Tuscany is world famous for its stunning landscape and natural beauty. With rolling green hills, charming hill-top towns and UNESCO World Heritage sites, there is no better place to develop your photography skills. Let the beautiful scenery inspire your photography. Visit historic cities like Siena and Arrezo and wander their ancient streets and capture the medieval architecture.
Dates and Availability
At a Glance
- Villas surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves
- Day trips exploring Tuscan towns, inspiring beautiful photographs
- Visit a local winery for a private tour and tasting
- Photography sessions in the iconic Tuscan countryside
Your Holiday Price Includes
- No Single Supplement
- 5 photography sessions with our experienced tutor
- Private, en-suite accommodation in our Tuscan Villa.
- Day trips to local towns such as Siena and a visit to the Crete Senesi area of Tuscany
- All meals and wine, including 2 meals at a local restaurant.
Where you’re going to stay
Most important for photography holidays in Italy is an inspiring and breathtaking location. The venue for our photography holidays in Tuscany is situated in the countryside on a private estate. We have carefully chosen this area famous for its breathtaking natural scenery, to provide the perfect place for creative inspiration. On our photography holidays in Tuscany, you can relax at the venue when not taking photos, and enjoy the wonderful gardens and swimming pool. All bedrooms are ensuite and decorated in a contemporary style. See more of your photography venue in our photo gallery.
Photography Holiday in Tuscany- Itinerary
Day 1 (Saturday)
Arrival and Private Transfer
Private transfer to our Tuscan villa from Pisa Airport, followed by welcome drinks, an introductory talk from our tutor and then dinner cooked by a local chef.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Your first photography session
Your first photography session with Matt, to ease you in to the week, followed by lunch. After lunch, you will be set a small project to complete around the villa, and you will chat about the results over a glass of Prosecco, before dinner.
Day 3 (Monday)
Trip to local winery for private tour and tasting
Second photography lesson this morning, after breakfast, and then lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit a local winery for a private wine tasting and an opportunity to photograph the barrels, casks and equipment used to make the wine. You’ll then return to the Villa, where dinner will be prepared by the chef.
Day 4 (Tuesday)
Third photography session and relaxing afternoon
Your third lesson 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.
Day 5 (Wednesday)
A trip to Siena for Market Day
You’ll head to Siena for Market Day, where you will find lots of marvelous opportunities for interesting photographs. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Siena, followed by a photography assignment in the city, before heading back to the villa for dinner.
Day 6 (Thursday)
An afternoon in the stunning Tuscan countryside
Another lesson at the villa, followed by lunch. The afternoon will be spent visiting the Crete Senesi region of Tuscany, where you will have the chance to capture your own Tuscan picture postcard shot – rolling hills, cypress trees and beautiful villas.
Day 7 (Friday)
Final photography session 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.
Day 8 (Saturday)
Private transport to the airport.
After breakfast your transfer will collect you and return you to the airport.
Get inspired in Tuscany
The venue for our photography holidays in Tuscany is situated in wonderful gardens with a swimming pool surrounded by rich, relaxing and evocative natural scenery. Ancient Olive groves and green meadows make for an ambient mix of shadows and quiet places: the perfect place to relax and inspire the body and mind as well as the creative juices! Would you like to find out more?
What type of camera do I need?
Whilst you will be able to follow the lessons with any camera you have, to get the very best out of your week we would recommend a Digital SLR (DSLR) with interchangeable lenses. This will give you more scope for creativity and better control over your photographs. Nearer the time you will be given a full checklist of what to bring (memory cards, batteries, hard drives etc)