tuscany photography workshop
Siena Florence Val d'Orcia Montalcino
25 May - 1 June 2019
$3150 single supplement $ 600 Deposit $1000
Live a full sensory experience complete with amazing food, fine wine and breathtaking landscapes. Located in central Italy; Tuscany stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Central Tuscany is dotted with medieval hilltop fortresses, vine-planted hillsides and sculptural stands of cypress trees; the northwest and east harbor boast with dramatic mountain ranges and fecund forests; the central and southern coasts feature a garland of islands floating tantalizingly close to a shoreline teeming with wildlife. The range of outdoor activities on offer is equally diverse, contributing to the region's reputation as a repository of grand-slam sights and experiences unmatched anywhere in the world. Join us as we take picture-perfect postcards. We'll explore medieval villages, historic towns, castles, country churches (the so-called pievi) and beautiful abbeys that are scattered all over. The architecture includes Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. Walled medieval villages that sit high atop hilltops overlooking the vineyards gracing this beautiful land. You’ll be inspired during the countless opportunities to capture breathtaking photos. Meet us in Siena, Italy’s loveliest medieval city. We’ll photograph and explore Siena’s charms, then move to our favorite farmhouse in the heart of southern Tuscany. We’ll travel in mini-vans through the landscapes of Val d’Orcia and Crete Senesi, with free time in Tuscany’s hill towns and the best little villages you’ve never heard of. Let’s leave the crowds behind and savor the rolling Tuscany landscapes, quiet villages, authentic food and local wine.
Travel, people, architecture, fine art and street photography. Professional photographer , guide. Photo walks & discussions Small group size (4 -7 guests). Fine hotel accommodations, breakfasts, 2 dinners, local transport.
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12:00 noon

Meet us in Florence. We’ll pick you up at the airport. Departure to Siena

Welcome and introductions over a great lunch in the piazza.

Check in at our historic-center hotel and immerse yourself in this ancient city

PM Visit Siena’s cathedral and Piazza del Campo, home of the world famous Palio bareback horse races.

End the day photographing a panoramic view of the city, complete with wine and cheese.


AM Photograph and explore a quieter neighborhood of Siena together.

Trip to San Galgano Abbey, a picturesque roofless monastery in the fields of Tuscany.


Sunrise on the Tuscany hills.


Workshop Review and Critique.

PM Landscapes and villages of the Crete Senesi…sheep dotted hills and cypress lined roads.

Hill-town visit to Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheeses and its romantic Renaissance architecture.

An evening in the ridiculously photogenic Val d’Orcia.

Picnic complete with wine and of course, pecorino cheese drizzled with honey.



Sant’ Antimo Abbey (or) Monte Olivetto monastery, both wonderful.

Hill town visit to Montalcino, home of famous Brunello wines.

This day we leave somewhat open to the whims of the group and instructors.

Farewell dinner in peaceful Buonconvento, another taste of authentic Tuscany.


Early wake up taking pictures at the world famous PODERE BELVEDERE.

Workshop / Review and critique.

PM Villages including pristine Monticchiello, and more of those famous landscapes of the Val d’Orcia. Your portfolio will explode this day!

Dinner options include the famous bistecca and red wine !


Early departure for the famous Crete Senesi for stunning pictures and amazing composition,

then back to Siena for other pictures at sunset meeting people of PALIO di Siena with their horses !


On day seven, we awake to our final group discussion, review our past week photos, trade contact information, checkout of our hotel and prepare for our drive to Florence. Optional 1 more day in Florence for panoramic photos from Piazzale Michelangelo !


Group size
4 - 8 Guests
Experience | difficulty
Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras. Moderate schedule. Travel by mini van , walking. No elevation changes and a moderate amount of walking (non-photographers also welcome).
Weather | Sun
May - Temps 55/67 F 13/23 C Sunrise 5:40 | Sunset 20:41
Travel, people, architecture, fine art and street photography. Professional photographer , guide. Photo walks & discussions Small group size (4 -7 guests). Fine hotel accommodations, breakfasts, 2 dinners, local transport.
Lunches, snacks and drinks outside of normal meals, beverages and alcohol, tips for tour guides, drivers, bellhops etc. International Medical and Travel Insurance Coverage. Arrival and departure flights.
Small, locally owned guesthouses and hotels.
Travel information
We recommend arrival 1 day before the beginning of workshop, meeting point Florence airport.
$3150 single supplement $ 600 Deposit $1000
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