Eastern Sicily: From Catania to Taormina with Alice Bifarella

Eastern Sicily: From Catania to Taormina with Alice Bifarella


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Context's online seminars are designed for travelers looking to enhance their in-person experiences at famous landmark destinations in cities around the world.

The aim of this conversation is to provide travelers an overview of East Sicily, encouraging and preparing them for a future visit in person. Our conversation has been designed to compliment Context's Private Tours of Sicily.

Our virtual experience of the eastern half of the island will begin with an introduction to the island’s geography and history, before exploring in some depth some of the most important and enticing sites on the Ionian Riviera. In the company of a local expert, we will virtually travel from the resilient and lively lava stone city of  Catania to the true gems of the late baroque Val Di Noto, adding in between, the magnificent Mount Etna, the famous hill-top town of Taormina, the stunning archaeological remains of Siracusa with its charming beating heart, the island of Ortigia, and of course, the scenic fishing village of Marzamemi. 

This stunning mix of nature, culture, traditions, food and wine will make for a wonderful introduction to East Sicily that will meet everyone’s tastes. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will get helpful and inspiring tips to better enjoy their experiences in Sicily 

Eager to learn more? Get inspired with our other Sicily virtual content:
Or explore Sicily on a private walking tour with Context.

Alice Bifarella holds a degree in Classics from the University of Bologna and a postgraduate Master's degree in Art History and Archaeology from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris. She has been working for many years as a field archaeologist. Since the beginning of her career, her main goal has been to make archaeology and art more approachable to the general public. Her long experience as a museum educator has given her the training to work easily both with children and adults. She likes to see herself as an enthusiast and passionate ambassadress of Sicily’s cultural heritage.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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S. (Los Gatos, US)
Excellent Pre-travel Conversation

Alice is a fantastic guide. Her talk was super well organized. She used maps with colored circles to guide us through Eastern Sicily town by town. Her slides were clear, informative, and very helpful for anyone interested in traveling to Eastern Sicily. I am planning on going to Sicily this spring and I feel she gave a terrific overview that will help me narrow down options as I plan my itinerary. I would give this 6 stars if possible and I wish she had more time to go into more depth because everything she said was super valuable for my trip planning. I will be attending her conversation on Western Sicily, for sure!

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M.T. (Lilburn, US)
Great overview of eastern Sicily for future travelers.

I really enjoyed Alice's presentation and discussion of eastern Sicily. It's perfect for future travelers. She highlights many areas, hints at must-see items, provides a brief history for context, and includes the geography of intercity travel, which is important when planning a trip. She was very responsive to our questions too. As a foodie, would like to have learned more about food markets and specialties of each region. Regardless, she got me very excited about my future trip to Sicily.

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E.C. (Charlottesville, US)
Alice is a delightful guide to Sicily

I went to Sicily last October but would love to go back with Alice as a guide. She highlighted the places I loved and also ones I didn’t visit. This is a perfect intro to eastern Sicily to those planning to visit as well as armchair travelers. I can’t wait for her visit to the western part of the island.

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Deborah McCarthy (Washington, US)

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S. (Los Gatos, US)
Excellent Pre-travel Conversation

Alice is a fantastic guide. Her talk was super well organized. She used maps with colored circles to guide us through Eastern Sicily town by town. Her slides were clear, informative, and very helpful for anyone interested in traveling to Eastern Sicily. I am planning on going to Sicily this spring and I feel she gave a terrific overview that will help me narrow down options as I plan my itinerary. I would give this 6 stars if possible and I wish she had more time to go into more depth because everything she said was super valuable for my trip planning. I will be attending her conversation on Western Sicily, for sure!

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M.T. (Lilburn, US)
Great overview of eastern Sicily for future travelers.

I really enjoyed Alice's presentation and discussion of eastern Sicily. It's perfect for future travelers. She highlights many areas, hints at must-see items, provides a brief history for context, and includes the geography of intercity travel, which is important when planning a trip. She was very responsive to our questions too. As a foodie, would like to have learned more about food markets and specialties of each region. Regardless, she got me very excited about my future trip to Sicily.

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A. (New York, US)

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E.C. (Charlottesville, US)
Alice is a delightful guide to Sicily

I went to Sicily last October but would love to go back with Alice as a guide. She highlighted the places I loved and also ones I didn’t visit. This is a perfect intro to eastern Sicily to those planning to visit as well as armchair travelers. I can’t wait for her visit to the western part of the island.