Our Italy Photo Tour is a perfect opportunity to combine your passion for landscape, architecture and travel photography. During nine days, we will be focusing on some of the most famous and scenic locations all around Italy, such as Tuscany, Cinque Terre National Park, and Florence, guided by the photographers Ivan Ferrero and Sergio Lanza.
We’ll begin our trip visiting the amazing Tuscany countryside, which will be on its best moment, all covered on a green beautiful blanket. Spring is Tuscany is simply glorious, and we’ll benefit from our visit in this time of the year, getting excellent images of the beautiful Tuscan sceneries. We will do our best in search of the best possible lights, so we’ll be having sunrise and sunset sessions each of the days of our stay. If lucky, we can enjoy some of the magical mists that often appears in the area.
During our stay in Tuscany, we are going to visit some of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany, including Pienza, San Quirico d’Orcia, Montalcino or Montepulciano. We’ll get lost also in its many roads and paths, in search for those wonderful views with cypresses, villes and hills.
The other main area of the trip is the world famous Cinque Terre National Park, in Luguria, by the Mediterraneand Sea. This area is home to 5 picturesque villages, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso al Mare. These villages are a jewel for photography, and we will get the best from them during the days we will stay in the park. Again, we will focus on the best moments of light, both sunset and sunrise, as well as the time before and after them. Dusk will be a special time to get those incredible blue hour shots from places as Manarola and Vernazza, while we enjoy some unforgettable time.
This Italy Photo Tour will also get us to the incredible Florence, one of the most incredible cities in Italy and the whole Europe. This Renaissance treasure will bring us countless photo opportunities, and we’ll be capturing its most impressive monuments, buildings and streets. Again, our sunrise and sunset sessions will be the most amazing moments in the city, when we will look for the best possible lights, so you can get back home with dozens of fantastic images.
Each of the days of this trip, we’ll be enjoying more than 12 hours of photography out in the field, if weather allows us. But, apart from this, we will be having at least one post processing session, in which we will see how to process some of the images that we took during our trip. To sum up, we are brining you an extraordinary opportunity to learn, enjoy and practice photography in one of the most beautiful areas in Europe.
This is a trip recommended for all photography levels and experience, from beginners to professionals. The tour is also open to spouses who don’t practice photography, so if you are thinking about joining us and traveling with your loved one, this trip is also for you. Just don’t miss this special chance, and join us to photograph this amazing part of Italy.
We will begin our journey in the morning, at Florence airport. We will be driving to Tuscany area, around a 90 minutes drive from Rome. Once in the area, we’ll go to our hotel in Tuscany to do the checking in.
That evening, we will prepare for our first shooting, visiting the area of Our Lady of the Vitaleta Chapel.. We will be photographing the area waiting for the sunset.
For our first sunrise shooting, we will be visiting the area around the amazing Podere Belvedere ville. We will try luck searching for the beautiful mist that sometimes you can find in the area, which would bring us incredible opportunities for our photography. As soon as the sun rises, we might be getting some beautiful light too. This is a great place to practice scenic portraits too, thanks to the beautiful sceneries around us.
Then, we will have breakfast and will go visiting some of the villages in the area, as San Quirico de Orcia and Montalcino. Along our drives in the area, we may be stopping several times for getting some photographs in beautiful locations.
After lunch, we will drive to the beautiful Pienza, one of the most beautiful Tuscan villages. We will photograph its beautiful streets and buildings, and after we will go to another landscape location for our sunset session, with a precious view of beautiful cypresses.
We can also try to do a short night session in the Tuscan fields.
We will have sunrise in the field again, capturing dawn from a different area near the Podere Belvedere ville. Trying to capture the special mist in the area will be one of the focus on our trip, so we would try this area again if there’s not luck the previous day.
After breakfast, we’ll drive to the amazing Siena, one of the most spectacular towns in Italy, where we will spend part of the day. We will photograph the mesmerizing streets and buildings of Siena until the afternoon.
We’ll go back to the Tuscany countryside in the afternoon, and will explore and photograph some of its amazing paths and villes, till sunset. Again, as during all the trip, we will be also capturing beautiful portraits on the field.
Today we will have our last sunrise photo session in the area, by a beautiful road surrounded by cypresses. After breakfast, we will keep exploring the area taking loads of pictures in its fantastic locations. We will also visit other villages in the area, such as Montepulccciano.
By midday, we will drive to the spectacular Cinque Terre National Park, where we will spend the afternoon and evening. We will have countless opportunities for photography and in this world famous area. We will photograph some of its most famous villages and buildings.
We’ll do the checking in at our hotel and then spend the evening in Riomaggiore, one of the most beautiful villages in the Cinque Terre.
Today, we’ll go to Manarola for our first sunrise in the Cinque Terre. We’ll get there before the light is out, so we can capture the blue hour too.
After breakfast, we will explore this beautiful village, one of the most impressive ones in the Cinque Terre National Park. We will capture fabulous combinations of colors from its buildings, store. We may also have a walk by some of the precious paths by the sea, which join the villages of the Cinque Terre.
Then, we’ll head to Monterosso al Mare, where we will visit a local photographer gallery, with beautiful images of the area. We’ll photograph the streets of this picturesque village, focusing again in the combination of colors of its houses. We will visit the beach here, as well as take some scenic shots of the town from the coast path. We will also enjoy the blueish colors of its waters.
We will have lunch and move to Vernazza, other of the Cinque Terre villages with more possibilities for photography. Will be exploring this village for the rest of the day. For sunset, we’ll get to an elevated location, from where we’ll capture the extraordinary views of the village, the cliffs and the Mediterranean Sea.
We’ll go back to our hotel to rest.
We will head to Riomaggiore for sunrise, today. The views of this village from the seaport are also absolutely impressive. We will get great images of this village with the beautiful golden light of the morning.
We will have breakfast here and then will continue exploring and photographing each beautiful corner of this magical village, exploring its streets, paths and coastline.
Later, we will do a driving by the scenic road that join the five villages in the Cinque Terre National Park. This road will bring us several photo opportunities, from scenic viewpoints with will show us mesmerizing views of some of the Cinque Terre villages, the cliffs, the vineyards, and the Mediterranean Sea. Another perfect chance to get wonderful portraits too.
During our drive, we’ll get to Corniglia, the last village of the Cinque Terre. We will also explore the village for some time, before heading back again to Vernazza. We will have lunch again here, and keep exploring the town.
In the afternoon, we will get back to Manarola, and will photograph this precious village again. We’ll be here for sunset and blue, to photograph one of the most iconic and wonderful views in the Cinque Terre and all Italy. Again, this area will be ideal for shooting incredible portraits of the group, with the gorgeous combination of colors of Manarola in the background.
At night, we’ll go back to our hotel to rest.
For our last day in the Cinque Terre area, we’ll explore another villages in the area, Porto Venere, and Tellaro, time depending.
Later, we’ll begin our drive to Florence. Once in this amazing city, we will visit some of its most famous monuments and buildings, including Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, the Old Palazzo, the Ponte Vecchio, etc…
We are goin to spend the whole day in the city, until sunset. For then, we are going to visit Michaelangelo Square, from where we will get some amazing panoramic views of all the city. A perfect place for getting wonderful sunset and blue hour images.
For the last day of our trip, we will continue exploring the beautiful Florence. There will be free time for shopping in the city, an we’ll get out again before sunset, in this case to capture the beautiful Ponte Vecchio at the end of the day.
Today we’ll head to Florence airport, for the end of the trip.
The price for this fantastic 9 days (8 nights) long Photo Tour will be available soon.
Prive will be calculated based on a minimum of 10 participants
Single room occupancy: $1,100, subject to availability.
Alma Mochilera Agency
New York, NY, USA – Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Price per person based on a minimum group number and for a double room (double – occupancy basis). $1,100 supplement for individual rooms.
‘Alma Mochilera’ carefully designs each one of the routes that it is offering, adapting always to the travelers’ needs. However, due to each country particularities and conditions, it is possible that the routes could vary, changing the itineraries and the places to visit.
In this sense, it will be up to the photographer/s guide/s the decision of changing any of the programmed activities and shooting sessions for each day, depending on factors as weather or light conditions, always in search of the best possible experiences and moments of light for the customers of this trip. The program may also be changed in case of emergency, injury of illness of any of the participants or main photographers.
At the same time, both the photographers and ‘Alma Mochilera’ reserves the right of changing the photographer/s guide/s in case of strong reason, such as first grade relatives or own illness or hospitalization, severe health problems, accidents, etc. In those cases, the agency will bring another photographer able to guide the group in the same destination.
The traveler is responsible of having all the documentation for the trip. To visit Italy, you need a valid Passport and may need a visa. Always check the requirements with your country authorities before traveling to a foreign country. The photographers and ‘Alma Mochilera’ have no responsibility about each traveler documentation, or the requirements to be allowed to enter in Italy or any other country.
This Italy Photo Tour includes a basic assistance insurance. Travelers should also get a travel insurance with good coverages in case of accident or disease. The travel agency can helo them bringing options to purchase.
‘Alma Mochilera’ will give personal counseling and advice to travelers when purchasing their trip. Clients will be given a list with all that they need for the route, tips about how to prepare a medical kit for the travel, recommendations about the photography gear for the place and kind of photography, etc. Our staff will be delighted to solve any doubt that the clients could have when preparing the trip.
We are completely sure that this Italy Photo Tour will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as well as an intensive learning process. ‘Alma Mochilera’ considers it its responsibility, as the travel agent, to promote values such as respect (cultural, social and environmental). Those values will always prevail in all our trips. At the same time, “B the travel brand” will always ensure that the impact of their trips is never negative for the country, their citizens or their wildlife.
The photographers hosting the trip have no responsibility at all for any accident, loss, theft or damage suffered by the clients participating on it.
The client declares that he or she accepts all the conditions on this trip at the time he or she makes a reservation payment for it.
At the moment of the purchase confirmation, the client will have to pay an initial payment of $500. The rest of the payment will be effective at maximum 60 days prior to the trip. The agency can resolve the contract and apply the established withdrawal rules before the departure if the client doesn’t make effective any of the expected payments in the deadline, as the terms previously seen. The features that make up the combined travel contract come from the information given to the client in the brochure or program, as well as from the indications regarding this information that could have been given when confirming the reservation.
In case the agency doesn’t complete the minimum needed group to confirm the trip, the client will recover the 100% of the initial payment.
However if the client doesn’t show or cancels the trip, the following cancellation policies will be applied:
– Until 60 days prior to the trip: 500€.
– 60 days prior to the trip: 100% of the trip cost.
Prices are based in the Exchange rates by August, the 14th, 2018. The currency may be updated until 21 days prior to the departure, according to Spanish Travel Laws, applying a supplement/discount in case of change.
Once the reservation is done by the client, and the services and their prices are confirmed by the agency, these prices only could be revised until 20 calendar days prior to the departure dates, only in case there are variations in the transportation costs (including the fuel prices), in accommodations, in rates and taxes referring to certain services (such as landing, boarding in ports and airports), or in monetary exchange rates applied to the trip.
Dream Photo Expeditions
New York, NY (USA)
Miami Beach, Miami (USA)
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