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 !