DATES:  From 30th August 2017 to 3rd September 2017 

WHERE: Catania, Italy 

WHAT IS PROVIDED: ·     

  • Accommodation in Hotel San Michele Inn http://www.hotelsanmicheleinn.com/
  • Guided Tour of Catania
  • Bus for Taormina & Isola Bella
  • Bus for Siracusa
  • Bus for Etna
  • Professional Guide for Etna
  • 2 photography workshops
  • 2 Local Team Leaders 
  • International Certificate

 

WHY SHOULD I TAKE PART IN?

  • Learn to work in a team.
  • Visit one of the most beautiful place in Italy
  • Workshops lead by Yan Pekar
  • Workshop Portrait Photography lead by Oksana Shestak
  • 20 photos published by Let me Italian you & in our Social networks
  • Attendance certificate
  • International Contest & Award
  • Experience Italian life
  • International Experience

 

To see the photos realized during our old projects:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/141076565@N06/albums 

To see the full gallery of the project: 

https://www.facebook.com/letmeitalianyou/photos

To read the references of the participants:

https://www.facebook.com/letmeitalianyou/reviews

​www.letmeitalianyou.com/testimonials​

 
Franz Hi there, my name is Franz, I am 24 years old and coming from Salzburg, Austria. I've been part also of Discover Barcelona II. I recently finished my masters degree in Embedded-Systems Design, my interests regarding technology lead me to my biggest hobby; photography. My passion is to experiment with lightpainting, long exposure, HDR and macro photography.
Annarosa My name is Annarosa, Anna for my friends. If I check my identity card I realize I am 41 but I feel the same energy and enthusiasm as when I was 25. I've been part also of Discover Barcelona II. My greatest passion is travelling: I always have a new destination in my mind, either seaside or big cities, I start getting excited since I am preparing my suitcase! I am fond of photography because I believe it is the most direct way to communicate my feelings and the emotions I get from the places I visit: I especially like landscapes both urban and natural, astrophotography and b/w shootings. As Giovanni Gastel said "I have always thought that Poetry and Photography have several things in common". My other interests are gastronomy, wine, reading, listening to music and diving.
Silvia Hello everyone, I am Silvia from Italy. I partecipated also to Discover Barcelona I and I am looking forward to discover the amazing island of Sicily with all of you.
Marco My name is Marco, a tuscan born now living in Liguria, I’m self taught photographer.I partecipated also to Discover Barcelona My passions are music and photography, and i love to join them with my works. I’m also a reportage/street enthusiast, trying to see places with new points of views. I’m happy to be part of this experience in Sicily.
Helene I'm French, 36 years old, I'm area sales manager for a food industry. I love to travel the world, discovering new cultures, new landscapes, new food habits ... and I like to catch these moments with my camera 🙂 I speak French, English and German.
Giacomo Hi to everybody! My name is Giacomo, I'm 19 years old, and I live in Pisa, Italy. At the moment I'm studying engineering. I love photography since I was a child. I think it's the best way to meet new people and discover new places. You need nothing more than some friends, a camera and some imagination, in order to have much fun!
Giuli Hello everyone! My name is Giulia, I'm 22 and come from Palermo. I'm recently graduated in Management Engineering and soon I'll transfer to Bologna to continue my master's degree. I'm passionate about photography, I love taking pictures especially during my travels. I'm a determined and sunny girl and I'm looking forward to enrich my experiences with this new journey!
Silvia Hello everybody, I'm Silvia from La Spezia, Italy. I love to meet people from all over the world, as I like to talk a lot (in 3 languages). I like to see the world through the lenses of my camera and I can’t wait to learn how to do it better with you, in Sicily. I also like to make videos. My other passions are music, gigs, reading, cooking (& eating!), walking and travelling. I’m sure we’ll have a great time together!
Stefania Hello! My name is Stefania, I'm 49 years old, I'm an educational, training and career counselor, born and grew up in a mountain little town in Vicenza province (Northeast Italy) that I consider to be my Escape-room ... sometimes I need to get out. I love travelling and make new experience, knowing people and discover places. I always carry the camera with me, it is my third eye through which I capture the emotions the world arouses in me. I've partecipated also in Discover Krakow
Federica Hello everybody! My name is Federica and I'm 29. I'm a girl gone international who's taking an year off to rediscover Italy, after many years spent abroad. I am originally from Milan and I work in the videogame industry. I am a bookworm and TV shows lover. Travel, cultures, languages and photography are my biggest passions. Challenge, change and discover are part of my personality and I get excited every time there is a new adventure ahead. Although I am just a beginner, photography has always been a constant in my life that allowed me to express myself and share with other people what I was living, seeing, experiencing, loving. I can't wait to visit Sicily and share this new adventure with you all! See you very soon!
Gabriella Hi there! I'm Gabriella, a friendly ginger sicilian girl based in Florence (at the moment!) aspiring to became a filmmaker. I really keen on photography as well I love travelling, go around by bycicle and catch the moment! I'm excited about this experience within different people because it would give me the chance to discover familiar places in a new way. See you on the 30th!
Silvia Ciao! Sono Silvia ho 25 anni, per studio vivo a Torino ma sono originaria di Sanremo! Mi piacciono molte cose, sarebbe un lungo elenco che ora vi risparmierò, ma tra le principali cose posso dirvi che amo viaggiare , scoprire posti e persone nuove , ascoltare musica dal vivo, fotografare e stare in compagnia! Non vedo l'ora di partire per questa nuova avventura! A presto Sicily!!
Alexandra Hi, my name is Alexandra, I am 30 years old and I live in Romania. Photography was my first love and recently I started to be oriented towards street photography, which I think it’s more challenging. Whenever I have some free time, I travel or just go out and wonder the streets, to capture the beauty of our world or the simple random incidents that surround me.

Partners of DISCOVER SICILY

          

PARTICIPANTS

After the great success of the first edition, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the second and exclusive edition of DISCOVER SICILY !

DISCOVER SICILY is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making.

The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the historical and sunning island of Sicily, in Italy, trough photos, reportage, videos made by talent polish photographers (don’t need to be professional). DISCOVER SICILY wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.

Why Sicily? Sicily is the largest of the Italian islands. It has long been a crossroads and crucible of Mediterranean culture, and the island today is a fascinating palimpsest in which Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos emerge from the rich fabric. Starting from the artistic city of Catania, we will show you the UNESCO World heritage sites, Siracusa , one of the world's most famous active volcanoes, Etna, and the Sicilian jewel "Taormina".

"If someone should spend just one day in Sicily and ask: What should I visit? I would answer without hesitating... Taormina... This small village is only a landscape, yet a landscape where you can find everything to seduce your eyes, your spirit, your imagination."  Guy de Maupassant.

The tour of the cities is organized in collaboration with local guides, who will come directly from Spain, who knows all the sights of Sicily and will take you on a guided tour. 

 

Exclusevely for this edition, the photographer Yan Pekar will support the participant during all the days of the projects. He will prepare daily photography activities and teach to you as much as he can. Yan Pekar is one of our main partner for Discover Barcelona. Exclusevely for this edition, he will come from Barcelona to Sicily.

 

How is DISCOVER SICILY organized and what is its output?

The role of participant is to explore Sicily with his “camera”. You will work alone or in pair (your fellow could be one your friend). The project lasts 5 days. 

Can you take all the best details coming from our island? 

Here you are the agenda:

Wednesday 30 August - Day 1: Catania

08:00 – 13:30 Participants arrival

14:00 – 15:00 Opening & Welcoming from Let me Italian you

15:00 – 18:30 Visit of Catania & Aci Trezza with Yan Pekar

Then, we will start our tour of Catania. It is the second largest city in Sicily and the tenth in Italy, with 298,957 inhabitants. Catania is a city, both fascinating and full of surprises, for visitors who will never forget their time spent in the city. With one of the richest repositories of Baroque architecture in Europe, Catania has art treasures, church museums, and Roman ruins, well worth seeking out. We will have a full complete city tour between the beauties of this city and its surroundings.

Thursday 31 August - Day 2: Taormina & Isola Bella

09:00 - 10:30  Workshop "How to be here and now" lead by Yan Pekar

11:00 – 18:30 Visit of Taormina & Isola Bella

The climate is a dream, its position, perfect panoramas, monuments and luxurious flora and fauna render Taormina a location admired by all who visit it. The city lies on a terrace, with a view of the ancient Amphitheater against a backdrop of citrus groves with Mount Etna engulfed in the glory of the Ionian Sea beyond. Thus Taormina's reputation as a a city infused with poetic beauty and history with views of splendour in plenty, remains true for every traveller.

Friday 1 September - Day 3: Siracusa & Fontane Bianche + Workshop

10:00 – 15:30 Visit of Siracusa & Fontane Bianche beach + "Portrait photography on location" lead by Yan Pekar

15:30 - 17:30  Workshop “Portrait Photography” lead by Oksana Shestak

Siracusa is an historic city in southern Italy. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, cultureamphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Siracusa is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea.

Saturday 2 September - Day 4: Etna, Europe's highest active volcano

08:15 – 10:15 Leaving for Etna

10:15 - 16:30  Visit of Etna with a professional guide

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Italy. Located near the east coast of the island of Sicily, it is 10,900 feet (3,329 meters) tall with a base circumference of about 93 miles (150 kilometres). It is also the volcano with the longest record of continuous eruption.

Sunday 3 September - Day 5: Issue of Attendance certificates and Good bye

09:00 – 10:00 Issue of Attendance certificates

At the end of the project, it will be released to each participant the Attendance certificates signed by Let me Italian you and all its partners.

 

Plus, in order to make more visible the job done during the project, each participant will give 20 photos with his credits to Let me Italian you and then he will see them published on: our Flickr , on the Facebook pages What Makes Sicily Beautiful & Let me Italian you , on our official Instagram 

Each participant will also write a short storytelling about his/her Sicilian experience and it will be published in our blog: www.letmeitalianyou.com/what-makes-sicily-beautiful

 

 

DISCOVER SICILY

 

Summer Edition

                 

 

 

         

Hi, I'm Shipra from India - a wanderer and a newly minted photo enthusiast! After years of taking pictures only to document my travels, I'm now ready to take the plunge into serious photography. Can't wait to discover beautiful Sicily through the camera lens. Arrivederci! 

Shipra

 

Hi. I'm Chiara and I am 21 years-old. I was born in L'aquila but now I'm studying in Trieste. My father passed down to me this passion for photography, as he likes taking pictures, too.
In my photos I try to show not only simple landscapes, but also emotions.

Chiara

I'm Ileana, a 19 years old girl from Italy. Photography is a recent and nice discovery for me. I really like looking the world through my camera. It's more beautiful and interesting. I'm really happy to partecipate to Discover Sicily and spend some days in beautiful places with my passion and new people! 

Ileana

Nature is my field of studies and my passion since I was a child; at first i started shooting to catch the beauty of it but recently, as I found that photography is the best way to know myself and express my view of life, started trying new styles so now I'm fond of b/w, macro, architecture, portrait and street photography.I love also drawing,swimming,reading and,obviously, traveling! I'm always looking for new adventures since every experience is a chance to discover beautiful places, meet new people and grow as a person.So let's go! "

Marta

 

Hi all! I am Magda and nature photography, especially botanical photography, is my passion. I live in Poland near Warsaw and travel a lot to find best frames and most exciting landscapes: in Poland, in Ukraine, in Sweden, in Slovakia and in other countries. Now - it will be Sicily! And everywhere I go, paying a visit to the local botanical garden or arboretum are on highest prio, with my camera cocked and ready. In the meantime, I teach biology at the Faculty of Biology, Warsaw University.

 

 

Magda

My Name is Eamonn. I am from Dublin in Ireland. I am a qualified Self Employed Business Consultant. Photography is my hobby and all my work can be seen on facebook.

Eamoon

My name is Huzefa, I am an undergraduate student studying Material Engineering from the University of Manchester. Originally from Pakistan, but residing in UK. I would describe myself as super talkative, and a die-hard fan of Coldplay. Regarding the clique, I love travelling, photography (events, architecture & portrait), and music. Looking forward to meeting all of you, and wish you all an amazing summer, hope you are all enjoying the sun, unlike me.

Huzefa

 

Ciao! My name is Irena, I’m half Polish, half French but I’m now in Italy for cultural projects and photography. I love meeting new people and discovering new places. I enjoy making pictures and participated in many exhibitions. I also organise cultural events to connect different people and their culture.I am happy to come for the first time in Sicily after exhibiting in the  Med Photo festival. I hope we will have fun together Discovering Sicily ;-)

 

 

 

Irena

Hi! My name is Lorenzo. I am a 24 years old and I am an italian designer. I come from Apulia, but actually I live in Rome. I love to travel, to meet people and to share beautiful moments and experiences. I like photography in all its forms, in particular street and landscape photography.

 

 

 

Lorenzo

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