Photography Holidays in Sicily
Sicily is an island of contrasts, mixed cultures and changing landscapes, so there’s nowhere better to hone your photography skills. With its stunning coastal vistas and UNESCO World Heritage towns that are a melting pot of different cultures and architectural styles, you’ll never be short of ‘picture-postcard’ shots that capture the spirit of this exotic island.
Our expert tutors will guide you throughout the week, showing you the best Sicily has to offer and helping to improve your technique, whatever your experience. Add to this some delicious, authentic food prepared by your chef and fantastic local wine – it’s a winning combination!
Dates for 2019
Your Holiday Price of £1599 Includes:
- Lessons with your experienced photography teacher on and off-site throughout your stay.
- Visits to the local towns of Siracusa, Ragusa and Noto, as per itinerary.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Sicilian villas.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
- Private transport throughout stay.
- Group transfers from Catania Airport*
* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.
The villas where our photography holidays in Sicily take place are built in a typical Sicilian style. Chosen because of their locations, they have some beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Within the grounds of the villas, there are beautiful outdoor facilities complete with swimming pools, surrounded by almond and olive trees. After a dip, you can sit back and relax on the terrace. Sicily is an ideal place for a Mediterranean island holiday and our villa is the perfect place to kick back and relax. View our photo gallery to see more of your venue.
Photography Holiday in Sicily- Itinerary
Day 1 (Sunday)
Arrival and group transfer to villa.
Your pick up will be from the arrivals hall at Catania airport. Once the group is all together, you will be taken to the villa where you can settle in, meet your meet your teacher and chef and enjoy welcome drinks and an introductory talk with your photography tutor. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef.
Day 2 (Monday)
Your first photography session.
Your first photography session to ease you into the week, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you will be set a small project to complete around the villa, and you will then chat about the results over a glass of Prosecco before dinner.
Day 3 (Tuesday)
Second photography lesson this morning followed by a short local excursion.
Today’s lesson will take place after breakfast and will focus on photographing local produce and the dishes prepared by the chef for lunch. After a delicious lunch, we’ll head out to photograph some fascinating local points of interest, such as archaeological site La Cava d’Ispica, where you can spend some time perfecting your technique. Return to the villa for dinner, prepared by your chef.
Day 4 (Wednesday)
Third photography session and another exciting excursion.
This morning, you’ll have another photography lesson with your tutor, before lunch at the villa. In the afternoon, we’ll head to Modica, and then on to the stunning town of Ragusa, where you will have the chance to capture your own piece of classic Sicilian landscape. Tonight’s dinner will be at our favourite local trattoria.
Day 5 (Thursday)
Day trip to Siracusa, including lunch at an amazing local seafood restaurant.
Following breakfast, we will travel to Siracusa, where you will have endless opportunities to photograph the beautiful coastal town. Following lunch at a local restaurant in Ortigia, the old district of the city, we travel to Noto to explore this quaint town. Tonight’s dinner will be at the villa, prepared by your chef.
Day 6 (Friday)
Relaxing morning and trip to Marzamemi.
Following breakfast, spend the morning relaxing by the pool or in the grounds of the villa. For lunch, we will travel to a local restaurant in Marzamemi, a beautiful local village renowned for catching tuna. Spend the afternoon capturing the sights of this seaside village, before returning to the villa for dinner.
Day 7 (Saturday)
Final photography session and farewell dinner.
Your final photography lesson at the villa will be followed by lunch. Enjoy your afternoon relaxing by the pool or in the grounds of the villa. In the evening, share your best photos from the week with the group, before a special farewell dinner.
Day 8 (Sunday)
Group transfer to the airport.
After breakfast, your transfer will collect you and return you to the airport. Arrivederci!
How to get there?
There are direct flights to Catania from the London airports and from Manchester, with regional connections available from across the UK. For each of our holidays, we provide a group transfer on arrival and departure to Catania Airport. Our team in the office are happy to advise you on our group transfer windows to help with your travel arrangements – simply contact us.
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