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Date: 9 – 16 October 2015
Age: 18 – 29 years
Duration: 7 nights
Accommodation: Bed and breakfast, three nights in Marzamemi and four nights in Acitrezza. 
Transport: Flights will depart Gatwick North Terminal on 9 October. Transport to activities and accommodation will be provided throughout the trip.
Cost per person: VICTA have heavily subsidised this trip. The cost per participant is just £400 which includes flights, accommodation, breakfast and the activities below. Spending money will be required. A deposit of £100 is required to secure your place, this will need to be paid once your place has been confirmed.

Cultural activities:
– Full day Mount Etna. We will board a 3000 metre cable car to the summit
– A natural honey tasting session
– Excursion to historic Catania including souvenir shopping
– A visit to the Tactile Museum for the blind and sensory garden
– Half day excursions to Noto and Marzamemi (UNESCO HERITAGE CITY)
– Half day excursion to Syracuse City and its Greek theatre
– Half day excursion to Acitrezza Acicastello including visit to the Norman Castle
– Field day to Vindicari (natural reserve) to learn about the famous almonds, olives and grapes from this area.The group will participate in the olive harvest and olive pressing and they will make their own extra virgin olive oil. There will also be a tasting session of the products
Either
– Pistachio day visit to Bronte, land of the world famous pistachios
Or
– Organic farm day visit to hazelnut fields, an organic vegetable garden and a sensory spices sessions with organic lunch.

Sporting activities:
– Scuba diving or windsurfing taster (depending on weather conditions)
– Jet skiing (depending on weather conditions)

Sicily has long been a crossroads and crucible of Mediterranean culture, and the island today is home to Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos. It also has natural wonders aplenty, from the smoking craters of Mount Etna to the still relatively undiscovered beaches of the southern coast.

With parts of the island on the same latitude as the North African coast, Sicily has a mild climate that makes it an attractive destination for much of the year. Spring and autumn are a sheer delight and though summer temperatures really do soar, sea breezes in coastal areas take the edge off the heat. VICTA are excited to be returning to Sicily in October after a very successful trip to this stunning island in both 2014 and May 2015.

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