At the time you have had your fill of beach locations and vineyards, on Contiki’s Real Sicily excursion, you will sign up for up with a community tutorial in entrance of the opulent Teatro Massimo, a single of the most jaw-dropping opera homes in Europe. Snaking as a result of the historic centre, you will satisfy all of the enterprise proprietors who have bravely united in opposition to the Mafia safety rackets.
At every quit you’ll find out about how this inspiring civic motion at first formed: with hoteliers, farmers, and cafe homeowners staring down Mafioso tradition and declaring: “Enough”. (And keep in mind, as this is a MAKE Travel MATTER® expertise, you will be supporting the Anti-Mafia movement monetarily by means of Contiki, in alignment with the 11 goals of our sustainability technique).
From confiscated Mafia HQs turned into academic group centres, to moving avenue artwork that documents the Anti-Mafia movement, this tour is not just about organised criminal offense, but the really soul of Sicily: stuffed with magnificence, tradition, defiance and pretty, quite fantastic foodstuff. Make certain you quit by Antica Focacceria at the close of the tour (a person of Palermo’s oldest eateries and a noteworthy Anti-Mafia establishment), and you are going to get a mouth watering strategy of what we signify.