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Italy • Tuscany • Val D'Orcia
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Magical mists and mysteries
A typical itinerary
We arrive in San Quirico d'Orcia in time for an exploration of the town.
Shooting around San Quirico
San Quirico d'Orcia, on our doorstep, is a beautiful town dating back to Etruscan times, full of medieval and Renaissance buildings. A perfect location to get started.
The morning will be spent shooting the Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, a visually stunning Romanesque church. After lunch we explore in and around the beautiful village of Montalcino.
This is the rolling Tuscan landscape at its best, usually accentuated by the mist filling the valley floor. In the evening there's a visit to the nearby Roman spa of Bagno Vignoni with its bubbling pools.
Free day in Siena
Creative opportunities abound from the unique Piazza del Campo to the Duomo. A city is not only about its buildings – Siena allows candid people shots, perhaps at the lively weekly market.
Montepulciano is one of the classic viewpoints that epitomise this most beautiful landscape. The fortified hilltop medieval town of Montepulciano offers superb opportunities within its walls and distant views beyond.
We will use the final day to look back over our photographs and revisit our favourite locations with a fresh approach trying out some of the new techniques we have developed through the week.
We depart early for Rome airport.
Note: This is a selection of the many options available. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.
Dates and prices
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7 nights bed and breakfast in en-suite accommodation
6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Rome Fiumicino airport
Airport transfers in Italy
5 full days of tuition
Local assistant and minibus
Where we stay
Some town walking and stony paths and tracks.
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