See the legacy of art and architecture remaining from ancient and medieval civilizations as you explore this “crossroad of continents” aboard the famed tall ship Sea Cloud II.

Starting at: $6,995 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The magnificent <i>Sea Cloud II</i>  St. Angelo Fort in Valletta, Malta  Temple of Concord, Valley of the Temples, Agrigento  The Greek temple of Segesta, Sicily  The Palatine Chapel, Palermo  Cloisters of the Monreale Cathedral  The famous Greek theater of Taormina  The Baroque cathedral in Siracusa, built on the ruins of a Greek temple  The ancient theater in Syracuse

Sicily by Sea

Aboard the Sea Cloud II

9 days from $6,995

See the legacy of art and architecture remaining from ancient and medieval civilizations as you explore this “crossroad of continents” aboard the famed tall ship Sea Cloud II.

or Call 855-330-1542

Oct 11 - 19, 2017 Departure
Albert  Leonard

Albert Leonard

Albert Leonard, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago), Professor Emeritus in both the Departments of Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, is an archaeologist who specializes in the social impact of interregional trade among the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world. For more than four decades, he has directed excavations at a number of sites in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Egypt, Cyprus, Israel, and Jordan. Throughout his career, Al has been active in educational outreach and, in 2006, the Archaeological Institute of America awarded him its Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award by which it “acknowledged and applauded the invaluable service that (he) has given to the archaeological community as an educator.”
As his alter ego, the Time-traveling Gourmet©, Al combines his command of archaeological, historical, and literary material with culinary skills acquired at Le Cordon Bleu as well as the Culinary Institute of America (partially supported by a Robert A. Parker Wine Advocate Scholarship) in order to reconstruct (in the classroom or the kitchen) dishes described by such ancient authors as Archestratus of Syracuse, a 4th century B.C. Sicilian cook who has often been called the “Father of Gastronomy.”
Al presently divides his time between Tucson and California’s Russian River Valley where he is a member of The Society of Wine Educators and the Northern Sonoma County convivium of Slow Foods International.