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Val d'Orcia


Day 1:

  • Pick up at Rome or Florence Airport, or at your accommodation in one of the two cities

  • Morning drive and photo shoot at Bagni San Filippo and Bagni Vignoni 

  • Check in at accommodation in San Quirico d’Orcia 

  • Light lunch and rest

  • Afternoon photo shoot at Cypresses hill and Cappella and Vitaleta, until sunset

  • Return to the accommodation

  • Dinner

Day 2:

  • Sunrise Photo shoot of the valley, and of the hills around San Quirico d’Orcia

  • Breakfast

  • Afternoon drive and photo shoot through the charming Crete Senesi

  • Light lunch

  • Drive back to the accommodation, rest and portfolio reading

  • Drive and photo shoot in Pienza

  • Dinner in Pienza 

  • Drive back to the accommodation 

Day 3:

  • Breakfast

  • Portfolio review and post production session

  • Check out

  • Drive back to Rome or Florence, with possible occasional photo stops along the way


Optional extra Night Photo shoot in Rome or Florence to be added and agreed upon.



  • From 1 participant only, asking for full exclusivity, to a group of 3 people max

  • Totally private and exclusive workshop:1500 Euros

  • Group from 1 to 3 people: 1000 Euros per person

  • A down payment of 300 euros is required to book the workshop

  • The balance must be paid no later than one week before the start date of the workshop.

  • Down payment and balance will have to be sent through a wire transfer to my bank account or via PayPal. 

  • To be noted: The eventual extra Rome or Florence by Night Photo Tour is not included in the price and should be agreed upon in advance, even during the workshop.


  • All transfers

  • Professional photographer

  • Portfolio review and post-production session

  • Customizations


  • Airfares

  • Accommodation

  • Meals and drinks

  • Visas (if applicable)

  • Extra activities

  • Insurances

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  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera, remote shutter release, extra batteries, memory cards, charger

  • A wide angle lens, e.g. Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40 for landscapes or architecture

  • A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm for street photography, portraits, urban life, nature

  • A telephoto zoom lens, 70-200 mm for shooting distant landscapes, street scenes, wildlife

  • Possibly a polarizer and an ND filter

  • A tripod, possibly with a strong head, able to support heavy lenses

  • Waterproof camera protection in case of shooting at sea

  • Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography workshops

  • A portable computer for post-production and portfolio reading sessions


Cancellation and Refund Policy (based on the 30% advance payment):


  • more than 3 months from the start date of the Workshop: 100% refund minus $250 service fee.

  • 2 months or more from the start date: 75% refund 

  • 1 months or more from the start date: 50% refund 

  • less than 1 month from the start date: no refund


We recommend having a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance booking the tour.

We keep the right to cancel the tour before departure for reasons such as logistical problems, public or personal health issues, social turmoil, wars, climatic disasters, or any other circumstances which may determine the impossibility of the trip. Should this happen, we will promptly refund all trip payments received. Though, we will be not held responsible for any expenses sustained by tours members in preparing for the trip. Those include nonrefundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, visa or passport fees or other trip related expenses. 

Andreas, Netherlands

I met Giulio in 2022, when I did two tours in Rome with him, one of street photography and one of night photography. Both were incredible. The three-day tour in Val d'Orcia was certainly no less, on the contrary. The itinerary is planned to perfection, the quality and quantity of places visited excellent and the level of attention that Giulio gave to all the workshop participants was certainly very satisfactory. Money and time very well spent. I recommend it to anyone who wants to get the most out of just three days of photography.

Deborah, Canada

I am an amateur landscape photographer, and in the recent years I took several photography tours both in Canada and in other countries. However, my dream, especially after Covid, was to visit Italy, have both a nice holiday and, given the limited time, a short photography workshop in the famous Region of Tuscany. Some friends from my photography club told me about Giulio D'Ercole, since they did a couple of tours with him in Rome, and they were very happy with the quality of his services. So I searched on his website and found his three-day workshop in Val d'Orcia. When I wrote to him asking for his availability and more details, he immediately wrote back to me answering all my questions. The rest is history. I can only say that the three days went by too quickly, the places where he took us to (there were three of us in the group) were fantastic and his coaching superb. Next time, I'll book one of his longer tours!

Joe and Julie, USA

Giulio guided us through multiple sites with excellent insights for individual photos and guidance for positioning and settings. He is an accomplished professional and was very willing to share as much-or as little- advice as I required. I HIGHLY recommend Giulio and his photography tours!!!! I also went on the tour as a non photographer. I gave this tour to my husband as a gift and I know he LOVED it. Giulio did a great job!!

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