Tuscany - Itinerary
Tuscany in Spring/Autumn Photo Travel Tour (6 Nights)
Tuscany in the spring & Autumn are my favourite times to visit, it is truly one of the most exciting cities in the world to explore and photograph. This Landscape & Travel Photography Tour gives you the opportunities to learn all the inside tips and tricks you need to know on how to capture amazing Landscape, people images, architecture and amazing nightscape as we explore the iconic countryside of Tuscany.
Plan on spending the evening in Florence or alternatively Siena if you are not already with us on the DOLOMITES OR VENICE PHOTO TOUR depending on the seasons. This will allow you time to get some rest before the tour begins and also ensure that we can leave on time for the start of our Tuscany Photo Tour.
If you are continuing the journey with us directly after the Dolomites or Venice Photo Tour, we'll meet at Venice Train Station in the morning and travel together to Florence, where our personal driver & local guide will be awaiting our arrival to take us down to Tuscany
Our Tuscany Photo Tour group meets in Florence Train Station at 1pm for departure to Tuscany via our second pick up point in Siena. It is roughly a 90 minutes journey between Florence and our accommodation in Tuscany. After checking into our hotel, we will have an orientation meeting to get to know each other and go over the agenda and final tour itinerary for the next 6 days. Martial will give you a short tutorial on how to set your camera to take the perfect short every time and how to use of your histogram before heading out to explore the area and capture our first sunset at a location nearby.
Due to prices structure, exchange rate and room availability, we don’t always stay in the same hotel, however we always stay central. Address will be confirm in due time.
DAY 2 - 6
We’ll have 5 full days to explore the magical Val d’ Orcia region and beyond with our own vehicle and private driver/ local guide. The destinations we will visit include the medieval towns of Montepulciano, Montalcino. Montichiello, Castiglione d’ Ocia, San Quirico d’ Ocia and explore some of the iconic rolling hills and Terrapille farmhouse in the area; this is some of the most iconic landscape in Tuscany and scene featuring in move like Gladiator with one of our own, Aussie actor Russell Crowe.
On some mornings, you will have the option to rise early to capture the breathtaking Tuscan countryside in the early morning light, during the blue hour and at sunrise, with the morning mist rising in the valley before enjoying breakfast back at our accommodation. Or you can enjoy the comfort of your bed for an extra couple of hour – your choice!
All our selected accommodations offer a healthy and wonderful buffet breakfast. Daily after breakfast, Sam Letizia, our local guide & private driver, will take us to specially selected photography locations to capture and explore some of the region most charming and remote sites, including medieval towns, a day in the vineyards, private wine tasting and a couple of star gazing evenings, under the guidance of Martial Fatton, your professional landscape photographer and tutor/ guide.
In addition to eating authentic Tuscan cuisine in a variety of small local restaurants in the evening, we’ll enjoy some light delightful lunches in villages that we’ll explore each day, enjoying fresh local Tuscan produce while taking time to pause and relax on a small terrace under the Tuscan sun.
In the evening, when all the tourists have gone back to Florence or continued on to Rome, we’ll enjoy the peacefulness and tranquility of the smaller charming country towns, enjoying a cheeky glass a limoncello or some local grappa on a terrace. We like to think of ourselves as travellers and explorers rather than tourists, and our approach to our photography tours reflects our ‘go slow, get down & get close’ small group travel philosophy. By spending 5 nights based in one location, we are able to experience the daily rhythms of life in a small Tuscan town.
Our Tuscany Photo Tour group will depart after breakfast with a stop at Siena Train Station or Florence for those not continuing with us on the Cinque Terre Photo Tour and leaving us today, where you can catch a connection to Florence (app. 1.5hrs) or Rome (app. 3hrs).
Tuscany in Spring is a must do, the countryside is in full bloom, sprinkled with shades of greens and foggy mornings!
September has a warmer and more peaceful end of summer feel, but equally as nice and romantic.
A perfect add-on before your TUSCANY PHOTO TOUR is our ITALIAN DOLOMITES OR VENICE PHOTO TOUR or following straight after our TUSCANY TOUR join us on our CINQUE TERRE PHOTO TOUR extension.
* This is a sample itinerary, our itineraries are subject to change depending on weather and other circumstance beyond our control. Changes in the itinerary are always made to provide our guests the best possible experience, in a secure and professional way.