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.
Dates and Availability
At a Glance
- Stay in one of our gorgeous farmhouses on a private estate.
- Enjoy the exotic mixed heritage of the island.
- Day trips exploring some of Sicily’s most historic and beautiful towns, inspiring beautiful photographs.
- Sample the local wine at a private wine tasting.
Your Holiday Price Includes
- No single supplement.
- 5 photography lessons with one of our experienced tutors.
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Sicilian villas.
- Explore the Baroque town of Siracusa and Ragusa.
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
Where you’re going to stay
The villa where our photography course in Sicily takes place is held is on a private estate. The villa dates back to 1848 and was built in a typical Sicilian style. Chosen because of its location, it has some beautiful views of the surrounding areas, providing the perfect place for creative inspiration. Upon waking up in the morning – to clear blue skies – you can enjoy breakfast outside and soak up the views. Within the grounds of the estate, there is an outdoor pool which is 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 photography venue.
Photography Holiday in Sicily- Itinerary
Day 1 (Sunday)
Arrival and group transfer to villa
Private transfer to our Sicilian villa from Catania Airport, followed by welcome drinks, an introductory talk from our tutor and then dinner cooked by a local 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. Spend the afternoon relaxing around the villa, or there will be the possibility of a short outing to use the techniques learned so far. Dinner is served at the villa.
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 taste local ice cream at a classic Gelateria. Tonight’s dinner will be at the villa, prepared by your chef.
Day 6 (Friday)
Relaxing morning and private wine tasting
Following breakfast, spend the morning relaxing by the pool or in the grounds of the villa. After lunch, another lesson with your tutor before heading out to Marzamemi and a local cantina in Pachino, for wine tasting with an opportunity to photograph the vineyard and the production process, before dinner at the cantina.
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 at the villa by pool, or in the grounds. 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.
Get inspired in Sicily
Situated close enough to the sea and surrounded by almond groves, you will be able to totally immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Sicilian countryside and find plenty of inspiration for your photos. Just imagine starting your day waking up to clear blue sky and glorious sea views.
After your photography lessons, relax on the terrace or by the swimming pool. Would you like to find out more? We are here to help with any questions you may have – simply contact us
How to get there?
Direct flights from the UK to Catania are from London Gatwick. There are connecting flights to most regional airports. We can give you options and arrange your flights for you. If you are coming from outside the UK , we will give you times to meet us in Catania at the beginning of your Flavours holiday and transfer you back to the airport at the end. Our Sicily photography course is very popular due to Sicily’s unique landscape and places fill up rapidly. Dates and availability are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment! To find out more contact us.
What type of camera do I need?
Whilst you will be able to follow the lessons with any camera you have, to get the very best out of your week we would recommend a Digital SLR (DSLR) with interchangeable lenses. This will give you more scope for creativity and better control over your photographs. Nearer the time you will be given a full checklist of what to bring (memory cards, batteries, hard drives etc)