Marco Grassi and Michael Shainblum will guide this tour.
1-7 May 2022
A Tuscany Photo Tour like no other before. Lush rolling hills and picturesque villages. Private villa with renowned Italian chef and magical views. Join me and Michael Shainblum in a tour that combines photography and good food. A luxury photo experience 100% Italian.
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TUSCANY PHOTO TOUR ITINERARY
After picking everyone up, we’ll begin our scenic drive towards Tuscany where we will shoot sunset and enjoy a delicious dinner before getting some rest in our villa. The villa is situated in the very heart of Val d’Orcia and will be our base for the entire duration of the trip.
From there, we will drive to our shooting locations everyday. Apart from the green rolling hills, Tuscany is full of beautiful little picturesque villages. Some of the places we visit include:
- The famous cypress trees
- Podere Belvedere, one of the most photographed villa in Tuscany
- The charming little village of Pienza
- The rolling hills of Val d’Orcia
- Some unique and secret locations where we have 360 view over the hills
- …And much more…
In the villa, Italian chef Giacomo Devoto will make sure to prepare delicious food for all of us. In addition, the group will be able to attend a cooking class with the chef and learn how to cook some of his signature dishes!
During this Tuscany photo tour we will be very active shooting all day long, especially at sunrise, sunset and during the night if conditions allow us. This 7-days itinerary workshop will give us plenty of time to visit different locations and bring back home amazing shots.
You can read below everything you need to know about what the tour’s price includes and excludes. If you wish to register and/or have some more questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Professional photo educators (Marco Grassi & Michael Shainblum) + assistant (Jessica Lancia)
6 Nights Lodging (shared room)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1 Cooking lesson with Italian chef Giacomo Devoto
*Transportation: This will be done by the tour’s instructors, Marco Grassi, Michael Shainblum and Jessica Lancia.
Flights & Travel Insurance
Snack, alcohol and beverages
Guides (such as city guides, culture guides…)
Anything not mentioned in the “Included” list
MEET THE TEAM
Marco Grassi (Photographer)
Born and raised in Italy, Marco Grassi is a self-taught and award-winning photographer focused on landscape photography. At the young age of 23 Marco has completed his round-the-world trip and today, several countries later, he defines himself as a true travel addict. Marco’s work has been published and rewarded extensively worldwide in a large variety of media outlets, such as the National Geographic and GEO Magazine. Among some of his clients we can find “Nisi Filters” and “Hilleberg – The Tentmaker” .
His workshops have been designed with the central idea of putting you in the right place at the perfect time and give you plenty of amazing photo opportunities whilst creating a life-changing experience. He will assist you and advise you with valuable photography tips during the whole trip and show you the best photo locations of each destination.
Michael Shainblum (Photographer)
Michael has a decade of experience in professional photography and filmmaking. He has always had a creative streak, from childhood comic-strip doodling and the construction of lego towers to the iconic landscape photography and timelapse work that he specialises in today.
A dedication to challenging the boundaries of creativity, as well as a flair for coming up with unique ideas, has resulted in this dynamic visual artist being commissioned by large international clients including Nike, Samsung, Verizon, Disney, BMW and Google. Michael’s work has also been published widely by renowned media outlets such as National Geographic, Wired Magazine, Huffington Post and The Weather Channel.
Jessica Lancia (Assistant)
Together with Marco, Jessica has completed a round-the-world trip at the age of 22 and it’s during this trip that she has quickly grown her love for nature and, most of all, mountain landscapes. After returning from this journey, they’ve started working on the idea of guiding photography workshops and they now lead together in many different locations such as Patagonia, Norway, Dolomites and Faroe Islands.
Jessica is the logistical mastermind who develops the visual and written content of marcograssiphotography.com and takes care of all organization aspects of the trips with an accurate attention for all the details.
Jessica will assist Marco during this photo tour and she’ll make sure to help you with anything you might need and with any questions/doubts you might have before and during the trip.
Giacomo Devoto (Chef)
Giacomo Devoto considers himself as a self-taught chef, one who has learnt everything with hard work and sacrifices, inspired by Maestro Angelo Paracucchi and by his passion for pizza inherited from his Neapolitan grandmother.
He has earned excellent recognition in the most important guides in the sector and currently runs three restaurants in Italy.
Our villa is a traditional, rustic villa situated in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, overlooking the picturesque landscape of Val d’Orcia. It can accomodate 18 guests and features extraordinary views, elegant and spacious rooms, swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, pool table, bocce court, table tennis, pizza oven, barbecue and much more.
This tour combines photography, comfort and good food. We are partnering with an experienced Italian chef to deliver an even more special experience to you. We’ll have great food at our table every day, including Neapolitan pizza and homemade pasta.
Location: Italy, Tuscany region
Pick up/Drop off: Firenze Airport
Tour Length: 7 Days, 1-7 May 2022
Accommodation: Private villa with chef
Transportation 3 Vans (Airport Pick up/Drop off)
Physical Difficulty: Easy
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