La Bella Tuscany
San Quirico d'Orcia | May 2020
When we think of Tuscany, a clear image appears in our mind: beautiful landscapes marked by green hills, full of vineyards and olive trees; roads lined with cypresses; lovely villas; as well as small towns to overflow culture and endowed with unique Roman and Etruscan heritage. And because we speak of an Italian region, we can not ignore the delicious traditional cuisine and the incredible wines, of course.
Our trip will focus more on Val d'Orcia. The region is crossed by the river Orcia, from which derives the name of the valley, and is between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto. The whole area is now a protected park and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2004. The main protagonist of the Val d 'Orcia is actually a pristine and beautiful nature with ever changing colors depending on the various seasons.
There are very few other places that impress so deeply. It is almost surreal and suspended, which also gave rise to the most valued and appreciated Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Rosso D'Orcia, and other fabulous DOCG wines.
His first serious machine was an analog Minolta, acquired in 1992, which still holds religiously. With the transition to digital the passion grew, it was systematically evolving and combining photography with his other passion, travels. With 29 countries in his curriculum, he combines his experience of traveling and photography, mastering not only the technical aspects of photography, but also the logistical aspects of travel. During his travels he absorbed several knowledge of other international photographers with whom he shared great photographic moments, namely in Iceland and Scotland, countries that he choose as dream destinations for any landscape photographer.
Since 1995, with its first SLR (an original Zenit of the former USSR) he makes photography as a hobby. In the last six years, the dedication to this passion has grown and landscape photography has become an obsession.
Since 2013, he leads workshops and shares accquired knowledge with the aim of transmitting this passion to others.
01 to 07 of May 2020
Temperatures between 3º and 20ºC.
Possibility of moments with rain and wind.
Local package: 1.250€, single suplement 250€
100€ with booking ( non refundable )
400€ until November 30
450€ + Suplement until March 30
Shared rooms 2 paxs
All local transportations, in suitable vehicle
Full-time follow-up by 2 photographic leaders
Not included, except breakfasts.
Flights to and from Italy
40€ to be paid upon registration form with our partner Focus Viagens
Until November 30: 100% refund of the reservation amount.
1 of December to March 29 : 50% refund of the amount paid.
After 1 of April : no refund.
Arrival at the international airport of Rome, from where we will leave for Tuscany. After checking in at the Hotel we will still shot the Sunset.
We will shot the sunrise in a place to choose between Podere Belvedere, Capela Di Vitalleta, farm of the gadliador, etc.
After dawn we will have a little rest. We will have lunch and visit one of the typical villages of the region, before setting out for the sunset.
Accommodation: Local hotel in chosen room type with private bathroom.
Day 2 to 6
After dawn it is time to check out and pick up connecting flights for return.
What support will I have from photographic leaders?
Be aware that the leaders are not tour guides. However, by the knowledge of the places, they will provide the historical information related that they are aware of. The main job of the leaders is the organization of the trip, the management of the times and routes so that all can be in the right place at the right time. They will be 100% of the time with the participants.
Will I have some photographic support of the leaders?
A photo trip is not like a workshop where leaders are totally focused on the participants. In this trip, the leaders will photograph side by side with the participants, and share with the group the frames, composition and settings. They will be available to help those who need it.
The program mention that the transportation are included, will I have to drive?
No. All driving is assured. You just have to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscape.
The flight is not included in the package, but can I request photo details some booking help regarding my flight?
Photo details is not a tour operator, but in our travels we have a partner who will be happy to book your flight and make you a corresponding offer. It is up to you to choose our partner or personally deal with your usual travel agent.
What do I need to bring regarding photographic equipment, and what about clothing?
With your registration and booking, before the date of travel, you will be sent a detailed program where all these issues are addressed.