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Hunt’s Photo Adventure: Sicily

January 29, 2025 - February 7, 2025

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Class Summary

Date & Time:

January 29, 2025 - February 7, 2025

Featuring opportunities to go off the beaten path to experience the best of Sicily
Skill Level:
All Skill Levels Welcome
Don Toothaker
Co/Guest Instructor:
Experience Sicily Owner and Curator Allison Scola
Class size:
10 attendees
What to Bring:
  • Camera, memory cards, batteries
  • Wide angle, standard, short telephoto, and prime (fixed focal length) lenses are all good options (If you are looking for a lens to rent, you can rent it from us at rentals.huntsphoto.com!)
  • Tripod
  • Cable release
  • Polarizers and Neutral Density filters if you have them
Recommended Prerequisites:
Basic Knowledge of your Camera

Palermo Historic Center, 4-star hotel (5 nights)
Catania Historic Center, 4-star hotel (4 nights)

Refund / Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy – Adventures

For most Photo Adventures, a deposit of 25% of the total cost of the workshop is required to hold a spot. Please note: Deposits are non-refundable, but you can receive a 50% credit toward a future adventure. Within 45-days, the deposit is non-transferable.
For Photo Adventures under $1,000, we may only have the total cost payment option. In this case, 25% is non-refundable.
For national adventures (excluding Alaska), final payments are due one month prior to the start of the workshop.
For international adventures (and Alaska), final payments are due 90-days prior to the start of the workshop. We strongly encourage travel insurance!

For all cancellations, you must contact classes@huntsphoto.com

Workshop Description
Spend ten days in Sicily featuring an opportunity to go off the beaten path and savor the vivid colors and intriguing life of Sicily through photography.
Join Hunt’s Photo Education’s Director of Photo Adventures Don Toothaker and Experience Sicily Owner and Curator, Allison Scola for an exciting and immersive itinerary that will delight those who love to travel through the lens. We’ll experience off-the-beaten path seaside villages and mountain towns and have meaningful interaction with locals. We will have local, expert guides at all principal sites, and outstanding traditional cuisine throughout. This trip is not to be missed.

Wednesday January 29th (Dinner included)
• Arrival in Palermo; check in to hotel
• Orientation and Walking Tour Introduction to Palermo’s Historic Center

Thursday January 30th (Breakfast and Lunch included)
• Tour Monreale Cathedral, Palermo’s Arab-Norman Patrimony and beyond with a private, expert guide
• Lunch in Palermo’s Il Capo Market as a Group
• Palermo Market, Culture, and Street Food Tour

Friday January 31st (Breakfast and Lunch included)
• Visit a Sheep and Goat Farm and Cheesemaker in the Countryside
• Mingle with the Locals of a Mountain Village in the Countryside

Saturday February 1st (Breakfast and Lunch included)
• Visit the Coast at Porticello and Capo Zafferano
• Visit Ceramic Artist in Her Studio
• Reflect at Villa Palagonia in Bagheria
• Photograph Live Musicians In Palermo
• Visit to the Workshop of a Sicilian Cart Painter

Sunday February 2nd (Breakfast and Lunch included)
• Explore Sweeping Segesta
• Visit Salemi
• Visit the Trapani Windmills and Salt Pans

Monday February 3rd (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)
• Check out of Your Palermo Hotel; Travel to Eastern Sicily
• Tour the Roman Villa del Casale

Tuesday February 4th (Breakfast and Lunch included)
• Feast of Sant’Agata- We will follow the schedule of Catania’s Feast for their patron saint Sant’Agata
• Tour Catania Center
• Visit the Museum of the 1943 Landing, dedicated to the historic events of the second World War, when the Allied forces freed Sicily and Italy from the German occupation

Wednesday February 5th (Breakfast and Lunch included)
• Half Day Excursion on Mount Etna
• This afternoon, you’ll be tangled in the vines at a spectacular vineyard on Etna during a wine experience including an in-depth vineyard tour and tasting.
• Witness A Feast Devoted to a Local Patron

Thursday February 6th (Breakfast and Dinner included)
• Witness the Feast of Sant’Agata
• Visit Siracusa and Ortigia
• Farewell Dinner in Catania

Friday February 7th
• Breakfast If Time Allows
• Group Transfer to Catania Fontanarossa Airport for Departure

Your Trip Includes:
• Group airport transfers on designated arrival and departure days
• Four-star level accommodations
• No single supplement pricing!
• All breakfasts, seven lunches, and four dinners
• All transportation, entrance fees, tickets to entertainment, all excursions, most gratuities
• English-speaking/Italian speaking tour leader, professional drivers, and licensed, local guides
• Professional photographer-guide/teacher (Don Toothaker)

Your Trip Does Not Include:
• Flights into Palermo airport and out of Catania airport
• Travel insurance (which is highly recommended for all travelers)

Palermo Historic Center, 4-star hotel (5 nights)
Catania Historic Center, 4-star hotel (4 nights)

Your passport will be required on this workshop.

Skill Sets: All Levels of Photographers are Welcome, but please note: This is a photography workshop.
Physical Activity: Medium. We will be walking and touring historic sites, towns, and villages for a few hours each day. We will have structured days with planned leisure time.

A deposit of 25% of the total cost of the trip is required upon sign-up to secure a spot. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the workshop. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Experience Sicily can advise you regarding protecting your trip investment.