Autumn In Tuscany & Umbria
1 - 8 November (4 spaces left)
8-15 November (full)
(8 days, 7 nights. 7 spaces)
We fly to Florence to pick up our vehicle and then drive to our first base in San Quirico in the lovely Val d'Orcia. This is quintessential Tuscany - soft, folding landscape, dotted with cypress trees, winding lanes, beautiful villas & farmhouses, delightful medieval villages & Renaissance towns. We will hope for the right conditions to have mist in the valleys at dawn, soft light accentuating the curves of the landscape. We will visit the walled town of Montalcino (& perhaps taste the wine...), the Pope's palace at Pienza, the calcified waterfalls at Bagno Vignoni, but most of our time will be on backroads drinking in the gorgeous landscape. We then move to the Etruscan/ Roman/Renaissance town of Orvieto in Umbria with its beautiful Duomo (one of the wonders of Italy). From here we can explore the birthplace of St Francis in Assisi with its Giotto and Cimabue frescoes, the stunning hill-topped wall towns of Pitigliano, Vulci & Civita di Bagnoregio, & photograph the fishermen prepping their nets in the morning on Lago di Bolsena. On our return to Florence we will stop off at one of the medieval villages to make our last images before the flight home.
Price: £2100pp. Single supplement £300. Deposit £500. 7 places max. Bookings to Tom (07515 549485) please, firstname.lastname@example.org Price includes all travel during the workshop (minivan), & accommodation (B&B), but does not include travel to Italy or dinner and drinks.