Sample Itinerary

Tuscany Photography Workshop

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.

April–May 2014 (12 nights)

29 April TUES FIRENZE, PISA
Meet at Four Seasons Hotel
Drive to Pisa
– Piazza dei Miracoli
– Ponte di Mezzo
– Duomo
– Cathedral of St. Ranieri
– Santa Maria della Spina
– Guelph Tower (Torre Guelfa)
– Borgo Stretto
– Cittadella Nuova
– Architecture and street photography
Sunset shoot – San Giulano Terme
Overnight Locanda Sant’Agata, San Giuliano Terme

30 April WEDS LUCCA
Sunrise shoot – area around San Giulano Terme
Lucca
– Piazza dell’Anfiteatro
– Duomo di San Martino
– San Michele in Foro
– Piazza San Michele
– Torre delle Ore (The Clock Tower)
– Palazzo Pfanner
– Guinigi Tower
– San Frediano Church
Afternoon – Photo review/critique session at hotel
Overnight Locanda Sant’Agata, San Giuliano Terme

1 May THURS VOLTERRA, SAN GIMIGNANO, SIENA
Morning Volterra
Afternoon San Gimignano
Evening Siena
Sunset shoot – Siena
Overnight Hotel Villa Elda, Siena

2 May FRI TORRI, SAN GALGANO, SIENA
Sunrise shoot – Siena
Torri, tour cloisters
Afternoon drive to San Galgano
Abbey of San Galgano
– Castello di Montarrenti
Photo review session at hotel
Sunset shoot – Siena
Overnight Hotel Villa Elda, Siena

3 May SAT SIENA
Sunrise shoot – Siena
Private guided tour of Siena
All day shooting around Siena city
– Duomo
Afternoon photo review session at hotel
Sunset shoot – Siena
Overnight Hotel Villa Elda, Siena

4 May SUN VOLPAIA, RADDA, PIENZA
Morning Radda
Afternoon – Volpaia, wine and olive tour
Drive to Val d’Orcia, photograph around Crete Senese on the way
Sunset shoot around Pienza
Overnight Agriturismo Cerretto, near Pienza

5 May MON VAL D’ORCIA, PIENZA
Sunrise shoot areas around Val d’Orcia, Pienza
Morning Sant’Anna monastery
Val d’Orcia
Castelmuzio
Petroio
San Quirico
Afternoon Pienza
Sunset shoot – Val D’Orcia
Overnight Agriturismo Cerretto

6 May TUES VAL D’ORCIA, SANT’ANTIMO, MONTALCINO
Sunrise near La Foce
Morning Val d’Orcia
Abbey of Sant’Antimo
Rocca d’Orcia
Castiglione d’Orcia
Ripa d’Orcia
Afternoon Montalcino
– Wine tasting
Photo review session at hotel
Overnight Agriturismo Cerretto

7 May WEDS MONTEFOLLONICO, MONTEPULCIANO, LA FOCE
Sunrise Val d’Orcia
Morning Church of San Biagio (below Montepulciano/Montefollonico)
Montefollonico – Winery tour at Innocenti
Montepulciano
La Foce tour
BBQ dinner at Cerretto
Sunset Val D’Orcia areas
Overnight Agriturismo Cerretto

8 May THURS VAL D’ORCIA, CRETE SINESE, SINALUNGA, FIRENZE
Morning Val d’Orcia
Crete Senese
Drive to Florence
Afternoon Firenze
Sunset Florence
Overnight Hotel Orto dei Medici, Firenze

9 May FRI FIRENZE
Morning – private guided tour of Florence
Afternoon Photo review session at hotel
Overnight Hotel Orto dei Medici, Firenze

10 May SAT FIRENZE
Sunrise shoot – Fiesole
Morning Fiesole, museum
Afternoon – Photo review session at hotel
Overnight Hotel Orto dei Medici, Firenze

11 May SUN FIRENZE / DEPARTURES
Tour concludes after breakfast

Fine Art Travel Photograph: Siena Skyline by Nat Coalson

Siena Skyline

Montalcino, Italy - an old bell tower rises into the clear, blue, Tuscan sky.

Montalcino bell tower

Tuscany, Italy - a row of trees adorns a green hillside, under a dramatic sky of deep blue and white, streaky clouds.

Tuscan countryside

San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy - the famous towers of the medieval town rise high above the surrounding village. Behind, huge, billowing cumulus clouds rise into the sky.

San Gimignano

Siena, Toscana, Italia - small, private vineyards catch the midday sun, surrounded by ancient stone walls of the medieval capital of Tuscany.

Siena

Siena, Toscana, Italia - as seen looking upward from a small courtyard, the main bell tower of the medieval town of Siena rises into a blue sky dotted with white clouds.

Siena

Travel Photograph: Florence at Sunrise by Nat Coalson

View of Florence from Fiesole

Greve, Chianto Classico, Tuscany - an old stone building, set among vineyard rows, glows in the late afternoon sunlight of early spring.

Greve, Chianto Classico

Travel Photograph: Ponte Vecchio and Lone Rower by Nat Coalson

Ponte Vecchio, Florence

Travel Photograph: Val d'Orcia by Nat Coalson

Val d’Orcia

Fine Art Photograph: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (Interior) by Nat Coalson

Abbey of Sant’Antimo

Travel Photograph: Abbazia di Sant'Antimo by Nat Coalson

Abbey of Sant’Antimo

Travel Photograph: Cappella di Vitaleta by Nat Coalson

Cappella di Vitaleta

Tuscany Photographer

Tuscany Photographer

Fine Art Photograph: The Annals of Time by Nat Coalson

Siena’s State Archives

Travel Photograph: Siena Duomo Details by Nat Coalson

Siena Duomo Details

Pisa Cathedral and Leaning Tower Photograph by Nat Coalson

Pisa Cathedral and Leaning Tower