Private

Photography Shore Excursions 

Sicily

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Highlights

Landscape & Seascape 

  • Mt. Etna – Europe’s largest and most active volcano

  • Stunning locations along the Alcantara River – a geological gem

  • Vistas from hilltop villages with Mt. Etna in the background

  • The volcanic and rugged coastline of the Riviera dei Limoni

  • The small islets dotting the coast

Cityscape and Culture

  • Sicilian Baroque city centres with beautiful palaces, squares, and churches

  • Magnificent Greek and Roman monuments dotted around towns and villages

  • Beautiful hilltop villages with quaint alleys and photogenic corners

  • Authentic workplaces of local artisans make for great photography

Street

  • Historical colourful and chaotic fish and produce markets

  • Fishing ports with colourful fishing boats and fishermen landing their catch

  • The fascinating Sicilians in the squares, parks and streets

Private Photography Shore Excursion Itineraries*

Catania and Riviera dei Limoni
Faraglioni, Aci Trezza, Catania, Sicilia, Sicily, Italia, Italy, photo tour location

Morning   

  • Transfer from ship

  • Arrival Catania Fish and Food Market

  • Catania Historical Centre City Walk

Lunch in local Trattoria Catania

 

Afternoon

  • Acitrezza Port and Faraglioni

  • Acireale

  • Santa Tecla

  • Pozzillo

  • Departure transfer to ship

euro 345 per person (minimum 2 persons)

Circle Around Mt. Etna
Rocella Valdemone, Etna, Sicilia, Sicily, Italia, Italy, Photo Trip Location

​Morning

  • Transfer from ship

  • Arrival Acireale

  • Cassone Monte Pomiciaro

  • Rifugio Sapienza

  • Adrano – Ponte dei Saraceni

Lunch in local Trattoria Bronte

Afternoon

  • Randazzo

  • Rocella Valdemone

  • Gurne di Alcantara

  • Departure transfer to ship

euro 345 per person (minimum 2 persons)

Taormina and Villages of Mt. Etna
Teatro Greco, Taormina, Sicilia, Sicily, Italia, Italy, photo excursion itinerary

​Morning

  • Transfer from ship

  • Arrival Teatro Greco – Taormina

  • Taormina Historical Centre City Walk

  • Isola Bella
     

Lunch in local Trattoria Piedimonte Etneo
 

Afternoon

  • Motta Camastra

  • Rocella Valdemone

  • Gurne di Alcantara

  • Departure transfer to ship

euro 345 per person (minimum 2 persons)

Syracuse, Marzamemi and Noto
Noto, Sicilia, Sicily, Italy, Italia, photo tour location

​Morning

  • Transfer from ship

  • Arrival Syracuse - Ortigia

  • Ortigia Historical Centre City Walk

  • Fish and Food Market

Lunch in local Trattoria Syracuse

Afternoon

  • Marzamemi

  • Noto Historical Centre City Walk

  • Terraces Chiesa San Carlo

  • Departure transfer to ship

euro 345 per person (minimum 2 persons)

*All Itineraries are subject to change and will be personalized as per the available shore time. 
*The itinerary of the Private Day Excursions are subject to change for circumstances beyond our control. We will do everything within reason to provide a suitable alternative to the planned location. Your health, safety, and enjoyment will always be our primary concern when considering such changes.  
  • Minimum number of persons per photography excursion is two

  • Maximum number of persons per photography excursion is six

  • For excursions for more then six persons, please contact us for more information

What is Included in the Price
  • Photographic assistance throughout the photography excursion 

  • Private transfers to and from the ship (Catania, Syracuse or Taormina)

  • Luxury transportation with private driver as per itinerary in car or minivan

  • Local guides during the city walks

  • Entrance fees if applicable

What is Not Included in the Price
  • Meals and drinks

  • Anything that is not specifically mentioned as included

Sicily, Italy's Most Photogenic Region

Discover some most photogenic locations in Eastern Sicily in and around Catania, Syracuse, Taormina and Mt. Etna.

Sicily, with its millennia of turbulent history, majestic Mt. Etna, picture-perfect hilltop villages, baroque towns, mesmerizing landscapes and seascapes, and cultural treasures is one of the most fascinating and versatile destinations for a photography holiday in Europe.

We offer a variety of Private Photography Excursions and Tours with established itineraries, or we can personalise your photography experience by creating your itinerary based on your preferences in photography topics, timings and locations.

Eastern Sicily, the area surrounding Catania, which also includes Taormina, Mt. Etna and Syracuse is jam-packed with some of the best and most varied photographic opportunities you could ever want.

The Photography Mentor and Local Guide will ensure you will have interesting opportunities for street photography at the markets, squares and streets we will visit, this is combined with some of Sicily’s most iconic locations as for example Mt. Etna, the ancient Greek Theatre in Taormina.

 

The charming towns and little villages offer great opportunities for cultural and architectural photography, whilst the variety of landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes is fantastic.

Meals
  • Sicily is well-known throughout Italy for its genuine, simple, high-quality produce and specialties. We want you to experience also the gastronomical and oenomical excellence and diversity of Sicily and will take you to our favourite places.

  • Lunches will be near the photography locations in typical local trattorie and rosticcerie, which offer simple but excellent food based on fantastic local produce and delicacies.

  • Dinners will be near your accommodations in restaurants popular with the local population. However, if you prefer, you can choose to dine somewhere else or stay in the accommodations instead.

  • Sicily is also famous for its street food, and you will have an opportunity to sample some of the best specialties each location has to offer. 

  • We have chosen not to include meals in the price of the photography holiday so that everyone can personalise his or her choice of meal; one, two, or three courses; special diet or the full monty; vegetarian, vegan or carnivore, etc. etc. 

  • Each participant is responsible for the payment of his or her own restaurant bills.

Transportation

  • Each participant will have a window seat

  • Each participant will have an additional seat for the photography equipment at his/her disposal

  • There will be mineral water available during the transportation

  • You will be picked up from and dropped off at your ship in Catania, Taormina or Syracuse by the private driver and photography mentor

Insurance

Please ensure that you have adequate and valid travel insurance that includes medical expenses and medical repatriation. Also check to see whether your travel insurance covers your equipment (most of the time this coverage is inadequate). Some home insurance policies will cover it, but if yours does not, we recommend you take out separate insurance for your expensive equipment.

Focus on Sicilia

It’s all in the name – we only offer photography tours to Sicily. We are experts in all things Sicily and we endeavor to transmit our love, enthusiasm and knowledge of this fantastic Italian island to each participant in the photo holidays and private photo day excursions we organize.

 

We are based in Sicily, so we never cease in gaining more local knowledge, discovering new locations, and keeping ourselves up-to-date with the latest developments, all so that we can offer the best possible photo tours in Sicily.

 

Photography is the main objective of these tours, so we take you to our favorite locations and give you the opportunity to take home some fantastic shots, but we also want you to experience more…

 

We want you to get to know the authentic Sicily and to become familiar with the Sicilian people and the genuine local cuisine and specialties of each town so you can have the right context for your photos, and so that your Sicilian photography trip will be a truly amazing all-around experience. More about us >>

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