Trip to Southern Italy - October 2019

  Mosaic Trip to Southern Italy

October 12-23, 2019 (12 days, 11 nights)

Naples Coast Naples Ancient Underground
Pompeii Ruins Palatine Chapel Palermo
Monreal Duomo and the Cloister Piazza Armerina


Italy is a country with more mosaic history than most other countries. Many mosaic artists have seen the same, typical cities several times. We wanted to create a tour that takes us to different areas. Join us for a unique tour of Southern Italy. Discover mosaic art that spreads across parts of Italy from Naples, to Pompeii and Sicily.

This journey among Italy’s mosaics takes us to some of the most evocative sites, revealing hidden meanings, characteristic iconographies, and the different ways this art form was used depending on the places that every age created.

We have trimmed back the excessive eating that we had on our first trip to Italy in 2017 and have included only 2 dinners. Of course, many choices will be offered for the free nights.

Finally, we will take a 2-day workshop in Siracusa. 

Price: 3900 Euro (double occupancy), 4400 Euro (single occupancy)

Deposit: $500

** Payment in full 60 days prior to trip (August 12, 2019)

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Itinerary:

  • Oct 12 - Arrive Naples Airport and transport to hotel. 3 hour walking tour in Naples. Welcome dinner and overnight in Naples.
  • Oct 13 - Breakfast. Meet with expert tour guide. Archaeological Museum. Tour of the Underground station. Meeting with mosaic artist. Overnight in Naples.
  • Oct 14 - Breakfast. Full day guided tour of Pompeii and Ercolano. Overnight in Naples.
  • Oct 15 - Breakfast. Transfer to Airport. Short flight to Palermo. Transfer to hotel.  Visit Palatine Chapel. Meet with mosaic expert. Overnight in Palermo.
  • Oct 16 - Breakfast. Expert guided tour of Monreale (see Duomo and Cloister). Overnight in Palermo.
  • Oct 17 - Breakfast. Transfer to Cefalu. Tour of Cefalu (and Duomo). Transfer to Enna. Walking tour of city center. Overnight in Enna.
  • Oct 18 - Breakfast. Day trip to Piazza Armerina. Overnight in Enna.
  • Oct 19 - Breakfast. Day trip to Caltagirone. Transfer to Noto. Overnight in Noto.
  • Oct 20 - Breakfast. Expert guided tour of Noto. Transfer to Siracusa. Overnight in Siracusa.
  • Oct 21 - Breakfast. Mosaic workshop at Mosaic workshop at Accademia delle Belle Arti Rosario Gogliardi. Expert guided tour of Siracusa. Overnight in Siracusa.
  • Oct 22 - Breakfast. Second and final day of workshop. Farewell dinner. Overnight in Siracusa.
  • Oct 23 - Breakfast. Check out and transfer to the Catania for flight to Naples. Flight home.

Includes for 11 nights, 12 days:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Travel by private air conditioned coach
  • Accomodations
  • All admissions
  • All tips
  • Service of tour manager and local guides
  • Internal flights (Naples to Palermo) and (Palermo to Naples)

Does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Lunches, Most dinners
  • Trip Insurance 

Please email (carrie@kismetmosaic.com) or call (856-777-2155) for detailed information.