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John Felice Rome Center


Professor Evers led a group of fifty Rome Center students, the largest Sicily study trip group thus far, throughout the island of Sicily. The major sites visited included mostly Greek temples with historical explications and on-site tours. Students were taught the history of Greek settlements in Sicily. A stop in the center of the island also allowed students to learn about the native inhabitants of the island.

The trip started in Palermo and from there the group traveled first to Segesta to see the famous temples and have lunch before continuing onwards. A stop in Selinunte allowed students to see more Greek temples on the southwest coast of the island. Friday night the students dined in Agrigento at a small restaurant called Trattoria Dei Templi. The meal included Sicilian wine and a large offering of fresh fish and bread.

The next day was dedicated to Agrigento and the valley of the temples. The students explored Greek remains and the famous temple in Toarmina which overlooks Mount Etna. Dinner in town was a great spread of Sicilian pasta and wines. With the night free, the students were able to roam around the mountainside town that overlooks the sea. In the morning all were free to explore the town before heading to the airport in Catania. Due to weather the previous week, the town of Toarmina had postponed their Carnivale and the students were able to see the start of the celebration before leaving to return to Roma.


John Felice Rome Center · Sullivan Center for Student Services· 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
800.344.ROMA · rome@luc.edu

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