Tuscany Vacation Packages

Pienza and the Val d’Orcia | Quintessential Tuscany

Tuscany — idyllic land of cypresses, rolling hills and big skies. Tuscany is where it all started for us. Numerous visits to “our” charming cobblestoned village of Pienza in our favorite part of Tuscany finally lead to the idea of sharing the experience with other passionate photographers in 2009. Our first photo tour was born and Tuscany is still our […]

Magnificent Glow | Photographing in Tuscany

This week’s guest post is by Frits Habermann, a Seattle-based fine-art nature photographer who captured this image while photographing in Tuscany on one of our Photo Tours. Every year, we keep returning to the same amazing location which we now call “The Cathedral of Frits” for the awe inspiring effect it had on Frits with its otherworldly beauty, […]

Photo Tour in Tuscany | La Bella Toscana

This week’s guest post is by Nancy Crowell who took these 2 photos during our photo tour in Tuscany. She loves looking at the “smaller” picture.
Macro Poppy (above): Nikon D600 | ISO 100 | 105mm @ 105 |1/1000 @ f3.0
Landscape (below): Nikon D600 | ISO 100 | 70-300mm @ 92 mm | 1/160 @ f 8.0

THE STORY: Nancy was a participant on […]

Photographing Italy | Tuscan “Bookends”

This week, we’re pleased to present a guest post by Gerald Vincent, a gifted Canadian fine-art photographer and participant on a couple of our photography travel tours.
Gerald created this image during one of our Tuscany photo tours. Our base for photographing Italy is the charming medieval hill town of Pienza where he was able to capture village life and, by converting the image […]

There’s never too much Tuscan Sun!

You’ve seen the movie . . . Tuscany is really that beautiful and romantic.
“Under the Tuscan Sun” and countless books about Americans moving to Tuscany to restore a pile of rocks to rustic beauty, give you an idea of the addictive attractiveness of this part of Italy.

Dario Castagno, a Tuscan tour guide, however decided that he’d had enough of […]

Must-see (and photograph) gem in the heart of Tuscany

Pienza — we have a long-standing love affair with this lovely medieval hill town in the province of Siena in Tuscany.
Pienza, often called the “touchstone of Renaissance urbanism,” is situated between Montepulciano and Montalcino. It offers a fantastic view over the beautiful Val d’Orcia and is smaller and more intimate than its 2 more well-known neighbors.

The […]