DATES:  From 9th May 2019 to 12th   May 2019

WHERE: Catania, Italy 


  • Accommodation in Hotel San Michele Inn
  • Visit of Catania
  • Visit of Taormina 
  • Visit of Siracusa
  • Visit of Etna
  • Professional Guide for Etna
  • Full Time Professional Photographer
  • Daily photography activities
  • 2 Local Team Leaders 
  • International Certificate



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


To see the photos realized during our old projects: 

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After the great success of the four editions, Let me Italian you is ready to launch the fifth and spring edition of DISCOVER SICILY

The weather in Sicily in May is warm enough to swim from the many beautiful beaches found around Sicily’s stunning coastline.

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 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.

In order to improve the participants’ professional and academic skills, Yan Pekar will lead several actvities:

  1. Street photography: “The world is a stage” - how to treat people as actors and location as a stage.
  2. Portrait photography: Photo sparring - how to talk with a person you photograph in such a way that creates emotions.
  3. Aesthetics in photography: try to capture a clean aesthetically pleasing landscape image. 
  4. Photography as an art of seeing beyond obvious (how to approach location as a pro). 


Further, there will be an Outdoor Shooting  with local models  in the stunning location of Taormina.


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 4 days. 

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

Here you are the agenda:

Thursday 9 May - Day 1: Taormina & Isola Bella

10:00 - 14:30  Visit of Taormina & Isola Bella

15:30 – 17:30 Outdoor Shooting with local models

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 10 May - Day 2: Siracusa & Fontane Bianche 

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

15:30 - 17:30  Street photography: “The world is a stage” - how to treat people as actors and location as a stage.

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 11 May - Day 3: 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 12 May - Day 4: Catania & Issue of Attendance certificates

10:00 – 12:00 Visit of Catania + Photography as an art of seeing beyond obvious (how to approach location as a pro)

12:00 – 12:30 Issue of Attendance certificates

Then, we will finish with a 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.


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:




I am a geologist who loves beauty at 360 degrees and I try to fix it in my images.



Maria Teresa

From myself, I can tell that I’m a driven person and that throughout my life I’ve always dedicated myself to the fullest in every challenge I’ve taken, committed in every step of the way. I am an amateur Photographer - Special b&w street photography. I partecipated in Discover Krakow V, in Discover Budapest I, Discover Sicily 3 and Discover Marrakech 1.

Hi, everyone!

I’m Olga and I’m from Moscow. I love traveling and I always take my camera with me when traveling. I’m keen on nature, architecture and cityscapes.

I can't help wondering the variety and beauty of the world, human fantasy and creativity.

I participated in Discover Marrakech III.



My name is Fabrizio but everyone calls me Billo. I’m 33 years old and I’m from Oleggio, a small town situated in the north west of Italy, near Malpensa Airport .

My job is to make gorgonzola cheese but, before that, I worked as waiter for many years in hotels.

Photography has always been my passion. I love portrait photography, details and also landscapes.

I participated in Discover Barcelona VII and Discover Marrakech III.


My name is Houou.

I’m 25 years old and living in Belgium.

My speciality are horsephotography and motorsport.

I participated in Discover Barcelona 7.


I’m naturalist scientist, specializzated in marine enviromental .

I’m keen on scientific divulgation, nature photography and travel. I have worked in association for didactic labs and guide at Botanic garden of the University of Calabria.

I have taken in a workshops and competitions of photography. I have a licence “Underwater Naturalist Diver” and i do scuba diving.


I am Indonesian and I have lived in Brussels for almost 3 years and I have been exploring this beautiful city.


I walk around and I love this city. Everything can be my inspiration; everything can be my object. I like the buildings, the streets, the parks, the culture and the people and i like taking a picture of food as well.


I am an artist, I like writing and painting besides the photography.


I participated in Discover Budapest V.


My name is Sara and I am from a small village of the province of Pisa, less than an hour also from the beautiful Florence too.
Going backwards throughout my child’s memories I always remember
myself involved in either being the subjects of lots of pictures or (mainly) with any sort of cameras in my hands.
Then, thanks to a photography course done during high school, I truly realized that this was I would have loved to do in the future making of my passion a job. 




my name is Silvia, I'm 19, from Rome and I study Cinema and New Media at University.


I love photography, writing and traveling, and I hope this will be my future. 


I am partecipating also to Discover Lisbon III next April.

my name is Antigoni. 
I come from Thessaloniki, Greece and I work as an Architect Engineer - Landscape Architect.
I also run a small family-owned apartments lodging business in Halkidiki.
I am a travel - art - sports enthusiast!




Born in Foggia, southern Italy, in 1997, Giuseppe currently lives in Barletta.His great passion for cinema first began when he was a child, but it kept on going till his adulthood, when he started a brilliant career as freelance photographer.
He is pursuiting his biggest dream of becoming a film director, thanks to the knowledge he is acquiring atthe Academy of Fine Arts in Foggia, New Art Technologies Department.In the meantime he keeps on watching the immortal works of directors such as Hitchcock, Kubrick,Carpenter, Fellini, Scorsese and Coppola. Always as it was was the very first time. For what concerns the photography field, Giuseppe faithfully admires Steve McCurry and photography director Vittorio Storaro.





I’m Eleonora and I’m 22 years old. I’m from Reggio Emilia, a small town of Emilia Romagna, in Italy.


I love reading, listening to music, travel and photography 


I’m a bartender and I work a bar in the city center.


One day I hope to become a prefofessional photographer.



My name is Athina. I'm half greek and half hungarian but I live in Greece. I'm a crazy cat lover. I love books, travelling and animals.


I'm always up for new adventures.


I found this opportunity a good way to meet new and interesting people. 



Hi everybody! I'm Marta I'm 25 years old and I come from Spain. Actually I've been living in Berlin for almost 2 years Since I am here I became very interested in photography, I acquired my Nikon d90 and I've been learning by myself since then. My favourite themas are nature and landscapes Other interests that I have are travelling, hiking, music and sports I am very opend minded person but kind of shy a person and I never did something like this photography trip with people I don’t know, so it’s a double experience and a challenge for me. Anyway I think it will be great!


I partecipated in Discover Krakow 12.



my name’s Rodolfo and I’m 19. I’m attending the last year at the Artistic High School in Florence, where I live.

About one year ago I discovered the media of photography and since then I always take my camera with me trying to catch moments and situations that could express not only the reality around me but also my inner self.

I am a 22-year-old and I have been keen on photography for eight years, since I was in middle school; at the age of 14 I was given my first professional camera by my parents as a present for my good school result, and that was for me a great source of satisfaction, since I had to work very hard for it. Ever since I got it, I started learning photography as an autodidact. I taught myself by shooting, experimenting and watching many tutorials online. I would define myself as a keen observer, I love shooting portraits, models, landscapes but also street photography. I am acquainted with Photoshop's main features, but I tend not to be satisfied with the results I get. In my opinion, the best part of photography is interacting with models and pointing out the best poses and angles, which I believe is the key for getting nice shots. This is going to be the first workshop I take part in. I am very excited and ready to go for this experience. I look forward to starting this adventure with "let me Italian you" and the people I will meet.


Hi, My name is Riccardo, I am 23 years old and I come from Rieti, the center of Italy. I am attending Architecture in Sapienza University of Rome. At the moment I work for a newspaper called “Il Messaggero”in Rieti since august 2018. My interest about photography began accidentally three years ago. My passion for it grew up until becoming a huge part of my life. I love watching the world behind a camera, it brings good vibes and emotions. I like any kind of shot but my best are landascapes, indeed. My main goal is turning my photos into “speaking shots” as Henri Cartier-Bresson said. In conclusion, I would like to tell a story through my photography.



Nature lover, architect, amateur photographer and a fanatic traveler!

I’m really looking forward to visiting Sicily for the first time and enjoy shooting photos in the best season of the year!



I am Magda from Thessaloniki, Greece. I am a chemist who loves travelling and I always find new ways to enjoy nature.

I am very excited about my new hobby, photography and eager to enjoy Sicily through it!


Antonietta, classe 1995.

Da sempre ho avuto una grande passione per tutto ciò che è arte.

Sono una grafica pubblicitaria e, nel tempo libero, insieme alla mia macchina fotografica vado alla ricerca di attimi da immortalare in un ricordo.

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