht Callisto surrounds us in comfort as we cruise along the coast of Sicily, discovering ancient Hellenic structures, remarkable cathedrals and the age-old charm and cultural treasures of this corner of the Mediterranean. 

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 from $9,595 per person, double occupancy


Abbas Milani
Hoover Institution

Abbas Milani is the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford and a research fellow and co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution.

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