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Schedule

Day 1: Wednesday - January 2, 2019

Day: Arrive Catania, Sicily. Transfer to Siracusa by Taxi, check in and acclimate to time change.

Evening: Group Welcome Dinner 

Meals: Dinner 

Transportation: Airport to accommodations (one group transfer via private coach); accommodations to dinner (walking)

 

Day 2: Thursday - January 3, 2019

Morning: Orientation with coffee at the SCIE Center followed by Ortigia walking tour--including market and Cathedral.

Afternoon: Designated time for group classroom instruction 

Meals: Breakfast 

Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

 

Day 3: Friday - January 4, 2019

Day: Visit Neapolis Archaeological Park and Catacombs of San Giovanni

Evening: OPTIONAL departure for Malta--fly from Catania

Meals: Breakfast 

Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

 

Day 4: Saturday - January 5, 2019

Day: Either FREE all day in Sicily, or St. John's Cathedral & Malta Experience (in Malta)

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Sunday - January 6, 2019

Day: Either FREE all day in Sicily or Hal Siflieni Hypogeum (Malta) and return to Sicily.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 6: Monday - January 7, 2019

Morning: Literature Discussion for MFA students/Optional Non-credit students

Afternoon: Writing Workshop (3:00-6:00)

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Tuesday - January 8, 2019

One-Day Excursion: Taormina and the Ancient Greek Theater & Wine Tasting

Meals: Breakfast 

Transportation: Accommodations to visits (public transportation and walking)

 

Day 8: Wednesday - January 9, 2019

Lunchtime: Cooking Class

Afternoon: Free to continue working on writing projects or to explore Siracusa and surroundings

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 9: Thursday - January 10, 2019

Day: All day trip to Agrigento and the Valley of the Temples & Museum

Meals: Breakfast 

Transportation: Accommodations to visits (private coach transfer)

 

Day 10: Friday - January 11, 2019

Day: AM Writing Workshop

Evening: Group Farewell Dinner 

Meals: Breakfast, dinner

 

Day 11: Saturday - January 12, 2019

Day: Check out of accommodations and transfer to the airport for flights home 

Meals: Breakfast 

Transportation: Accommodations to airport (one group transfer via private coach)

 Questions?

Contact MFA Program Director,
Carla Spataro
cspataro@rosemont.edu or 610-527-0200 ext. 2346