NORTHERN SICILY: AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
March 15–24 & March 28–April 5, 2023
MALTA: FROM THE PHOENICIANS TO THE KNIGHTS OF ST. JOHN
March 24–28, 2023
The Decorative Arts Trust invites you to join us for our early spring Study Trip Abroad. Sicily is a captivating island that traces back over 3,000 years of history and boasts a unique cultural character shaped by Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Norman, and Spanish influences. Following a much-loved 2015 Study Trip Abroad to southern Sicily, we return to explore a rich variety of architecture and art in the north, beginning in breathtaking Taormina, then continuing along the breathtaking coast to Cefalù and Palermo. Art historian Charles Newall, a specialist in Sicilian history and culture, provides insightful commentary for both tours. The palaces, cathedrals, museums, and gardens—as well as the food, wine, and convivial company—are sure to make this trip one you will not soon forget. The Optional Extension to Malta centers on the magical Valletta, little altered from the plan introduced by the Knights in the 16th century, and extends out to the charming countryside.