Under the Sicilian Sun

A world unto itself, Sicily dazzles visitors with the vibrance of its vistas, flavors and vitality—from the glitter of the gold-tiled Monreale cathedral to the ruby-red glow of a glass of Etna Rosso caught in a sunbeam. This country-within-a-country contains a wealth of beauty, tradition and history (enough to have inspired some of our most iconic works of fiction and film)—alongside grand palazzos and studios bursting with creative passion. Join Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley for a private introduction to the riches they hold, with invitations into the homes of respected collectors and designers—and luxe accommodations at Il San Corrado Di Noto and Villa Igiea.

What to Expect

Itinerary highlights include:

  • Enjoy history-, art- and architecture-focused touring with expert guides in the Val di Noto—a UNESCO World Heritage site that includes the ancient cities of Ferla, Noto and Ragusa—as well as the capital Palermo and ancient center of Syracuse. Here, you will see some of the most important Greek and Roman ruins of the Mediterranean, as well as marvels of Byzantine and Baroque design.
  • Enter Palermo’s finest palazzos and discover the treasures of art and architecture that they contain, with special-access visits to Palazzo Butera, Palazzo Castelluccio and Palazzo Francavilla—in the company of their owners and curators.
  • Enjoy a private visit to the studio of Sergio Fiorentino, a contemporary portrait artist inspired by the light and unique colors of Noto.
  • Immerse yourself in Sicilian culinary traditions both modern and ancient through tastings and tours on topics ranging from ice cream-production to the cultivation of natural wines.
  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over meals at some of the best restaurants in Sicily, as well as stylish addresses like the private home of acclaimed Milanese designer Luisa Beccaria, who transformed two farmhouses into an idyllic escape surrounded by vines and olive groves.
  • Enjoy luxury accommodations atIl San Corrado Di Noto and Villa Igiea.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions to Malta or beyond. Plus: You’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.

Please note that elements of the itinerary may change.

The health and safety of our travelers is our No. 1 priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. For any questions, please reach out to our team at insiderjourneys@indagare.com.

  • When
    April 16 - 22, 2023
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Intellectuals , Foodies , Art Lovers

This Journey's Host


After a successful career as an editor at Town & Country, Melissa founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited more than 100 countries over the course of her travels and has scouted extensively in the Mediterranean. Melissa’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges, was released in the fall of 2021.

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Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    April 16 - 22, 2023
  • Length
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 20 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley


  • Accommodations at Il San Corrado Di Noto (4 nights) and Villa Igiea (2 nights); various room categories and pricing
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Expert guides and drivers, as indicated in the itinerary, including your host Melissa Biggs Bradley and the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to/from Sicily and round-trip airport transfers
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in the meals
  • Optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • All gratuities and any Covid-testing fees
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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