Tuscany Ladies Photo Workshop and Tour
September 28 @ 12:00 pm - October 5 @ 12:00 pm$1897.50 – $3995.00
Tuscany Ladies Workshop/Photo Tour
September 29- October 5, 2019
Have you ever fantasized about traveling the Tuscan countryside with your camera with someone who knows exactly where to go and which camera settings to use to make amazing photographs?
Join us for an 8 day/7 night guided tour and photography workshop through the vineyards and iconic villages of Tuscany. Join Peggy Farren and our local Italian guide, Stefano Caporali, for a week of photography and fun in Tuscany! Stefano is an active photographer and instructor who lives right in the area so knows the best photo spots, as well as the people, best places to eat and stay! Stefano was Peggy’s amazing guide the last time she was in Tuscany. Check out Stefano’s 500px site: https://500px.com/stefanocapor
Please note this trip is limited to only seven participants so register early!
We want this photo trip to be a mind blowing experience for you! You will be taken to amazing spots at the best light. Peggy and Stefano will give lessons and suggestions along the way. We’ll have formal editing lessons so not only will you take amazing photographs, you’ll process them for even more impact!
The photography will be amazing, and we are also adding some fun, Italian things to do. We are still working on the details but you know food and wine will be involved!
We are staying at an adorable “agriturismo”, an ancient farmhouse restored and made into an inn. Check it out here: http://www.palazzoconti.eu/
Each participant will have her own bedroom but will probably share an apartment.
DAY ONE: 28 Sept
After settling in to our Villa, we’ll head out to photograph the sunset in Val d’Orcia. We’ll head to our favorite photography spots, including the road showcased in the movie Gladiator.
Dinner at La Chiocciola restaurant in Pienza, featuring typical Tuscan food and, of course, wine!
DAY TWO: 29 Sept
Sunrise shooting in Val d’Orcia. A visit to Castiglione d’Orcia (Unesco Site), a beautiful, quaint village at a top of a hill, far from the tourist route. From there we see the whole Orcia valley.
Back home to review photos and for some editing lessons followed by lunch in San Quirico d’Orcia. We’ll spend the afternoon and evening shooting in the countryside before heading to our sunset location.
DAY THREE: 30 Sept
Sunrise shooting at Belvedere house, the most famous Tuscan landscape spot, before heading back for breakfast.
Then we’ll visit and photograph Bagno Vignoni (it takes 20-30 mins).
From there we’ll go to Sorano, the Etruscan Village, with opportunities to shoot the quaint alleys, stone walls of the houses and so on. It is one of my favorite villages. Not so tourist-driven, but one of the best Tuscan villages for photos.
We’ll go to Pitigliano, another fabulous village, for lunch and more photography.
Then we’ll go back to Val d’Orcia for another sunset shooting.
DAY FOUR: 1ST OCT
We’ll start the day at sunrise shooting at Crete Senesi, and have breakfast on the road.
Then we’ll go to San Gimignano, planning to get there before the tourist wave starts. We’ll be able to shoot both inside and outside the village. This is in the Chianti area with many vineyards surrounding the village.
Lunch will be at the farm Poggio Alloro, authentic homegrown produce, meat and homemade pasta. There is a beautiful terrace from where we can see the skyline of San Gimignano (on a clear day).
After lunch we’ll go to either Volterra, or Colle Val d’Elsa, another Etruscan village.
Followed by sunset shooting around Volterra or Crete Senesi and end the day with Pizza!
DAY FIVE: 2 OCT
Val d’Orcia sunrise at Cipressi di Torrenieri.
Go back home for breakfast, review photos and have editing lessons.
Lunch will be there also, perhaps with cooking lessons. Take a rest in the afternoon or cooking lesson.
We’ll shoot Val d’Orcia at sunset, have dinner, and go to Vitaleta Chapel for night shooting (weather permitting).
DAY SIX: 3 OCT
Sunrise shooting at Crete Senesi, breakfast on the way, then we go to the Chianti area. Here we’ll see beautiful and quaint villages surrounded by vineyards.
Lunch at Verrazzano Castle.
Sunset on the way back at Crete Senesi.
DAY 7: 4 OCT
Sunrise shooting in Val d’Orcia.
Breakfast at home, followed by a visit to Pienza and Monticchiello.
We’ll have lunch at Fattoria (farm) Pulcino, another delicious and authentic Italian eatery!!
After lunch we’ll visit Montepulciano and then go back to Val d’Orcia for more sunset shooting.
Dinner around Pienza.
DAY 8: 5 OCT
One last sunrise shooting – at the Gladiator road spot, revisiting our first location, because it’s worth it to see both sunrise and sunset!
Back for breakfast and check out.
Please note the agenda is subject to change.
We need a minimum of five attendees to make this happen so please register as soon as you can.
Early registration price $3795 through March 30, 2019
Regular price $3995
Double occupancy – single bedrooms but shared apartments
Accommodations for seven nights
Breakfast, lunches and three dinners
Entry fees if applicable
Transportation from the Rome airport (See the fine print below)**
Transportation during the photo workshop
Photography and Photoshop lessons
What’s not included:
**Transportation is included as long as everyone is ready to leave Rome within two hours of each other. If one or two people cannot get a flight at a similar time, you will be responsible for your own transportation to our inn in Tuscany.
Please do not make plane reservations until we give you the go ahead.
To register call or email Peggy Farren at [email protected] or (239) 263-7001
As this trip is nonrefundable (unless canceled), we highly recommend travel insurance.
We will send out information about what lenses and gear to bring. This might be the time to invest in a good tripod. Just keep in mind the weight, since you’ll have to carry your own gear.