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Photography holiday in Tuscany, Italy

Italy • Tuscany • Val D’Orcia

Wheatfields and mist in the Val d'OrciaClouds and shadows in the Val d'OrciaFarmhouse in the mistWild flowers and farmhouseMisty morning - the Val d'OrciaSunset over TuscanyTuscan hills and farmhouseVal d'Orcia VineyardsSwimming in poolView from the hotel, San Quirico, Val d'OrciaView from the tower, San GimignanoRolling hills of the Val d'OrciaDancers in town squareLove outside the bank, San Gimignano
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Shooting around Siena and San Quirico
A week of photographing a mixture of classical Tuscan landscapes, street photography in Siena and other inspiration to be found in the medieval hilltop towns around Val d’Orcia. With such rich variety, it's a feast for the eyes and the camera. Photograph Romanesque architecture, rolling Tuscan hills dotted with cypress trees, a lively weekly market in the city square in Siena and classic hilltop viewpoints of Montepulciano – wine country.

A typical itinerary

Arrival day

We arrive in San Quirico d'Orcia in time for an exploration of the town. We return to the hotel for an aperitif before a delicious supper.

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.

Visual revelry

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.

Bagno Vignoni

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. This fortified hilltop medieval town offers superb opportunities within its walls and distant views beyond.

San Quirico

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.

Departure day

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
We don’t have any planned dates for this location for 2016, but if you would like to be kept updated, why not register your interest now! Alternatively, have you considered one of our other fabulous locations?
If you would like to travel as a private group, dates can be arranged at any time to suit you. Please contact us.
What's included
5 full days of photography tuition with a professional tutor
7 nights bed and breakfast in en-suite accommodation
5 lunches and 6 dinners with wine
Personal welcome at Rome Fiumicino airport
All transport and transfers within Italy
Full time tour manager
Wine tasting
Where we stay
Getting there
Some town walking and stony paths and tracks.

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