PROGRAM – TRANSPORT – ACCOMMODATION – SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Travelling around the region will take place by private vehicle. Pick up in the morning at your Hotel/Farmhouse and return after sunset/dinner. We will spend all day round photographing together the locations chosen. If we include the sunrise, we’ll have two shooting sessions (at dawn and in the afternoon until sunset/dusk). For lunch and dinner we’ll discover the best dishes of Tuscany and Italy.
Our itineraries and timetables are flexible, according to the weather forecasts.
All details about the program will be provided to the participants after the booking.
Tuscany Photo Tours is based out of Torrita di Siena/Montepulciano, Siena province – Italy. It is a strategic gateway in the middle of our destinations, close to Val d’Orcia (Unesco Heritage). Tuscany photo vacation.
ARRIVAL PICK UP
Pick up in Rome at the airport or train (if available). If you arrive in another airport or if you are already in Italy and prefer to go directly in Tuscany, you have to arrive by yourself to Arezzo or Chiusi train station, we will pick you up there. Then we’ll transfer to the Hotel/Farmhouse. There are a lot of trains to Arezzo or Chiusi from any major Italian cities. Arezzo or Chiusi are one hour from Florence, 2 hours from Rome, 3 hours from Milan or Venice. You will have our support to buy airfare and train tickets.
If you arrive by car, we’ll meet directly at your Hotel/Farmhouse.
Tuscany photo vacation. Choose your accommodation between the following traditional Farmhouse and Villa that we recommend, then send us an email with your preference and we’ll contact them for you about discount, details, etc.…
They have a panoramic view, fireplace, swimming pool, typical foods, good wine…everything for a fantastic stay.
They have double rooms and apartments (possibility of having a single room), with private bathrooms. The apartments have available for guests well-equipped kitchens.
Price depends on season, approximately is € 60-100 per night, per two people.
To book any number of extra nights at the beginning or end of your trip, please email us.
Farmhouse and restaurant – http://www.tenutalafratta.it/?lang=en
Villa (local restaurants nearby) – https://www.villavignacce.com/villa_vignacce/EN/home.htm
If you prefer another accommodation, it’s preferable that it’s located in the area between Pienza, Torrita di Siena and Sinalunga.
Tours for photographers of all skill levels. Beginners photographers will work on photography technique and the development of sensibility and personality to tell by photography. We’ll study elements of visual perception such as composition, color, black and white, spatial configuration. Advanced photographers will be encouraged to build a stunning portfolio with a coherent style to submit to the galleries, publishers and contests.
WHAT TO BRING
- An ASLR or mirrorless camera.
- Lens from 28mm to 135mm or more.
- Tripod, but you can also use one of mine.
- Comfortable shoes, windproof jacket and a bottle of water are recommended.