Andrew Lattimore

Travel to Western Sicily and learn en Plein Air Oil Painting.

May 3 – 10, 2025
May 10 – 17, 2025

Come join Andrew Lattimore, as you explore the exciting and varied history of Sicily’s diverse architecture, stunning landscape, fabulous food and rich culture!

We’ll be staying in Marsala at Salinara, an 18th-century villa owned by our gracious hosts, Yumi and Adriano. It is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and is only a 10-minute walk to the Mediterranean sea.

Each day we’ll enjoy an early morning breakfast following a full day of painting, exploring the sights and sounds of Sicily. We’ll paint the captivating landscape at the villa but we will also take day excursions to the city of Marsala, the Marsala Salt Pans, Erice, and the Park of Selinunte. While there, we’ll capture the light and color of our unique surroundings. Andrew will thoroughly assess, guide, and enhance your skill sets by providing tailored attention to your individual needs and artistic goals.

Once our day of painting is finished, we’ll celebrate by communing “a tavola” or a traditional Sicilian meal and an inviting glass of local wine (all included with our villa accommodation except two lunches on your own during excursions).

By the end of this workshop you will have found new skills, wonderful memories, and an infusion of new inspiration!

SKILL LEVEL: All levels
COURSE MEDIUM: Oil painting


€ 2875
Sharing per person:
€ 2625
Triple per person:
€ 2475
Sharing NON painter (double):
€ 2025

How to Book

Deposit to save your spot € 600.
The balance is due to 8 weeks before your arrival.

Apply NOW, spots are limited.
Min participants 12
Max participants 16

About Andrew Lattimore

Born in New York, Andrew Lattimore was immersed in art from a very early age and as an artist for over 40 years, he has remained true to his life’s endeavor, “the pursuit of truthful beauty in human creativity.” He studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York and lived in Italy for several years where he studied with the renowned teacher, Nerina Simi in Florence.
His work can be found in private collections and museums throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

“Art is the ultimate expression of the human heart. It’s essential to who we were in the past and who we are now,” he says. He imbues this notion to his students, particularly on his workshops where art, history and culture are so interwoven and deeply connected.

– Painting instruction and individual assistance
– Accommodation in double room
– Accommodation in single room with supplement
– All Sicilian Breakfasts, 3 lunches and all dinners
– Non alcoholic drinks and wines during dinner
– Visit & shopping at pottery and terracotta artisan
– 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 after breakfast

– 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.

Sicilian breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be freshly prepared and served at the villa by our selected local chef. Enjoy the exotic flavors of traditional cuisine accompanied by exquisite local wines.
* Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

Travel, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Food and People.
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.

The course is conducted in English, with translation into Italian, French, Spanish on demand.


– 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 Center of Trapani and Fisherman Port.

– Segesta Archaeological Park, with Greek temples and aphitheatre with over 2500 years of history. Self catering lunch, then in the afternoon painting.

– 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.

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

– Favignana Island is an optiopn, tickets are not included.

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 Retreat leader/Organizer in collaboration with “SALINARA Società Cooperativa”.

1. Refund policy, please refer to your Retreat leader/Organizer’s website.

2. When you make a booking with your Retreat leader/Organizer, 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 your Retreat leader/Organizer’s accepting any monies from you towards the booking, or upon the issue of our Confirmation/Invoice, whichever is the earlier.

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. All workshops/retreats are subject to a minimum number of participants and therefore your Retreat leader/Organizer reserves the right to cancel and where possible, provides you with an alternative course. In case your Retreat leader/Organizer cancels the workshop/retreat, please refer to your Retreat leader/Organizer.

10. Salinara cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

11. All travellers need valid passports.


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