If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then your photographs will speak volumes during your photography adventure in Italy. Cobblestone promenades frame beautiful harbors as pastel-painted homes rise along cliffs to overlook the blue Mediterranean Sea. Locals tend to their private gardens and fishermen return from their morning journey with nets brimming with seafood. Vineyards blanket the rolling hills and marketplaces overflow with activity. Your custom tailored tour brings the coastline and countryside...
Genoa – Arrive in Genoa and Set Out on an Introductory Photogenic Tour
Genoa has an incredible history of maritime power along the Ligurian coast and the Mediterranean Sea. The Navy overtook Pisa for supremacy of the waters and fought established powerhouses such as Venice as well. The city itself contains a nuanced atmosphere that emanates from the large seaport and sparkling shoreline, and the opulent architecture speaks to the republic’s former glory. Your private transfer will meet you at the Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport upon your arrival to escort you through the tightly twisting laneways that give a compelling welcome.
The seaside promenade contains Europe’s largest aquarium and the scent of grilled octopus with lemon and garlic drifts out of the chic restaurants. Your guide will meet you in the elegant lobby of your lavish hotel ready to lead you on an introductory tour of Genoa and the photographic techniques you will utilize during your time of exploring the treasures of Liguria. Venture to Santa Maria di Castello, located on Castello Hill, one of the most ancient sites in the city. The port allowed settlements in the region to trade with Phoenicians and Etruscans.
Numerous churches and convents grew around the area between the 12th and 16th-centuries, at the heart of which lies the 12th-century Romanesque church of Santa Maria di Castello. Dominicans converted the church into a convent in the 15th-century and added a beautiful three-story cloister to offer a remarkable view of the water. The frescoed ceilings add another layer of charm to the already enchanting edifice. You will line up your shot in an attempt to frame both the sea and the frescoes for a glorious photo.
Rapallo – Venture to Rapallo to View the Splendor of the Italian Riviera
Rapallo – Discover the Photographic Charm of the Village of Camogli
Monterosso – Capture the Beauty of Monterosso, Vernazza, and Corniglia
Monterosso – Cruise to Portovenere and Hike to the Town of Manarola
Genoa – Revel in the Medieval Ambiance of Pisa before Returning to Genoa
Florence – Day at Leisure to Photograph the Wonders of Florence
Florence – Depart for Home
- Learn to photograph landscapes and lifestyle with a private photography guide through the gorgeous regions of Liguria and Tuscany
- Cruise along the Mediterranean to visit a variety of seaside towns on the Ligurian Coast, including the celebrated Cinque Terre
- Enjoy taking photos of historic monuments, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the graceful San Lorenzo Church in Florence
- Indulge in the lavish lifestyle of the Italian Riviera that combines luxury with a relaxed beachside ambiance
- Discover the enchanting atmosphere of Camogli, a hidden town of the Italian Riviera
- Delight in meeting local around Liguria to photograph the daily life of fishermen, business people, farmers, and cooks
- Witness the contrast of emerald trees and turquoise blue waters along the dramatic coastal cliffs
From the history of Genoa to the bountiful beauty of the Italian Riviera, the marbled splendor of the Leaning Tower of Pisa to the beautiful memorials of Florence’s celebrated citizens, your 8-day photography adventure of Liguria and Tuscany will embody the grandeur of Italy as seen through your eyes. Your private guide will lead you through the history and majesty of the landscape and architecture, culture and artwork and find pristine vistas and sophisticated wineries, complex cuisine, and carefully planned light. Whether you are a novice photographer, enthusiastic amateur, or a seasoned veteran, you will learn about Italy and photography in a combined exploration of your artistic eye and sights you observe.
Your tour will begin with your arrival in Genoa, the birthplace of Columbus and a maritime powerhouse through the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Your private transfer will escort you to a luxurious hotel located near the refurbished seaport. Your guide will greet you in the lobby and lead you on a remarkable introductory tour of Genoa, Italy, and photography. Learn to focus on the world differently, not just from a historical perspective, but also from a viewpoint of contrasts and framing. Venture next to the charming seaside town of Rapallo and enjoy your opulent accommodations before you board a boat to the town of Santa Margherita. Discover the pleasures of the Italian Riviera along the promenade and hillsides before you continue to the lavish Portofino and the secluded beach home to San Fruttuoso Abbey.
Enjoy a morning cruise to the secluded village of Camogli, a gem on the Italian Riviera often overlooked by visitors. The serene atmosphere of terraced cobblestone streets and lush hillside forests creates an opportunity to capture a perfect photograph. Relax in the seaside cafes and watch the lifestyle of the locals as they luxuriate in the coastal breeze. Move next to Cinque Terre and the town of Monterosso. Your guide will lead you through the town and along the old streets, near the treasured beach before you discover the pastel homes of Vernazza and Corniglia. Continue the next day with your exploration of the picturesque coastline of Liguria with a ferry ride to the small port of Portovenere. Delight in the fishing boats and the narrow streets en route to Riomaggiore, the southernmost town of Cinque Terre.
Your camera will be close at hand, and you will capture the towns and culture from all angles. Take the trail to Manarola for a different perspective of the landscape and towns, meet with wineries in the vines above Manarola and great chefs inside their celebrated restaurants. Leave the breathtaking landscape of Liguria behind to replace the seaside with the rolling hills of Tuscany. Your guide will take you on a marvelous tour of Pisa to look past the obvious monuments and find the overlooked beauty of the medieval maritime powerhouse. Travel next along the streets of Florence for an immersive view of the Renaissance and search for the embodiment of contemporary life in the historical art of the city. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the Florence airport for your flight home.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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