Anastasia Arteyeva

Follow me and three other gorgeous professional models.

June 5 – 12, 2021

After holding 4 very successful and memorable adventures in Sicily, we decided to make it an annual trip. Follow me and 3 gorgeous professional models on a one of a kind photographic adventure.
Discover the rich and fertile scenery of western Sicily—its pristine beaches and ancient salt pans, its lush orange groves and endless vineyards.
Explore the marbled streets of an ancient village or the mystery of several abandoned islands.
Enjoy the welcoming hospitality of the locals, the exotic flavors of their cuisine, and the laid back atmoshpere which is part of everyday life on this unforgettably enchanting island.

Besides our beautiful villa with its amazing interiors and lush garden that we will use for our shoots, everyday you will be taken to one of many unique locations, a majority of which are secluded. The gorgeous Favignana with its turquoise waters, the ancient perfectly preserved Sicilian village carved in a mountain, the medieval castle overlooking the entire island, abandoned salt mines and pink crystal lakes, just to name a few.
Our photographers to model ratio is very low, 2 to 1 or less, providing the opportunity to work privately. We are bringing various wardrobe for our models, available upon request, to create the look you want, anywhere from Sicilian donna, ala Monica Belucci or Sophia Loren, to ancient goddess, to phantasmagoric mermaid. Click here to see images taken by our participants during previous Sicilian adventures, and here to read the reviews.

All our models combine professionalism with timeless natural beauty, fun outgoing personality, intelligence and adventurous spirit…

Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro.


€ 1700
Sharing per person:
€ 1500
Sharing NON painter:
€ 1100

How to Book

Deposit to save your spot € 300.
The balance is due to 8 weeks before your arrival.

Apply NOW, spots are limited.
Min participants 10
Max participants 15

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About Anastasia Arteyeva Kole

Anastasia is an international art model, photographer, and a photo adventure organizer. She has collaborated with numerous respected artists worldwide, participated in educational workshops, and her work has been published in magazines and exhibited in galleries.

– Painting instruction and individual assistance
– Accommodation in double room
– Accommodation in single room with supplement
– All Sicilian Breakfasts, 3 lunches and all dinners (1 meal at a local restaurants)
– Non alcoholic drinks and wines during dinner
– Wine tasting at the villa
– All local excursion
– The use of portable folding chairs and folding easels
– Pick-up at Palermo airport on the first day at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
– Transfer to Palermo airport on the last day. Leaving at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm

– 2 lunches
– Any personal expenses
– Art supplies
– Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
– Airfare
– Tips for drivers and guides
– Transfers to and from other airports than Palermo
– Transfers to the villa from Palermo airport later than 4:00 pm are extra cost.
If you arrive later than 4:00 pm, we can arrange personal transfer accordingly.

You will stay in our 18th century typical Sicilian villa, surrounded by vineyards and the blu mediterranean sea. The area is known for its olive groves, salt pans and local producers of DOC Marsala wine and many other amazing red and white wines.

Farm fresh breakfasts with options for every taste, light but satisfying lunches and delectable 3 course dinners will be prepared and served by our Sicilian chef at the villa. Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wine, that here in Sicily indeed flows. Snacks and seasonal fruit will also be provided throughout the day. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.
* Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

This is not a workshop, this is a photo adventure. Everything is carefully planned yet relaxed, giving you the freedom to open up and be creative, all while enjoying Sicily in the company of like-minded people. It is not only about taking photos of beautiful women in unique settings, it’s about exploring the rich culture, tasting exotic flavors, discovering new passions, creating incredible memories and life-long friendships. It’s about living that LA DOLCE VITA, as only Italians can.

Villa Salinara is located in a part of Sicily that is still undiscovered by mass tourism. Its charming edifice was originally built in the late 18th century. More recently, it has been lovingly restored using all local material materials and furnished in the traditional Sicilian country style.

All rooms exude a Mediterranean atmosphere, a journey through the colors and sensations of this time-forgotten land. The variety of sets and photo locations in the villa alone are truly to to die for. Villa Salinara is surrounded by nature and culture and is just a few steps from the sea.

The course is conducted in English.


– Spectacular subject matter at the Villa and within walking distance such as Windmills and Salt Pans in a Natural Preserve.

– Paint coastal scenes at San Teodoro Tower and its surroundings.

– Historic Center of Marsala and Fish Market.

– Historic cave in Nature Preserve, then afternoon painting at seacoast Monte Cofano east side.

– Erice Mountain and the medieval village: An utterly panoramic ride with stops for beautiful sea views will take us to the medieval village.

– Shopping trip to Marsala plus a visit to a local artisan ceramist.

– Wine tasting, a passionate sommelier will introduce the history of Marsala wines, accompanied by delicious local aperitif.

– Taste authentic Sicilian cuisine prepared by our local chef at the villa and in our favorite local restaurant.

Please note the itinerary is an example. Visits will depend on location and are subject to change depending on the weather.

We welcome non-painting companions. There are many amenities and activities happening at the Farmhouse, your companions will never get bored! Of course, they will enjoy all of our local excursions, wine tasting and fantastic meals.

Start your adventure in Western Sicily:
– Typical Sicilian cooking class (min.4 pax).
– Visit local wine producers, with wine tasting.
– Walking and visit the surrounding, sea coast with antique salt marshes, windmills and vineyards.
– Visit the beautiful seaside city of Marsala, home of the homonymous wine DOC.
– Visit the unforgettable old city of Trapani where you can stroll, shop and eat in a relaxed setting.
– Bicycling and enjoy splendid views over vineyards, with the magical colours of the Mediterranean Sea.
– Visit the unspoiled Egadi Islands, such as Favignana and Levanzo.
– Experience yoga or kitesurf with professional trainer.

Arrival and Departure Airport: Palermo, Sicily (PMO) – Transfer time to villa is about 1h 20min.
Travel by car and minibus to painting spots.
For those who prefer to arrive earlier or leave later, we offer an optional extended stay.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality.

Besides the basic packing and travel needs, here are a few things to think about bringing with you.

— Bathing suit and beach towel
— Sun protection hat
— Raincoat
— Comfortable shoes for walking
— Plug adaptors / converters

The following terms and conditions shall apply in respect of all bookings and will form the basis of your contract with “Associazione Culturale SALINARA”.

1. All workshops/retreats organized directly by SALINARA are made subject to the following terms and conditions. When you make a booking with ‘SALINARA’ you undertake that you have the authority to accept and do accept these booking conditions on behalf of yourself and your party. A contract will exist upon our accepting any monies from you towards the booking, or upon the issue of our Confirmation/Invoice, whichever is the earlier.

2. Hold deposit € 300 euro each participant at the time of booking, which will be refundable minus 100 euro per deposit if you cancel up to 8 weeks before the beginning of the workshop/retreat.

3. The full balance due to 8 weeks before the beginning of the workshop/retreat. 4. Cancellation requests submitted within 28 days of workshop/retreat date, 50% of total amount (less deposit) will be refunded. 28 days or less prior to departure, or on departure date, no refund. *If your spot will be filled by another participant, we are happy to keep your paid amount for the next workshop you will attend.5. Any refunds allowed will incur a 3% processing fee.

6. We highly recommend that you must arrange adequate holiday insurance. Such insurance should cover full medical expenses, personal baggage, personal accident, loss or damage to property, cancellation or curtailment, personal liability, legal expenses and emergency.

7. We shall not accept responsibility for any cancellations or effect on your holiday due to war, threat of war, civil strife, industrial dispute, terrorist action, natural or nuclear disaster, fire or adverse weather conditions

8. We reserve the right to withdraw or modify at any time the arrangements advertised where necessary to do so. In the unlikely event of the accommodation advertised not being available, we will endeavour to provide suitable alternative accommodation.

9. All reasonable and proper steps have been taken to ensure that the accommodation and services are as advertised. We will be responsible for any acts or omissions of our own employees and agents whilst acting within the scope of their employment but cannot be responsible for the acts or omissions of those providing services over which we have no direct control.

10. We shall not be responsible for luggage lost in transit while the responsibility of an airline. Where possible we will provide advice and assistance in seeking to retrieve any luggage lost.

11. We will not be responsible if you suffer illness, personal injury or death as a result of misadventure during the period of your overseas trip arising out of an activity that does not form part of the course provided by us.

12. All workshops/retreats are subject to a minimum number of participants and we therefore reserve the right to cancel and where possible, provide you with an alternative course. In case we cancel the workshop/retreat, we will return all monies which you have paid. In no case will your holiday be cancelled within 8 weeks of departure except in the event of circumstances out-with our control. Salinara cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

13. All travellers need valid passports.


For any questions, please contact:
Phone: (+39) 339 77 57 062

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