Project Description

Val D’Orcia / Tuscany Photography Trip

A  unique photographic experience among the famous Tuscan hills, villages and the typical flavours of the land of Dante

Living the Val d’Orcia in spring is like entering a picture. In this region where time seems to stand still among the scattered houses and incredible nature, you will learn the art of photography with our two Italian instructors Claudio & Riccardo.

Departure: Friday, April 17th, 2020
Return: Monday, April 20th, 2020

LOCATION

The Val d’Orcia is one of Tuscany’s six World Heritage sites. The valley’s landscape of gentle, rolling hills was the subject of many Renaissance paintings, especially by the painters of the Scuola Senese, The Siena School, mentioned in the Val d’ Orcia’s UNESCO nomination.

The region has everything that visitors to Tuscany come to see and experience, from the powerhouse DOCG wines of Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile to spa towns like Bagno Vignoni, whose “baths” in the public square are fed by springs of Monte Amiata, which marks the southern boundary of the territory. There are abbeys and gardens–and that zig-zagged strada bianca lined with cypresses that has come to be a symbol of this territory and reflects Criterion (iv) of the UNESCO nomination: “The Val d’Orcia is an exceptional reflection of the way the landscape was re-written in Renaissance times to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create aesthetically pleasing pictures.”

During the tour we will stop to photograph the beauties of the magnificent medieval village of San Gimignano called “Manhattan of the Middle Ages” with its towers and its views, passing from Monteriggioni, a medieval walled city, where we will stay in a typical farmhouse, and at the end of the tour on Sunday we will be with our objectives focused on the majesty of Florence discovering secrets, stories and contrasts until evening.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

What is the program?  

  • Stay at a 4 star hotel
  • Private minivan with Air conditioned
  • At least 3 photography lessons every day, plus extra night shots
  • Diner and breakfasts (Typical Tuscany dinner included)
  • 4 Unesco site’s in one trip: Firenze, San Gimignano, Val d’orcia e Monteriggioni
  • Outstanding views for sunsets and blue hour
SEE THE FULL ITINERARY HERE

ACCOMODATION

You’ll be accommodated into 4 stars hotels, private or double occupancy depending from your booking. Each places will be located near these sites: San Gimignano, Val d’Orcia and Florence. Diner & Breakfast are ever included, you are welcome if you want follow us with your car or motorbike.

Note: Shared rooms can be shared with a partner or friend. Don’t hesitate to let us know as soon as you booked.

With two professional photographers originally from the region, you will be guaranteed to be at the right places at the right times for amazing photography.

During these 3 days you have these lessons on field:

  • Feel comfortable with your camera, learn the basics buttons functions
  • Learn rules composition and practic