Destination Area: Mediterranean Sea
Length: 7 NIGHTS
Vessel: Eye of the Wind


Departs:

Catania, Italy on August 19, 2017

Returns:

Palermo, Sicily, Italy on August 26, 2017


Fare per passenger is 1,400 Euros (+-$1,316.). Fare is all inclusive except for alcoholic beverages and transportation to and from the ship.

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ON THE TRAIL OF ULYSSES - LEAVING CATANIA YOU WILL SAIL THROUGH THE STRAIT OF MESSINA TO THE NORTH OR HEAD SOUTH AND PASS BY MARSALA AND TRAPANI TO PALERMO:7 Night Voyage From Catania to Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Eye of the Wind is a brig, with two masts carrying 8,000 square feet of tanbark sail. Built in 1911 in Germany, she went through a complete res ...

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  • Experience traditional seamanship in a 100 year old ship
  • Participate in the sailing operation if you choose to do so
  • Learn the fundamentals of tall ship sailing
  • Participate in basic deck work
  • Climb aloft furling sails
  • Take instructions from the crew guiding you through every process
  • Get involved with regular watch routines and friendly atmosphere on deck
  • Relax in sheer luxury in your air conditioned cabins
  • Mingle with the crew and fellow passengers. Enjoy the excellent gallery with culinary delights from morning to night
  • Leaving Catania take one last look at Mt. Etna's steamy top
  • Palermo is the capital of Sicily
  • Visit the 12th century Palermo Cathedral housing royal tombs and the huge neoclassical Teatro Massimo known for opera performances
  • Go to the busy markets including the central Ballaro Street Market near the port.

Sailing in one of two directions from Catania to Palermo, Sicily. Captain's choice is going through the Strait of Messina to Palermo or sailing around Sicily on the south coast, passing by Marsala and Trapani to Palermo.

Catania, Italy
One of the most serious eruptions of Mount Etna happened in 121 BC, when great part of Catania was overwhelmed by streams of lava, and the hot ashes fell in such quantities in the city itself, as to break in the roofs of the houses.

The port of Catania also, which was in great part filled up by the eruption of 1669 AD, appears to have been in ancient times much frequented, and was the chief place of export for the corn of the rich neighboring plains.

Catania was the birth-place of the philosopher and legislator Charondas; it was also the place of residence of the poet Stesichorus, who died there, and was buried in a magnificent sepulchre outside one of the gates, which derived from thence the name of Porta Stesichoreia.

The first introduction of dancing to accompany the flute, was also ascribed to Andron, a citizen of Catania; and the first sundial that was set up in the Roman forum was carried thither by Valerius Messala from Catania, 263 BC.

There are many classical sites to be visited, including the Greco-Roman Theater, the amphitheater, Roman aqueducts and ruins, and much more.

There are a plethera of churches, both modern and from Baroque time periods.


At sea


Palermo, Sicily, Italy
The capital of Sicily (Palermo), this splendid city echoes the grace and grandeur of another age with its remarkable Norman and baroque architecture. Monte Pellegrino has seen many visitors, from Phoenicians to Cathaginians to Saracens and Normans. Their architectural influences are everywhere. In the 12th century, this was the greatest city in Europe, although it never really felt like Europe - even today there's an eastern flavor to Palermo. From the Baroques Quattro Canti (Four Corners), wander in any direction and go back a century or a thousand years. And be sure to sample the sweet fruit shaped marzipans made by the nuns of Martorana.

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