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September 1- 10 in 2022, join our fully escorted Travel Sketching tour with Ian Fennelly seeing and sketching the highlights of epicurean Sicily. This is a tour for anyone and everyone. You do not have to be an experienced sketcher at all. Ian will show you his easy style and help you to achieve your own wonderful results in your own way. Those non-sketchers are welcome if they are travelling sharing with a sketcher as there is just so much to see and explore in this trip.
You get to immerse yourself in the gorgeous towns of Palermo, Agrigento, Ragusa, Ortygia, Taormina and Catania.

Your experienced tour manager and guide Kate Stedman is an historian, art lover and avid sketcher and she will take you to her favourite spots and regale you with fun facts and historic gems each day as well. Our tour group will practise covid-safe measures where at all appropriate whilst on tour. We value your health and safety.

ABOUT IAN FENNELLY
Ian studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art and gained a 1st Class Honours degree, is a professional artist whose artwork sells worldwide, has over 80,000 followers on Instagram and is a qualified teacher as well as a senior instructor for Urban Sketchers. See more of his unique pen and watercolour artwork on Instagram at @ianfennelly

Beginning in Palermo and ending in Catania in Sicily we visit 6 exquisitely beautiful and varied towns to sketch magnificent Greek temples, twisted cobbled laneways, scenic vistas, honey-coloured domed churches, sandstone Roman ruins and so much more.

3 nights Palermo

2 nights Ragusa (seeing & sketching Agrigento's Valley of Temples for lunch)

3 nights Ortygia in Syracuse

1 night in Catania (sketching in lovely Taormina before lunch)

Itinerary

Day 1

Date : 01/09/2022

Time : 23:00

Arrive Palermo

Meet in our hotel at 4.30pm with Ian and then off to dinner with the group

Day 2

Day exploring Palermo and sketching with Ian

Day 3

Palermo sketching

Day 4

Ragusa

We stop for lunch and a sketch at the 4thC BC Unesco Greek Valley of the Temples in Agrigento before arriving at our jaw dropping town for 2 nights: Ragusa.

Day 5

Ragusa sketching

Day 6

Ortygia

A short bus trip today to the unique little peninsula in Syracuse called Ortygia (meaning Quail-shaped) This is the pearl of Syracuse with its winding streets, alleys, architecture, history and lifestyle. A step back in time

Day 7

Ortygia

Day 8

Ortygia

Day 9

Catania

This morning we drive up the East coast of Sicily to the spectacular township of Taormina for a sketch and explore before bussing down to our final destination at the lovely gateway city of Catania for our farewell dinner together.

Day 10

tour ends after breakfast where you are free to organise your own onward travel plans.

The price of 3,100 euros per person for two people sharing a room includes

  • All accommodation whilst on tour
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 4 dinners 
  • 4 lunches
  • All entries
  • All transport on tour in private bus
  • Your Tour Manager
  • 8 demos & workshops with IAN FENNELLY

Solo traveller in own room: add a supplement of 650 euros pp

Deposit of $1,000 AUD per person.

Travel outside tour dates

All other meals not mentioned in the itinerary

International flights

Travel insurance

All 3 star charm and 4 star quality in major cities. All ensuite bathrooms and air conditioned for comfort.

NB: THIS TOUR IS A NOT A CONFIRMED DEPARTURE until minimum numbers have been reached.
Please contact us before you book flights for this tour to ensure the tour is going ahead.
French Fusion Travel reserves the right to cancel the tour and refund you your deposit if minimum tour numbers have not been reached up to 150 days before tour departure.

We do require all our clients to have cancellation travel insurance for each tour and will be asking for a copy of your insurance policy.
Please be aware that you travel AT YOUR OWN RISK.
We will endeavour where possible to keep everyone as safe as we can from the virus but regulations change overnight regarding self isolation etc. The onus is on you to talk about this with your Travel Insurance company and to read their terms and conditions so that you are very clear as to how you will be covered for anything to do with covid, hospital. border closures etc. French Fusion will not be able to refund you all of your final payment if you are prevented from travel and it is less than 90 days out from tour departure. Our company will try very hard to recover non-refundable payments but no guarantee can be made.