Photography Holidays in Puglia

Puglia, Nicknamed Italy’s heel, in sun-baked southern Italy, offers a charming laid-back atmosphere. The photogenic land is dotted with fortified castles and whitewashed trulli, Puglia’s distinctive conical-shaped dwellings, and carpeted with a silvery sea of ancient olive groves.

It’s also an area proud of its food heritage, producing most of the country’s extra virgin olive oil and many excellent full-bodied wines. Other specialities include intensely flavoured olives, almonds, figs, orecchiette pasta, seafood risotto, fava beans and burrata, the supremely creamy cheese similar to mozzarella. You won’t go hungry between photography sessions here in Puglia! You’ll get the chance to try out some food photography, too.

Sights to savour with your photographic eye include the turquoise sea and long sandy beaches, as well as 13th-century Swabian castle, the city of Lecce’s Baroque churches, and Otranto cathedral’s amazing mosaic floor, the work of a 12th-century monk. There’s plenty of inspiration for photography, with help and advice from our resident tutor.

No Single Supplement

A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.

Small & Friendly Groups

Group sizes are between 8 and 10 guests, offering you the best experience.

Dates for 2020

DatePriceAvailability  
6 Jun - 13 Jun£1599Available Request More Info »
12 Sep - 19 Sep£1599Available Request More Info »

Dates for 2021

DatePriceAvailability  
12 Jun - 19 Jun£1599Available Request More Info »
19 Jun - 26 Jun£1599Available Request More Info »

All-Inclusive Price

Villa accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, tuition, day trips and transfers.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Tailored to cater for solo travellers. Over 80% of our guests travel solo.

Your Holiday Price of £1599 Includes:

  • Lessons with your experienced photography teacher on and off-site throughout your stay.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation with pool.
  • Visits to local towns Gallipoli, Lecce, Otranto or Santa Maria di Leuca, as per itinerary.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
  • Transport throughout stay in private minibus.
  • Group airport transfers*

* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.

Photography in Puglia - Itinerary


Day 1 (Saturday)

Arrival and group transfer to the villa.

Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Brindisi Airport and take you to the villa for welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner prepared by our local chef.

Serving Prosecco

Day 2 (Sunday)

Your first photography session

After breakfast, you will have your first photography session to ease you into the week, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you will be set a small project to complete around the villa, and you will then have the chance to chat about the results over a glass of Prosecco before dinner.

Guests at Santa Maria di Leuca

Day 3 (Monday)

Photography lesson, winery visit, and stop-offs to photograph classic Puglian views.

After breakfast, you will head to Specchia, known for its historic churches and beautiful narrow streets. You will return to the villa for a delicious lunch and then will the afternoon with your tutor to work on your technique. Return to the villa for dinner this evening, prepared by your chef.

 

Tuscany Holiday Winery Visit

Day 4 (Tuesday)

Visit Lecce, Puglia’s most splendid city, trattoria lunch, and Otranto cathedral.

After breakfast, the group will leave for a trip to Lecce – the ‘Florence of the South’, where you can photograph the town’s beautiful architecture and views. Lunch will be at a local trattoria. After lunch, we will visit Otranto situated by the sea, with the chance to visit the famous Cathedral with its beautiful medieval floor mosaic. Return to the villa for din

Puglia

Day 5 (Wednesday)

Day at the villa, with a food photography lesson.

Your lesson this morning will concentrate on photographing the food that the chef prepares for lunch, and tell the story of the meal as the ingredients come together. The afternoon is free to enjoy as you wish and dinner will be prepared for you at the villa.

Photography class inside the villa

Day 6 (Thursday)

Photography lesson followed by an outing to the port of Gallipoli.

This morning, time for another photography lesson around the villa, followed by lunch. You will then have a late afternoon visit to Gallipoli, on the Ionic sea, where you can photograph the fishing boats arriving and wander around the old town. Dinner will be at an excellent local fish restaurant.

Photography Holiday

Day 7 (Friday)

Final photography session, slideshow, and farewell dinner.

After breakfast you will have your final lesson and round-up, before the evening slideshow of the week’s best photographs! Enjoy your last afternoon relaxing before a special farewell dinner prepared by your chef.

Dinner with Guests

Day 8 (Saturday)

Group transport to the airport.

After breakfast, your transfer will collect you and return you to the airport. Arrivederci!


* Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather.

How to get there?

Direct flights from the UK to Brindisi are from London airports, with connecting flights to some regional airports. For each of our holidays, we provide a group transfer on arrival and departure to Brindisi Airport. Our team in the office are happy to advise you on our group transfer times to help with your travel arrangements – simply contact us »

Flavours Holidays Puglia Region, Villa and Airport Map

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If you might be interested in activities other than Photography, you can find out more about the Painting, Cooking and Pilates activity holidays that we offer in Puglia.

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