Let this seductive corner of the world get a hold of you and not let go.
O, Tuscany - just hearing the word itself makes one sigh. The time here has slowed down so you could explore the beauty of its marvelous panoramas; the gentle rolling hills dotted with hamlets just lie in the open, waiting for you to capture the essence of this rural life in perfect harmony with the land.
Val d’Orcia will give your more than enough to see, drink and eat during our six-day tour. So pack your gear and be prepared to take in some spectacular views of the rousing Tuscan landscapes, indulge in delicious food, wine, and feel the living history all around. Put bluntly - this place is the real postcard material, and you’ll be taking the pictures.
Soaking in the idyllic beauty of Tuscany
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Explore the untouched Tuscan landscapes with the real adventures
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up to 10 attendees
no serious hiking involved
Included in the price
- Professional photography instructor
who will guide you through the area, show you the best photo locations of the Tuscany photo tour and lead you throughout the whole workflow of landscape photography (choosing the right gear, scene selection, composition, post production).
- 5 nights of accommodation
including airport pick-up / drop-off
breakfast, lunch, dinner
- In-field water and snacks
Excluded from the price
- Flight tickets
to and from Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR)
- Travel insurance
please note that travel insurance is compulsory
- Alcoholic beverages
you know, when in Italy, do as Italians do :-)
- Additional snacks & meals
- Any visa fees
We want you to make the best of the tour, so we suggest that you bring the following:
- Digital Camera
i.e. DSLR or mirrorless camera
- Good tripod
stable and sturdy is a MUST
- Cable release
not necessary but recommended
- Lenses (unless built-in)
- Wide angle lenses
will also do
- Telephoto lenses
perfect for this area; at least 200mm focal length, anything “longer” than that will give you more options and flexibility on the visited locations
- Circular polarizing filter
- Rain boots (wellingtons)
not absolutely necessary but recommended
- Warm and waterproof gear
make sure you pack up some. It can get freezing cold, especially in the mornings.
- Two pairs of shoes
Recommended as walking in wet fields can make your shoe weight get multiple, so bring at least two pairs to survive the wet and muddy conditions. Keeping the second pair in the car will help you keep your feet warm and dry.
Set just 100 m from Pienza’s cathedral, Relais Il Chiostro Di Pienza historic hotel has well-kept gardens and a panoramic terrace offering lovely views of the Tuscan countryside.
What could be better than a refreshing dip in Chiostro di Pienza’s outdoor pool after an afternoon exploring the old churches and monuments nearby?
Hotel rooms feature views of the old town, the Val d’Orcia countryside or the old convent itself. All come with tea and coffee-making facilities, minibars and satellite TV and some feature original ceiling frescoes.
La Terrazza del Chiostro, the Relais’s restaurant, serves Tuscan and Italian dishes out on the terrace. Take in the panoramic views while enjoying your meal.
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