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Discover Italy – Venice and Tuscany

Spring Trek

May 16 2023 – May 23, 2023


Instructor: Lee Sie
Group Size: 6

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I’ve been traveling since I was old enough to pack a suitcase. By age 30 I had visited almost every continent and felt a strong affinity to Europe, especially Italy. In 2012 I was commissioned by a fine art gallery to travel to Europe and capture iconic images. It turned out that my top sellers were images from Venice and Tuscany! Over the years I returned to those fertile landscapes and discovered many truly amazing locations.

My Italy Photographic Tour is your opportunity to join me and learn from my experiences of places, times, and techniques. I call it a Photo Trek seen through the eyes of a fine art photographer – an Italian Safari if you will. Unique to this tour is the inclusion of two days in Venice, which I consider an indispensable location for fine art photography.

Our group will stay in top-notch accommodations located very close to our areas of interest.  Our Villa in Tuscany is perched on beautiful rolling hills with panoramic views.  Each day I will escort our group to locations at the best times to ensure the best shots are captured.

The tour includes:

  • All airport transfers
  • Double-occupancy lodging (single accommodations — add $1,000)
  • All transportation
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Field instructions
  • Post-processing instructions

Cost does not include: International flights, passport & visas fees, travel insurance, vaccinations and medical coverage/treatment, meals not specified, any alcohol, tips to guides, drivers and bellboys, and personal expenses such as beverages/snacks, internet access fees, laundry fees.

Day 1:

Arrive at the airport in Venice, Italy (airport code: VCE). You’ll be transferred from the airport to our hotel in the heart of St. Marks Square. During the evening, we will enjoy a welcome dinner, meet everyone in the group, and discuss our itinerary.

Day 2:

We’ll first capture the grandeur of sunrise over the Adriatic Sea in Venice.  The day will be spent moving from one great location to another, taking advantage of time, place, people, sun, and shadows.

Day 3:

After another photo session in the spectacular early-morning light of Venice, we’ll have a truly Italian Breakfast. Next we board a train to Florence, Italy, the capital city of the Tuscany region. After checking into our gorgeous hotel located along the Ponte Vecchio, we will head out to capture incredible sunset images in Florence.

Day 4:

After working the sunrise light in Florence, we’ll depart to Pienza and check into our lovely Villa. We’ll spend the day shooting this iconic architectural wonderland.

Day 5:

I will set us up perfectly to shoot a stunning sunrise in Pienza, followed by a trip to a  hilltop medieval town for the best in architectural imagery.  Espresso anyone?  After a short break, we’ll head to our sunset destination for the best light.

Day 6:

Our tour continues in the province of Siena. We capture sunrise images at another great location in Tuscany. We’ll have another field session in the afternoon with a surprise garden villa tour, followed by a photo session at sunset.

Day 7:

So much to photograph!  The Siena province of the Tuscany countryside will continue to be our palette. We’ll cap off the day at a unique cliff-side town bathed in sunset light.

Day 8:

After breakfast we’ll head to the Florence airport to head home. Some of us will have made new friends with whom we will vow to stay in touch. All of us will come away with megabytes of fond memories, fantastic photos, and new information about being better photographers. Arrive Derci!


Our tours are designed for people in relatively good health. Tour participants will carry camera equipment while walking and doing light hiking. If you have concerns about your capabilities or fitness as it relates to this trip, please contact us before reserving a space.


Please be sure to read our photo tour terms and conditions.

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