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Many establishments and hotels offer discounts for seniors. In most cities, people over the age of 60 qualify for reduced admission to theaters, museums, and other attractions, as well as discounted fares on public transportation.

Members of AARP, 601 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20049 (tel. 888/687-2277; www.aarp.org), get discounts on hotels, airfares, and car rentals. AARP offers members a wide range of benefits, including AARP The Magazine and a monthly newsletter. Anyone 50 and over can join. Many reliable agencies and organizations target the 50-plus market. Elderhostel (tel. 800/454-5768; www.elderhostel.org) arranges worldwide study programs for those aged 55 and over.

Note: being a U.S. senior in Sicily doesn't have much clout at national and regional museums -- there are no reduced prices offered as there is no bilateral agreement between the E.U. and the U.S. with regards to museum admissions.

In the U.K., the largest senior citizens holiday company, Saga Holidays (tel. 0800-096-0074; www.sagaholidays.co.uk) offers holidays to Sicily as well as other locations worldwide. It is also a good resource for insurance and other related products for the over-50s.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.