It’s the last chance to get away to some sun and creative inspiration in the Mediterranean this year. Frui have been putting the finishing touches to the itinerary and accommodation for our exciting new holiday to Sicily.
We’ll be taking a road trip across this diverse island, staying in beautiful maserias (farmhouses) along the way.
Here is a rundown of what we’ll be doing:
We’ll land in Catania and check into our accommodation just outside the hustle and bustle of the city: the charming Tenuta del Gelso. In the evening we’ll head into the bright lights of this ancient port city for our first taste of Sicilian food and wine.
We’ll start the day with some photography exercises: designed by your tutor to get your creative juices flowing. As we shoot, we’ll explore the ancient streets of Catania and it’s port.
After a tasty local lunch, we set off for another world: Mount Etna. With a local guide, we’ll explore Europe’s tallest active volcano by Jeep and on foot. We’re sure to come back with some spectacular photos of the lunar landscape which we’ll look at over dinner back at the lodge.
Checking out after breakfast, we’ll head south towards the Syracuse and Ortigia Island. There’s an ancient Greek amphitheatre, a seafront castle and a gorgeous warren of medieval streets and Baroque Plazas by the sea, your tutor will be on hand to help you capture the best of it all.
After lunch, it’s time to check in to our our home for the night: another beautiful farmhouse surrounded by olive trees. The afternoon will be free to relax, take a dip in the pool, or get some one-to-one photography feedback from your tutor.
Today we cross the spine of Sicily; a scenic drive that will take us through breathtaking panoramas and quaint mountain towns. We’ll call in Enna, explore it’s winding streets and spectacular castle, and grab some lunch before continuing on to the Northern coast. We’ll arrive at the accommodation for the last two nights as the sun starts to go down over the surrounding mountains: a great landscape photo opportunity before we settle down to an aperetivo before a delicious dinner of local produce.
After a relaxing morning at the maseria, We’ll drive down the mountain to Cefalu, whose pretty old town is sandwiched between the beach and a huge, dramatic crag. We’ll spend the afternoon wandering the photogenic streets and the beach, working on our photography projects and eating gelato. The town is famed for its sunsets; the perfect spot for our last evening in Sicily.
This morning we’ll rise and check out early. We’re heading for the airport, but Sicily has one highlight left for us: the city of Palermo. With a distinctly North African vibe, Palermo shows the influence of civilisations from across the mediterranean. After capturing some stunning final street shots, it’s time to say arrivederci to Sicily and board our flight home.
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We recommend the following flights: (Only £90 return at the time of writing!)
10th October: BA2592
Depart London Heathrow 10:00, Arrive Catania 14:25
16th October: BA0611
Depart Palermo 15:00
Arrive London Heathrow 17:15