Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island, is a sun-drenched outpost influenced by millennia of diverse powers - Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs, Romans, French, Normans, Spanish, and Ostrogoth, just to name a few. Immerse yourself in Sicily's myths, legends, and tumultuous past while staying in first-class accommodations in three different areas: Palermo, Caltagirone, and Taormina. In bustling Palermo, explore ancient landmarks and its liveliest market. See medieval castles in Erice, a Doric temple in Segesta, and Agrigento's Valley of the Temples. Feast your eyes on brilliant Roman mosaics at Villa Romana del Casale, hand-painted majolica ceramics in Caltagirone, and inspiring views of the coast in Taormina. In Syracuse, see the well-preserved ancient theater and wind your way through the elegant lanes of Old Town. Lunch at an olive oil farm, learn how to make Sicilian pizza, and discuss Sicily's agriculture and regional cuisines.