Sample Itinerary

Italy Photo Tour
Piedmont, Liguria & Cinque Terre

Note: This is an actual itinerary from a recent tour we organized and led. Your itinerary, including lodging, dining and other activities, will be custom-designed based on your specific preferences and priorities.

September 2014 (11 nights)

10 Sep WEDNESDAY – TURIN
All day – Turin city
– Architecture, street scenes, environmental portraits, abstracts
– Mole Antonelliana
– Via Roma
– Piazza Castello
– Piazza San Carlo
– Piazza Vittorio Veneto
– Po River and bridges
– Borgo Medievale (from opposite side of river)
– Parco di Villa Genero – aerial views
Overnight: Turin – Town House 70 Suite Hotel

11 Sep THURSDAY – TURIN
Sunrise shoot – Po River and bridges
Private city tour with Barbara Sapino
Afternoon – Turin city
– Parco della Pellerina
– Castello di Moncalieri
– Egyptian Museum, others? archaeology sites
– Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
– Palazzo Madama; Royal Palace
– Castello di Valentino
– Palatine Door/Towers – Piazza Cesare Augusto
– Santuario Basilica La Consolata
– Basilicá di Superga
– Quadrilatero Romano
– Aurora – Borgo Dora
Sunset shoot – Parco del Valentino
Overnight: Town House 70 Suite Hotel

12 Sep FRIDAY – TURIN / LANGHE
Depart for Monferrato
Exploration of two Monferrato hilltop villages and a splendid historic castle, with antique cellar and gardens
Sunset shoot – Langhe hill towns
Overnight: Montelupo Albese

13 Sep SATURDAY – LANGHE
Sunrise shoot Montelupo Albese
Serralunga d’Alba
Rivetto winery tour
Roddi village and castle
Overnight: Montelupo Albese

14 Sep SUNDAY – BAROLO
La Morra, Barolo area
Enzo Boglietti wine tasting
Afternoon/evening – photo review, Lightroom work etc.
Sunset shoot – Serralunga d’Alba
Overnight: Montelupo Albese

15 Sep MONDAY – MARITIME ALPS
Tende, France
Sunset shoot – Fascinating medieval hilltown immersed in the olives between the Mediterranean and the Alps, our base for next few days.
Overnight: Ligurian Alps

16 Sep TUESDAY – LIGURIAN ALPS
Sunrise shoot
Exploration of various magnificent hilltowns overlooking sea and mountain, including our home base village.
Afternoon photo review
Overnight: Ligurian Alps

17 Sep WEDNESDAY – DOLCEACQUA
We’ll explore the town of Dolceacqua, a favorite subject of Monet, together with an undiscovered village nearby.
Sunset shoot from our home village
Overnight: Ligurian Alps

18 Sep THURSDAY – LIGURIAN ALPS / CINQUE TERRE
Drive to Bonassola
– Ventimiglia
– Bordighera
Sunset shoot, Bonassola
Overnight: Bonassola – Hotel Villa Belvedere

19 Sep FRIDAY – BONASSOLA
Sunrise shoot, Bonassola
Train to Cinque Terre (south end)
– Manarola
– Riomaggiore
Sunset shoot, Riomaggiore
Overnight: Hotel Villa Belvedere

20 Sep SATURDAY – CINQUE TERRE
Train to Cinque Terre
– Monterosso al Mare
– Vernazza
Sunset shoot, Manarola
Overnight: Hotel Villa Belvedere

21 Sep SUNDAY – CINQUE TERRE
Sunrise shoot, Bonassola
Tour concludes after breakfast

Vernazza, Italy - clothes dry on a line outside the green shutters of the windows of a building in the Ligurian of Vernazza.

Vernazza, Italy

Serralunga d'Alba from Rivetto Winery

Serralunga d’Alba from Rivetto Winery

Riomaggiore, Italy - Lights reflect in the small harbor of this seaside fishing village shortly after sunset. Riomaggiore is part of the Cinque Terre, or "Five Lands", a string of popular resort villages on the northwestern coast of Italy.

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Riomaggiore, Italy - the warming rays of the setting sun illuminate the colorful buildings stacked on the cliffsides of a small harbor in the Mediterranean.

Riomaggiore

Early morning fog rises from the hills to the east of the Langhe region in Piedmont, Italy.

Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy

Pink clouds form a delicate backdrop for the pastel, picturesque village of Manarola, on the Ligurian coast of northwest Italy. Manarola is one of the Cinque Terre, or Five Lands; old towns that form a national park in this uniqe part of Italy. The breakwater is made of large marble blocks from nearby quarries.

Manarola, Cinque Terre

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Scooter and old wall in La Morra, Langhe

Still life photograph of a mezzaluna (curved chopping knife) and pomegranates resting on a cutting board, bathed by soft window light.

Still life: mezzaluna and pomegranates

Charming village in the Ligurian Alps

Ligurian Alps photograph by Nat Coalson

Ligurian Alps

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Shooting at sunset in the Monferrato