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Tuscan Glow Photo Tour 2019
Join Rod Thomas on this photo tour to Tuscany, Italy. One of the most breath-taking regions filled with romantic landscapes of rolling hills and cultural heritage.
Found in the heart of Italy, things here have changed little since the 10th century BC, when the region was inhabited by the Etruscans, and whose descendants are found in almost all of the villages in this region.
On this tour, we will chase the best light and capture the magic of this serene atmosphere, with its cultivated fields, flocks of resting animals, and rural life, or of the ancient medieval villages perched on the hilltops. In these places, the traveler is projected back in time and is immersed in the past that is rich with history and tradition.
Anyone visiting Tuscany for the first time, especially the countryside, will be impressed to see how centuries of human intervention have respected and worked with the environment, beautifying the rolling hills with tree-lined avenues of cypress trees, planting vineyards and silvery olive groves, and building quiet and harmonious villages and towns.
It can be said that Tuscany encompasses all of the many unique qualities of Italy, with its beautiful countryside, with its extraordinary cities such as Florence, visited by 10 million tourists each year, Siena with its famous annual horse racing, Pisa with its famous tower, or Lucca with its magnificent city walls, and with its countless other picturesque towns, such as San Gimignano, Montalcino, Pienza, and Cortona.
Food, have we mentioned food. This area is home to some of the best cuisine in all of Italy. Famous for its truffles, mushrooms, cheeses, wines, and oils. We will not only be sampling the best this region has to offer as far as landscapes go, but we will be giving your taste buds something they will remember for years to come.
24 May – 31 May 2020
Join Rod Thomas and
experience the romance
of Tuscan life
Capture the essence of Italian life.. explore the romance of Tuscan culture and the beautiful afternoon glow that drenches every inch of this stunning landscape
Don’t miss a shot
Be in the right place
at the right time
As part of a small group, under the guidance of 1 passionate and experienced mentor, you are assured of being in the right place at the right time, to capture the multitude of sights and scenes you will encounter.
- A DSLR Camera with lens/lenses
- Spare batteries, there will be a long days with plenty of shooting.
- A sturdy tripod.
- Remote shutter release.
- Filters if you have them (Polarizer/Graduated/Neutral Density).
- Good walking shoes.
- Wet weather gear & a compact umbrella (rain will not hold us back).
- Your creative brains.
- The average temperature in Tuscany during May is 23 degrees with a low of 12 degrees.
- Light breathable clothing is best.
- Good supportive boots. Waterproof would be best.
- Tuscan Landscapes
- Stunning Cathedrals
- Cultural heritage
Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be
provided each day.
Pisa or Florence Airport
Place 50% secure deposit
Day 1 – Arrive in Italy
Guests will make their own way to either Florence or Pisa Airports ( TBA ) where we will meet you with our two local Italian guides before marking our way to our accommodation for the next three nights. A welcome dinner will be held later tonight in one of our favourite restaurants.
Day 2 – Pisa
We will start today in Pisa taking pictures of the world famous “ Leaning Tower “ and the Cattedrale Di Pisa. Late afternoon sees us move to Livorno for a sunset shoot at Boccale Castle. Dinner is in a local restaurant in Livorno before heading back to our motel in Pisa.
Day 3 – Lucca City and Florence
After breakfast, we will make our way to Lucca… a great place for street photography, monuments, and architecture. We will spend most of the morning exploring here before making our way to Florence in the afternoon where we will spend the rest of the day. After dining in Florence we make our way back to Pisa for our last night before moving to Siena.
Day 4 – Pisa – Siena
Breakfast and check out. After checking out, we make our way to Siena – our home for the next 4 nights. This afternoon we will explore the city and photograph the local streets and some truly stunning cathedrals.
Day 5, 6, 7 – Siena
Days will generally start early with sunrise in either Crete Sensei or Val d’Orcia before returning back to the motel for breakfast. During the days here we will visit typical locations of the Tuscan Hills like Dan Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza, Monteriggioni, and San Glagano and our sunset locations will vary. Lunch and dinners here will be at beautiful local restaurants.
On day 6 we will visit a local winery, where we will explore their cellars, how they produce their wines and also wine and local oil tastings included. There is the option to purchase wines and local oils to take home with you.
**An on-site cooking lesson can be arranged learning the secrets of Tuscan food. All of the items made here will form part of lunch in the winery kitchen. This is an optional experience and will only go ahead given sufficient interest. The cost will be determined on the number of people interested in participating.
Day 8 – Departure
Our last sunrise. Breakfast together before making our way towards the airport for afternoon departures.
Included in the Tuscan Glow Photo Tour 2020 cost:
Services of 1 professional photographic tour leader, photographic tuition and workshops (suitable for any levels or ability). Internal travel and transfers. Minimum 4-star accommodation with private bathrooms on twin share / double basis. All meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Not Included in the Tuscan Glow Photo Tour 2020 cost:
International airfares, visas, extra drinks & alcohol, laundry, travel Insurance (compulsory), items of a personal nature.
*Tour itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of Fotoworkshops. Please read our Terms & Conditions for more information.
Why choose our Landscape Photography Tours?
Imagine combining a dream holiday with your passion for photography. You will explore secret locations and gain new expertise in one of the greatest art forms ever created. With Fotoworkshops, you will be personally mentored by some of the most highly regarded professionals in the industry. A truly immersive experience that is sure to check off on the bucket list. Our itineraries and experience in handpicked locations will ensure you never miss an opportunity, you can capture everything from breath-taking waterfalls, wild bears, quiet and serene sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, diverse and wonderful local people, streetscapes and ancient cultures – the list is endless.
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All of our Photo Tours require a moderate level of fitness. There are no major walks but where possible we would like our guests to be able to walk for about an hour if needed. Check with your tour guide before leaving and we can give you a better idea of any special fitness requirements you may need to complete the Tour.
Private Guided Tours
If groups are not for you and you would prefer to travel by yourself or with a group of friends and family then we can accommodate your needs by customizing a Photography Tour to suit your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests.
We also offer private one or two day photo tours and workshops in many of our locations. Please or email us for rates and information.
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How To Book
Once you place your deposit through our secure booking platform your place will be reserved instantly. The team will then be in contact with you to provide you will all the information you will require and confirm your trip details. If you would prefer to make your booking with the team directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org