Tuscany photo tour

Known for its picturesque rolling hills, Tuscany offers endless opportunities for capturing stunning images. With its charming countryside and stunning architecture, you can capture breathtaking shots of vineyards, cypress trees, and famous Tuscany villas in the heart of Val d’Orcia. If you are passionate about landscape and travel photography, our Tuscany photography tour is a must. Let’s turn it into an unforgettable experience!

Cypress Alley in Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Photo Tour Details

Dates

April 14-19, 2024

price

3 995 EUR

group size

4-8

Fitness level

Easy

Photography level

Intermediate

Tour Type

Classic

Tuscany Photo Tour Overview

Are you ready to embark on a spectacular journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Tuscany? Join us on an unforgettable photography tour that will allow you to capture the essence and beauty of this incredible region.

Imagine standing atop a hill overlooking the rolling hills, vineyards, and famous villas wrapped in ethereal fog or wandering through the narrow streets of ancient Tuscan towns like Pitigliano or San Quirico d’Orcia. Each moment will be a treasure waiting to be captured through your lens. And let’s remember Florence, the artistic heart of Tuscany. From the iconic Duomo to the stunning Ponte Vecchio, Florence will provide endless inspiration for your photography.

We will focus on landscape and travel photography. Your photography guides will ensure you are at the right spot at the right time and will help you take the most incredible photos at each shooting location so that you will be proud of yourself.

We set the base for the whole trip (except for the last night) in the picturesque town of Pienza, known for its stunning Renaissance architecture and charming streets. From there, we will take short trips to sunrise and sunset locations around us. In midday, you’ll enjoy an exciting program, rest, and improve your photo editing skills.

We’ll spend the last night in the captivating city of Florence, where we can soak up its atmosphere and capture gorgeous cityscape images dominated by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and other exemplary architectural gems.

Tuscany is a well-known region for wine production. We will do a winery tour in one of the most beautiful estates in the country. We’ll enjoy a private tour for our group to avoid many tourists visiting simultaneously. We’ll see how wine is produced and stored. A fine lunch with wine tasting will close this pleasant experience.

So, if you have a passion for landscape photography and a desire to immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany, don’t miss this incredible opportunity. Join us on our Tuscany photography tour and let the magic of this region inspire you.

Tuscany Photo Tour Highlights

We will regularly take advantage of soft light and shoot at sunrise and sunset. In addition to that, we have an interesting photographic program in place for the mid-day. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to make your images pop during our post-processing sessions.

Consider extending your photographic adventure with us and join the connecting Pisa & Cinque Terre photo tour.

Photos from Tuscany

Almost all images on this page are from Leonardo Papèra and cannot be used without his explicit permission.

Why Choose Our Tuscany Photo Tour?

Relax and enjoy hassle-free travel

Shoot stunning photos at iconic locations

Learn photo editing like a pro

Improve your skills

Tuscany Photo Tour Price

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Cancellation Policy

If you decide to cancel:

An additional cancellation fee of 150 EUR applies to cover the payment fees and our service fee.

Tuscany Photo Tour Itinerary

You meet your guides at Florence airport at 10:30 AM on 14th April 14. After meeting with all the participants at the Florence airport, we’ll embark on a scenic drive towards Pienza. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to soak in the beautiful countryside views of Val d’Orcia. Once we arrive in Pienza, a small idyllic town, we’ll check into our hotel and take a moment to relax and settle in. This midday break will allow you to recharge and prepare for the exciting adventures ahead.

We’ll gather for an early dinner before venturing out for our first photography session. As the sun starts to descend, we’ll go to the enchanting Cipressi di San Quirico d’Orcia, a location renowned for its photogenic charm. With the rolling hills bathed in the warm hues of the setting sun, you’ll have the opportunity to capture stunning compositions featuring lonely cypress trees, picturesque countryside roads, and breathtaking landscapes illuminated by the last light of the day. This sunset shoot promises to be a memorable experience that showcases the beauty of Tuscany’s natural scenery.

Our second day starts early. We’ll begin our second shooting session with an unforgettable sunrise session at the iconic Podere Belvedere, one of the most famous villas in the entire region. Arriving before dawn, we’ll witness the magical transformation of the landscape as the sun’s rays gradually illuminate the surroundings. Our main subject will be a photogenic villa set against the backdrop of the picturesque valley. However, you’ll also have the opportunity to capture various other subjects in the area. This sunrise shoot promises to offer breathtaking views and an incredible start to the day.

After our early morning session, we’ll return to the hotel for a well-deserved breakfast. You’ll have a chance to refuel and recharge before we embark on the next part of our day. Take this time to relax and rejuvenate, or if you’re feeling energized, feel free to explore the charming town of Pienza, which is conveniently located just a short walk away. Immerse yourself in its beauty and capture the essence of this lovely Tuscan gem.

Later in the morning, we’ll explore another hilltop town of Montepulciano and wander around its alleys with our cameras. Following a delicious lunch in Montepulciano, we’ll return to Pienza for some free time and editing. You’ll have the opportunity to work on your photographs from the previous sessions with guidance and support from our team.

We’ll gather for an early dinner in the late afternoon, ensuring we’re well-prepared for our sunset session. This time, we’ll visit the world-famous Podere Baccoleno, a place everyone loves. With its winding road adorned by cypress trees leading to a captivating house in the distance, this location offers classic and timeless photographic opportunities. Prepare to capture the beauty of the Tuscan landscape as the sun sets, casting a warm glow on the surroundings.

Day 3 starts with an early sunrise session at Poggio Covili, a stunning country house adorned with a captivating straight line of cypress trees. From various perspectives and points of view, you’ll have the opportunity to capture incredible compositions of this picturesque location. As the sun rises, the soft light will accentuate the beauty of the surroundings, allowing you to create memorable photographs.

After returning to the hotel, we’ll gather for a delicious breakfast to fuel up for the day. Following breakfast, you’ll have some free time to relax and unwind. You can stroll through the charming town center of Pienza, steps away from our hotel. Immerse yourself in the delightful atmosphere, explore the quaint streets, and discover hidden photographic gems.

Our afternoon begins with a visit to Castello Banfi, one of the world’s finest wineries. Along the way, you’ll have opportunities to capture photographs of the picturesque landscape. You’ll enjoy a tour of the facilities at the winery, witnessing the winemaking process firsthand. The experience culminates in a delightful wine-tasting session and a satisfying lunch. Indulge your taste buds and capture the essence of the winery’s charm through your lens.

Following our return to Pienza, we’ll have some free time for editing and refining our images from the previous sessions. We’ll gather for an early dinner in the late afternoon, ensuring we’re nourished and ready for the upcoming sunset session.

At this late afternoon shooting session, we’ll visit the famous “Villa Gladiatore,” one of the locations where the popular film was shot. Prepare to be transported back in time as you capture the atmosphere and grandeur of this historical setting from various perspectives. Remember that reaching the location involves a pleasant 10-minute walk, with a slight downhill and uphill stretch.

Day 4 begins with another early wake-up call for a picturesque sunrise session. We will greet the sun at the lovely Vitaleta Chapel. From our carefully chosen vantage point, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the first rays of the day at the iconic view of the chapel, surrounded by the serene countryside. In addition to the chapel, you’ll find other captivating subjects such as solitary trees, isolated country houses on the hills, and the unique features typical of the area. This sunrise shoot promises to offer a variety of compositions and the chance to capture the essence of the Tuscan landscape in the early morning light.

After returning to the hotel, we’ll gather for a delicious breakfast, replenishing our energy for the day’s activities. Following breakfast, take some time to relax and unwind at the hotel. If you’re feeling up to it, venture out and explore the picturesque streets of Pienza, immersing yourself in the beauty of this charming town.

Our morning takes us to the capital of the region, Siena. Known for its stunning architecture and buildings, this bustling city offers many photographic opportunities. From the magnificent cathedral to the captivating streets, you’ll have ample chances to capture the essence of Siena’s charm. After exploring and photographing the city, we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch before returning to Pienza.

Once we return to Pienza, you’ll have some free time to relax, edit your images, or explore the town at your own pace. As the day progresses, we’ll gather for an early dinner, preparing for the upcoming sunset session.

In the late afternoon, we’ll embark on a slightly longer drive to our sunset shooting location and visit the tufa rock town of Pitigliano. This village, situated on a hill and primarily built on tuff, offers a unique and distinctive atmosphere. As twilight approaches, the city lights come alive, creating a mesmerizing spectacle during the blue hour. Capture the beauty of Pitigliano, with its enchanting architecture and the warm glow of the evening sky, in a memorable sunset session.

On our final full day, we’ll embark on one last sunrise adventure in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany. Depending on the weather conditions, we may return to one of the previously visited locations to capture the landscapes under different lighting and atmospheric conditions. Alternatively, we may explore and capture new locations that offer unique perspectives and photographic opportunities. Regardless of the chosen location, this sunrise shoot promises to be a memorable and fitting finale to our tour, allowing you to capture the essence of Tuscany’s natural beauty.

After returning to the hotel, we’ll gather for a delicious breakfast, savoring the flavors and fueling up for the day. Following breakfast, you’ll have some free time to relax and unwind. Take this opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey you’ve experienced, or explore the hotel’s surrounding areas and capture any final shots that inspire you.

We’ll pack our bags and leave for our drive to Florence, the magnificent city that serves as the perfect conclusion to our tour. Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy a leisurely lunch in Florence, savoring the delectable cuisine of the region.

Afterward, we’ll check into our rooms, giving you time to relax and prepare for the evening’s photography session. As the day progresses, we’ll gather for an early dinner, ensuring that we’re nourished and ready to capture the magic of the sunset.

For our final session, we’ll head to the iconic Piazzale Michelangelo, a square that offers a panoramic view of Florence, including the majestic Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral. From this vantage point, you’ll have the opportunity to capture the beauty of Florence as the sun sets, casting a warm glow over the city. This sunset session at Piazzale Michelangelo promises to be a truly memorable experience and the perfect conclusion to our photography tour.

We’ll wrap the tour up after breakfast, and those who want to extend their stay can join the connecting Pisa & Cinque Terre photo tour. We will take you to Florence Airport and drop you off at 9:30 AM.

As with photography workshops, the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather.

Post-processing Sessions in Adobe Lightroom

We will also run post-processing sessions in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC to provide another benefit from this photo tour. We will work on your pictures and show you how to unlock their full potential.

Jan will take you on a journey from unattractive and flat photos to vibrant, appealing, professional-looking pictures that will sell well.

In a short time, you’ll understand why editing your photos is important and how to do it efficiently.

For post-processing sessions, we’ll use the time for rest and do it in small groups of two participants.

Upon request, we can also discuss various topics such as digital asset management, backup workflow, or anything else that interests you.

Essential Information

Tuscany Photo Tour Leaders

Jan Miřacký

Jan is an award-winning photographer based in the Czech Republic, where he leads local landscape and travel photography workshops. His work has been published in magazines such as National Geographic Traveller or Viajes National Geographic. Jan’s instruction on multi-day tours focuses on training each participant to see hidden compositions. Jan’s goal is to ensure each participant comes to understand composition and exposure, yielding more desirable results.

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Leonardo Papèra

Leonardo is a landscape photographer from Tuscany, Italy, and has been in the sector for almost a decade. He won prizes in several international nature photography contests, such as the GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the Montphoto Awards, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year, the Memorial Maria Luisa, etc. What he aims to do every time he’s on the field is to exploit the knowledge he learned over the years and the conditions that Mother Nature will grace him to convey emotions, narrate a story and achieve a fascinating, natural visual result in all his pictures.

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Final Notes

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, non-photographers are also welcome. The tour price for non-photographers is the same as for photographers.

A photo tour usually refers to a trip where leaders bring participants to the usual shooting locations and let them be without much help. In a workshop, leaders work more closely with participants and actively help them to take stunning images. Even though this event is called a photo tour, in its nature, it’s more of a workshop. Your leaders will work with you and help you craft good images, but they will also shoot themselves.

We’ll check the weather and optimize the program for the best shooting conditions. A knowledgeable local photography guide knows the area well and will help us find the right place to shoot if the weather turns bad.

Are our photo tours a good fit for you?

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