Learn the art of food photography in Tuscany with award-winning expert Joan Ransley on our exclusive seven-day tour, including sightseeing, tasting and exploring!
Sunday 8th October 2017
We meet up in the centre of Florence in the late afternoon for an introductory session to explore the basics of food photography. There will be time for questions before our early evening ‘get your bearings’ guided walk around Florence, followed by dinner.
Monday 9th October
Gather this morning for a visit to Florence’s central food market and local food shops for photography and some tasting along the way. The group will have lunch together, then the afternoon will be at leisure.
The photographers will come together late this afternoon for the first of our nightly workshops, to show our best photos and comment on each others’ work.
Tuesday 10th October
We leave Florence for a day in the country. First up is a truffle hunt; walk through the Tuscan landscape with a local truffle hunter and his dog; then return to the farmhouse to prepare a lunch of dishes flavoured with truffles. This afternoon, return to Florence, where this evening there will be a ‘Florence by Night’ photography walk.
Wednesday 11th October
We depart Florence for the country. Along the way we will visit an olive oil producer for tasting, tour of the production, and lunch. After lunch, we will continue through Tuscany, stopping off at a vineyard for tasting and photo opportunities. Dinner at the villa.
Thursday 12th October
We will visit a nearby Farmers’ Market in company with a local chef. This is an outdoor market, with fruit and vegetable producers, various cheesemakers, bakers, a butcher, salumi sellers and so on. We will then continue to a family-run agriturismo where the family will demonstrate how to roll out pasta by hand, and we will also see a demonstration of how to make Caciotta cheese and ricotta. We will have lunch here before returning to the country villa hotel. Dinner at the villa.
Friday 13th October
Visit to a local market with a chef. Return to the villa for a cooking demo, using products purchased at the market. This afternoon, there will be more photo opportunities at the villa. Dinner at the villa.
Saturday 14th October
We return to Florence, where our tour ends.
Seven-day programme as described
£1450.00 per person
This price does not include accommodation. Ask about our hotel offer; six nights in four-star hotels, breakfast included, in central Florence and a country villa hotel in Tuscany for £400.00 per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement on request.
Please note that this hotel offer is only available in conjunction with the Food Photography programme.
All prices are quoted in British Pounds
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