Tuscany Landscape Photography
Join our experienced leader as we photograph classic Tuscan subjects - villages, architecture, markets and people - plus the Renaissance city of Siena. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn more about basic camera settings, or an advanced photographer seeking new challenges, our expert leader will give you the encouragement and tuition you need to get the best out of your camera and that inspirational Tuscan vista. Suitable for all abilities.
- Visit inspirational vistas of beautiful Tuscany
- Spend most of the day outdoors seeking out the best light, colours and images
- Our professional photography leader will guide and encourage
- Small, sociable groups of up to 15 like-minded guests
- Good quality en-suite accommodation in one of our European partner hotels
- Half Board – continental breakfast and evening meal
- Guidance and tuition from a knowledgeable HF Holidays’ leader, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
- All transport to photography locations, via mini-coach or other mode of transport e.g. boat
Hotel Albergo Palazzuolo - Tuscany
The 3-star Hotel Albergo Palazzuolo is set in a peaceful location in the countryside surrounding the village of San Quirico, and is very convenient for the local amenities. This family owned hotel was originally an attractive farmhouse, extended on both sides to incorporate the bedrooms. The property has excellent views to the rolling hills of Montalcino and offers good standards of service and comfort with a relaxing atmosphere after your day’s walking.
The hotel has 42 comfortable bedrooms, all en-suite with shower.
All bedrooms also have:
- Air conditioning
Hotel Albergo Palazzuolo facilities consists of:
- Attractive gardens
- Outdoor swimming pool (swimming hat is required)
Food & Drink
Our holidays at Hotel Albergo Palazzuolo are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.
The self-select continental breakfast includes cereal, cheese and cooked meats, bread, croissants and home-produced honey. Tea and coffee is available.
Lunch (payable locally)
You can buy a picnic lunch from the hotel (order the night before). Alternatively ingredients can be bought in local shops, including a supermarket five minutes' walk away. On some days it may be possible to eat in a café during a walk or excursion; your leaders will advise you of all the options.
The five course set menu features many Tuscan specialities, using homemade pasta and locally-produced oil, meat and cheese. An alternative is available for vegetarians; however we recommend that those with special diets discuss their requirements with the manager or chef.
There is a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.
The friendly atmosphere of our holidays continues into the evening.
Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before hearing about the next day's activities, then join your fellow guests for a leisurely meal.
One evening our guests can learn more about olive oil and take part in a tasting session, very popular with our guests.
Your leader will be checking out for other local events going on nearby, or you may prefer to relax on the terrace enjoying the panoramic view or in the bar with a drink.
What to Bring
- digital camera, DSLR, CSC (mirrorless), Bridge or Compact.
- memory cards
- battery* and charger (essential)
- your camera’s instruction manual
- appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, ideally walking boots bag or rucksack for your camera equipment, spare clothing, lunch, water, sunscreen etc
- notebook and pencil (pencils work better should it rain!)
- a high vis (neon) vest might be useful for those who want to go out early to get a
- sunrise shot (we’ll have to walk along a road to get to where we want to be)
- a small torch.
Optional camera accessories (remember you will have to carry some of these and possibly also pay extra for them if you exceed your luggage allowance)
- spare memory cards
- spare camera battery*
- spare camera (you never know)
- small selection of lenses: wide angle, telephoto, macro
- laptop plus accessories for viewing, editing and sharing images (whilst it’s not absolutely essential, bringing your own laptop will mean you get more from your photography holiday if you shoot digital)
- memory stick or CD for storing images
- camera rain-protector—a shower cap or plastic bag, or something more expensive if you prefer
- filters: neutral density and graduated, polarising
- tripod or monopod if you feel more comfortable with one * Spare batteries must be protected from damage or short circuit before and during flights. Please check with your airline before travel regarding any restrictions.
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