Western Sicily Photography Tour

Sicily, Italy's most photogenic region. With its millennia of turbulent history, picture-perfect hilltop villages, baroque towns, mesmerising landscapes and seascapes and cultural treasures, Sicily is one of the most fascinating and versatile destinations for a photography holiday in Europe.

Western Sicily, the area surrounding Palermo, which also includes Cefalù, Erice, Marsala and the Medieval towns of Castelbuono, Petralia Soprana and Polizzi Generosa are crammed with some of the best and most varied photographic opportunities you could ever want.

There will be interesting opportunities for street photography in the markets, squares and streets we will visit, and for shooting some of Sicily’s most iconic locations like Segesta with its ancient Greek Temple and amphitheater, the impressive Norman mosaics of the duomo in Monreale and the salt pans of Marsala.

The charming towns and little villages offer great opportunities for cultural and architectural photography, and the huge variety of landscapes and seascapes is fantastic. We will take you to Western Sicily’s most stunning locations at the right time for the best light.

The Departure Dates are:
20 October 2019
15 December 2019
09 February 2020
18 October 2020
13 December 2020

Itinerary - Western Sicily Photography Holiday

Day 1
• Airport transfer
• Welcome and introductions
• Palermo dinner
• Accommodation - hotel in Palermo

Day 2
• Palermo, blue hour – Piazza Teatro Massimo Palermo
• Historical fish, fruit and vegetable market
• Palermo city centre walk - guided tour - Unesco World Heritage Site
• Accommodations - hotel in Palermo

Day 3
• Palermo, blue hour photography – Piazza Pretoria
• Monreale Duomo and cloister- Unesco World Heritage Site
• Cefalù city walk - Unesco World Heritage Site
• Sunset at the Cefalù seafront
• Accommodations – hotel in Cefalù

Day 4
• Cefalù, blue hour photography - Duomo
• Castelbuono guided city walk
• Petralia Sottana guided city walk
• Petralia Soprana guided city walk
• Petralia Soprana sunset from belvedere
• Photo review session
• Accommodations – Hotel in Petralia Soprana

Day 5
• Polizzi Generosa guided city walk
• Porticello fishing harbour
• Sant'Elia coastline
• Bagheria - Villa Palagonia
• Accommodations - Hotel in Castelllamare del Golfo

Day 6
• Castellamare citywalk
• Scopello - tonnara and borgo
• Erice guided city walk
• Saline di Marsala guided visit
• Sunset at Saline di Marsala
• Accommodations - Hotel in Marsala

Day 7
• Mazara del Vallo guided city walk
• Segesta Greek temple and amphitheatre
• Rolling hills of Camporeale
• Accommodation – Hotel in Palermo historical city centre
• Farewell dinner

Day 8
• Transfer to Palermo International Airport – The services of Focus on Sicilia finish upon
arrival at the airport.

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