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Tuscany and Cinque Terre Photography workshop

The picturesque scenery of Tuscany is a paradise for photographers.
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16 May
from 1200€
16th May 2019 - 21st May 2019

Misty shadows slow-dancing across
quiet green valleys at sunrise

Join us at this photography workshop in the heart of Tuscany and the amazing Cinque Terre. We will focus on different aspects of photography in a relaxed atmosphere and spend a lot of time photographing the numerous scenic spots that the region has to offer.Medieval villages that sit high on hilltops overlooking the vineyards and olive groves that grace this beautiful land.
You will be guided to ancient hilltop villages such as Montepulciano, Pienza, San Quirico, Monticchiello, Montalcino, San Gimignano,Sorano and other unique landscape gems there such the town of Manarola and Riomaggiore.

The workshop's highlights

Get to know what you
are about to experience

We will visit the best locations in Cinque Terre and
Tuscany area just the right moment to get the best
photographic opportunities

The Italian Riviera is not short of rugged coastline or romantic towns and villages, but the five fishing communities of the Cinque Terre are its most iconic highlight.
Manarola

Manarola is one of the five tiny towns in a section of the Italian Riviera known as Cinque Terre.This lovely village is huddled on and down the sides of a rocky outcrop, with the tall colourful houses leading down to a small harbour and piazza below.

Beautiful Cinque terre town
Riomaggiore

It is one of the most historic sights in the Cinque Terre and sometimes reared to by locals as Castellazzo of Cerrico, which is the name of the hill where it is located

Val d’Orcia

The beautiful and untouched landscape is the absolute protagonist in Valdorcia.This area of Tuscany boasts of endless rolling hills covered with grain or sunflowers.It is no wonder that this territory, which stretches along the provinces of Siena and Grosseto, is protected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Chapel of Madonna di Vitaleta built in the middle of a hill. One of the most photographed churches in Tuscany
Hidden Gems

During this workshop we will photograph some of Tuscany΄s most beautiful landscape scenery

A renovated farmhouse, elegant, near Siena where the history and the landscape that surrounds you will offer you a unique stay.
Agriturismo Baccolero

Immersed in the beauty of the Crete Senesi landscape. Near Asciano, the most beautiful territory of central Tuscany

a village at the top of cliff
Sorano

Sorano is characterized by a maze of pretty alleys, courts, ashlar portals, external staircases, loggias and cellars excavated into the tuff where, in the past, the locals made their grape harvests. The cellars in Sorano are particularly interesting and some of them have been carefully restored and made visitable.

Workshop's schedule

The schedule we are going to follow
throughout our wonderful journey

Day one
rome-manarola

The team will meet at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport in Rome on Thursday , May 16, 2019 and we are going to depart at 11:30 am with a Van for  the hotel at La Spezia in the southern part of the Liguria region of Northern Italy.If due to your flight you are not at the airport until 11:30 am you are kindly requested to notify me in advance.
In the afternoon we will take the train to the Manarola city to photograph the sunset and take evening photos at the” blue hour “with the city lights on.

Manarola is one of the famous scenic villages of the scenic 'Cinque Terre' coast in eastern Liguria

Day two
manarola-riomaggiore

We’ll get up early and catch a train to the colorful towns of the Cinque Terre. These charming fishing villages provide endless photography opportunities with the famous views of the cliff-clinging villages, the boat harbors, the crashing waves.After that we return to our hotel and depart for San Quirico d’Orcia(3hours drive) which will be our basis for the next few days.When we get there we will have some time to rest before we go out for the sunset.

Day three
Val d’Orcia

Early wakening to shoot the sunrise at the famous Val d’Orcia.Hopefully the valley will be covered in mist.Afterwards, we will return to the hotel for breakfast.In order to shoot the sunset we will get to a secret spot and after the sunset we will take a ride to the ancient Roman village of Bagno Vignoni.Then we’ll return to the villa for dinner

Day four
Val d’Orcia

We will meet the first rays of the morning sun in Val d’Orcia at a different location from the previous days. Afterwards,we will return to our villa for breakfast and get some rest .We’ll head out for our sunset shooting at one of the many beautiful locations nearby.

Drone photography of Villa Baccoleno

Day five
sorano-pitigliano

We will have breakfast and then we will visit the best of the best bright gems in the tuscanian area, Sorano and Pitigliano.Sorano is a picturesque hill village in the southern part of Tuscany. Pitigliano looks like a fairytale village full of, wild ridges and surrounded by lush valleys carved by the Lente and Meleta rivers. The soaring tuff walls, lined with myriad caves and tower houses, are nothing but the best of medieval architecture. The city’s layout, with houses built vertically on the tuff overhanging, might not need city walls, but you’ll be sure to find some spectacular military structures.

Day six
Fiumicino Airport

After we have breakfast, you will have some free time and then we will leave for Fiumicino Airport.Estimated time of arrival at the airport is at about 12:00. Planned flight times for our return to Greece begin from 14:00 and onwards

Details & services

Costs

The cost for the Photo tour Tuscany -Cinque Terre is 1200€ per person twin share

Pricing details

There is a registration fee of 400€ and the payment must be fulfilled 70 days prior to the starting day of the tour

Single room

You have the option of upgrading your hotel room to a single room. The extra cost is 300€

Dates

The duration of the trip is 6 days and 5 nights starting on the 16th-21th of May, 2019

Group size

The group size for this workshop will be strictly 8 people

Physical Difficulty

Easy

Included services

Accomodation

All of our hotels and villas are covered, based on double occupancy

Transportation

From the moment you land in Rome all transportation to and from the locations

Breakfast

While most breakfasts will be covered, you are responsible for your paying for your own lunches and dinners

Travel insurance

With any international trip/adventure, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance

Guiding

We will be in the right places the right time for the maximum photographic result

Not Included services

Flights

All flights from/to Rome airport

Alcohol snacks and beverages
Visa fees
Train tickets

All traspostation from La Spezia to Manarola-Riomaggiore and cost about 20 euro

Hotels-Villas

After a dedicated photographic day in the field
you need to relax

Affittacamere Lunamar
Agriturismo Oria Bianca

Workshop's countdown

Count every second
until the next workshop

Disclaimer

The tour is always dependent on weather

Return policy

Cancellation:

  • 6o days from the start date of the Workshop full refund minus 300€ service fee.
  • 50 days or more: 50% refund
  • Less than 50 days: no refund

WORKSHOP INFORMATION SUMMARY

Organizer Name: George Thalassinos
Phone: +306978772231
Date: 16th May 2019 - 21st May 2019
Venue: Tuscany-Cinque Terre Photography Workshop
Cost: From 1200€