• Date
    • 14 to 23 April, 2023 – on waiting list only
    • 22 September to 1 October, 2023
  • Location

    Sicily, Italy

  • Duration

    10 days, including arrival and departure days

  • Language

    German/English

  • Minimum number of participants

    a minimum number of 6 is required

  • Fee

    1.370 Euro / Person

Expert Guided Field Trip in Sicily

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and has experienced a very diversified cultural history, which is reflected in multiple appearances along the way – especially in the cities. Normans, Carthaginians, Greeks, Arabs and Spaniards left their marks on the eclectic landscape with their palaces, castles, temples and other buildings.

Already during the reign of the Arabs, vibrant Palermo became Sicily’s capital and later, in the 13th century, also the residence of Friedrich II. Today, Palermo is the fifth largest city in Italy and the political and cultural center of the autonomous region of Sicily, and a place we will certainly explore during this field trip.

At 3,345 meters, Etna is the highest mountain in Sicily and at the same time the largest and most active volcano in Europe. Sometimes thick snow can still cover this smoking mountain in April – a very special experience.

Sicily is an important resting place for migratory birds on their way south, but also wintering ground for numerous other bird species. In addition to some species of lizards, three species of turtles and several species of snakes can be found in Sicily. Despite extensive deforestation over the centuries, Sicily is the most vegetated island in the Mediterranean. Around 3,000 different types of plants can be found here, including many orchids, but also subtropical and tropical species.

Accommodation

hotels, guesthouses, private rooms along the route; bookings are up to participants

Arrival

The field trip begins and ends in Palermo

Equipment

we recommend binoculars/spotting scopes, field guides, cultural guides

Program *

From Palermo our route leads to the coastal town of Cefalù, to the Parco dei Nebrodi and on to Taormina. From Etna we head south to the temples and famous limestone cliffs in the Agrigento area. Finally, we visit the nature reserves of Zingaro and Monte Cofano in the west of the island before our field trip fades out in Palermo.

* GoWILD is solely responsible for the content and program. This is not a travel event. All bookings are the responsibility of the participants. Program is subject to change.

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