Under the Tuscan Skies: Photograph Tuscany with Harold Davis (October 2016)

Under the Tuscan Skies: Photograph Tuscany with Harold Davis—Click here for full details and itinerary!

October 22 – October 29, 2016 (eight days and seven nights); $4,895 per person (single supplement $675); 

Click here for Reservation Form (PDF)$500 early registration discount for registrations by December 31, 2015.

Imagine photographing the autumn vistas under the Tuscan skies! Where fertile land meets the patterns of traditional farming we will photograph olive groves and cypress trees. A deluxe, renovated antique farmhouse near Siena will be our home base as we experience great Italian cooking and the fellowship of talented photographers. Workshop size is strictly limited because we have exclusive use of the farmhouse, and bedrooms are limited.

While we photograph, we will be surrounded by the intimate details of the working farm, which produces organic olive oil and wine. If it is chilly, we will move in beside the word-burning stove, otherwise we will discuss philosophy and photography on the veranda under the Tuscan skies.

This destination photo tour will begin with a guided exploration of Florence. The next day, we’ll move on to the weird antique skyscraper towers of San Gimignano. We’ll explore the strikingly beautiful hill town of Volterra, the ins and outs of Sienna, the Val ‘Orcia countryside, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, and more.

The workshop will be enhanced by the hands-on guidance of master photographer Harold Davis, who will focus on the earth and sky of Tuscany in black and white and color, and help each participant to create their best work in an inspirational location.

Ponte Vecchio Night Reflections © Harold Davis

Ponte Vecchio Night Reflections © Harold Davis

Where: The group will meet at the Hotel Balestri in Florence, a boutique 4-star hotel on the banks of the Arno River not far from the Ponte Vecchio.

Agi farm

Agriturismo Marciano Farm

After exploring Florence, we will transfer by private coach to Agriturismo Marciano in the heart of Tuscany. Agriturismo Marciano is a deluxe, renovated ancient farmstead that the group will have exclusively for the week. The ancient Marciano farmhouse dates to the 1700s. Today, the family-run farm is a green oasis surrounded by vineyards and olive trees—the expression of a serene country lifestyle, and genuine traditional organic farming practices.

When: Saturday October 22, 2016 (leave US October 21) to Saturday October 29, 2016 (seven nights and eight days).

Group Size and non-photographers: This exclusive, small photo workshop tour is limited to ten participants. Non-photographer significant others are welcome, but will count towards the total (so there will be no more than ten people).


Agriturismo Marciano Room

Cooking lessons, and a syllabus in vine growing, wine making and wine tasting are available for non-photographers with advance notice (and subject to additional cost).

Cost: $4,895 (single supplement $675). $500 early-registration discount for enrollment by December 31, 2015. Click here for Reservation Form.

Click here for a complete itinerary, with a list of inclusions and exclusions.


To Register: Please send us an email expressing interest right away; a completed registration requires a $1000 deposit and Reservation Form, and a copy of your passport page.

Florence and the Arno River © Harold Davis

Florence and the Arno River © Harold Davis

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