What people are saying about us.

Our friends and guests have made what SALINARA is today, and we're so thankful for their experiences and suggestions.

“Yumi and Adriano have created a haven for aspiring artists seeking the perfect country setting, healthy but mouth-watering food, excellent tuition, and seriously good company.”

— CHRISTINE \ MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
“Great Yoga lessons, great sicilian food, great wines, great visits, superb location. The chef tuned into our needs and made sure that everyone in the group had a great time. Sicily is beautiful.”

— NANCY \ DUBLIN, IRELAND
“Imagine a group of 12 diverse people coming together from all over the world with different backgrounds… It was the best life changing Yoga week in my life!”

— MARIE \ PARIS, FRANCE
“This post is a bit delayed, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share some photos of Salinara Art Farm, the lovely lodging in Sicily where William and I and the rest of the painters stayed during Lori Putnam’s fantastic workshop. The staff there are gracious and capable, and made our delicious meals and our daily painting trips seem effortless! Here are a few shots of the villa and surrounding grounds. Enjoy!.”

— CHARLENE & WILLIAM \ CALIFORNIA, USA
“Thank you for such a great time. We especially appreciated the outstanding organisation and care that you showed on our painting holiday with Olga. We were exceptionally well fed with the local farm products and the opportunity to sample (and drink) the Marsala wines made it an interesting gastonomic experience. We would unreservedly recommend this course but mostly your warmth and friendliness made it a very special and memorable holiday for us both. Thank you.”

— JO & MARTIN \ LONDON, UK
“The restoration you have achieved of  the Salinara farm house with its ancient artifacts and inclusion of modern comforts and places to bask in the sun and relax amongst the scent of lemon and orange trees was how we imagined  and hoped Sicily could be.
For me easy transport to lovely places to paint and sketch, with the variety of venues, that also gave Dave an opportunity to investigate and enjoy the whole experience, was very special.”

— LORI & DAVE \ FLORIDA, USA
“We were very lucky too to be in such a pleasant international group with enough English speakers to make communication easy. The flexibility you showed and the variety of activities you managed to include with wine tasting, pottery visit, castle, fish market and the chance for Mark and I to go to some junk shops added to the painting instruction. Your staff too were endlessly helpful and friendly , nothing too much for them to provide for our needs.”

— PAT & MARK \ TORONTO, CANADA
“You put together yet another amazing trip to Greece. Everything about it was the best. Adriano & Winnie make such a perfect pair to show us the area & encourage our art. Thank you from the heart.”

— ELLEN \ OREGON, USA
““Coming home there is time for reflection and a beginning of assimilation of the spectacular experience of Sicily and Salinara. Withdrawal is a poignant aspect of the closure and letting go of a beautiful time and place. Thank you…”

— JENNI \ CALIFORNIA, USA
“My time in Greece was unforgettable, I have never felt so happy. The Astipalea workshop was the best gift I ever gave myself.”

— PENNY \ NEW YORK, USA
“Thank you for a wonderful workshop- you are so gifted.
Fun to see everyone stretch themselves and embrace the experience.”

— SUZY \ OREGON, USA
“Your generosity of spirit and warm open hearts make spending time here a huge gift. It is impossible to express our gratitude.”

— MARY LEE & DOUG \ MONTANA, USA