Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy
Pilates, Photography and Cooking holidays in Italy

 Photography holidays in Italy with top professional photographers.

Photography courses in Sicily, Tuscany & Le Marche

Life Holidays makes it possible for you to concentrate entirely on your holiday in the knowledge that we've taken care of all the planning and put together a custom-made dream holiday just for you.

Our team on the ground have done all the work, now it's time to make the most of these fantastic photographic opportunities. Photography is a very personal expression of what you see and what you want others to see in your images. During this week you will discover some of the hidden secrets of the professionals and how to turn your photographs into award winning images. If you arrive with questions about any aspect of photography you can be sure you will leave with the answers, straight from your own personal experts. Come and test your skills in Sicily, Tuscany or Le Marche with the professionals.

To see some of David's commercial photography go to http://dcephoto.com 


Sample Itinerary for your week with us.

The Itinerary here is purely a sample and will depend on which venue and activity you choose.

Private transfer from Palermo Airport to our stunning Sicilian villa. Time to enjoy a welcome aperitivo on the terrace followed by a light supper prepared at the villa by our very own personal Italian chef.

Buon Giorno!  Rise and shine photography lesson to start the day. Breakfast al fresco followed by hands-on cookery lesson and then some lunch. Free time in the afternoon to relax, enjoy the pool or go for a stroll with your camera into the local village. Evening review of your photographs followed by an aperitivo and dinner at the villa.

An early start to catch the sun rising and capture some magical moments. Then off to a wine tasting at Planeta, a leading winemaker in Sicily. We have our private tasting at Ulmo - Planeta's private estate on the shores of Lake Arancio. Time for some fresh air at the ocean (to dissipate the wine fumes!) followed by an early evening photo session on the beach. Appetites awakened its back to the villa for a sumptuous dinner.

This morning David will hold individual photography assessments and lessons.  Lunch on the villas' terrace and then some free time. Spend the afternoon to look around the villa or the local town and capture some images using the advice you gained in the morning session. Back for a review and to see if progress has been made. Time for dinner and to reflect on the day and what great images have been captured.

An early breakfast before our departure for the beautiful archeological park of Segesta. Then
onto Castellamare De Golfo for a stroll around this lovely fishing village and lunch. Off to
Tonnaro de Scopello for a swim in crystal clear waters, a tiny jewel of a fishing village made
famous in the movie Oceans 12. In the afternoon we will visit Erice for some local shopping and a stroll around this medieval town and then take the cable car down, returning back to the villa for aperitivo and dinner. A full day of photographic opportunities and challenges for everyone.

Start the day with Photography lesson and breakfast. Followed by your second cookery lesson and lunch. Afternoon relaxing by the pool. Then it's time to pack your camera and head for the beach to capture some early evening shots, followed by dinner at Da Vittorio’s stunning beach side restaurant as the sun begins to set. Giorgio Locatelli recently said .... My favourite place is Da Vittorio Ristorante, a fish restaurant on the beach in Porto Palo di Menfi. There's no menu, but the antipasti might include red prawns, octopus in oil and lemon juice or marinaded anchovies - whatever the fishermen have caught that day - and the mains might be pasta with sea urchins, pasta with mixed seafood, or catch of the day grilled on the barbecue.Daily Telegraph 2015

Another early photo shoot before breakfast. Departure for Marsala and optional wine tasting. Marsala is a lovely Baroque town famous for the dessert wine of the same name, which was actually created by a soap merchant from Liverpool in 1773. Time then for an afternoon boat trip to Mozia island just off the coast to see the amazing salt pans. Returning then to nearby Marsala for a short visit. Then its back to the villa for our farewell dinner. This will be the day when all your new photography skills can come together and you will capture some stunning images throughout the day.

Breakfast and late morning departure for Palermo Airport. But just enough time to capture that last great photographic memory of your holiday.

*Please note this is a sample itinerary. All activities are subject to change, dependent on weather conditions, location, and Italian life!

What's included in your bespoke Photography holiday

                         7 nights private accommodation in beautiful villa with pool
                         Italian chef (all dietary requirements catered for)
                         Sunset dinner at the beach
                         All meals at the villa, unlimited wine and Prosecco

                         Lunch at Castellamare
                         Fresh local produce and typical Sicilian dishes
                         Private wine tasting at local winery
                         Local boat trip (optional at approx 5 Euros)
                        10 hours of Photography lessons
                        Personal Photography assessment

                        2 x 3 course cooking lessons
                        Cable car transfer (optional at approx 5 Euros)
                        Bath robes and Jacuzzi
                        All excursions in air conditioned minibus     
                        Transfers from airport (subject to flight times, please ask when booking)



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International Travellers

We have many guests from all over the world and with our all inclusive holidays you don't need to worry about fluctuating currency exchange rates. Direct flights are now available from USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia to airports in Italy. If you need help or advice please contact us and we will be delighted to advise on the best options.


Learn pilates on the beautiful islands of Sicily and Sardinia, the stunning Le Marche region of mainland Italy or the infamous rolling hills of Tuscany.


Learn new skills in photography and find out how the professionals take stunning images.


Come to Italy and cook with our fabulous friendly Italian chefs.


Sicily in 2020.  Click here to see the stunning places we visit and our magnificant villa.


Le Marche in 2020. Click here to see what's in store in this stunning region of mainland Italy


Tuscany in 2020. Click here to see what's in store in this stunning region of central Italy


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