Enjoy the beauty of Tuscany in the fall, limited tourists, warm days and cool nights, beautiful sights, and locations to explore. Spend 7 days enjoying life as you learn, experiment, capture images and transform your photographic skill set.
Join me world-traveled photographer Thad Kubis for a weeklong photographic adventure “Sulle orme del etrusca del” (In the footsteps of the Etruscans).
Our adventure is scheduled to start on Monday, October 9th, 2023, when we will start to enjoy 7 days of pre-visualizing, and creating images under the Tuscan sun. The fee for the course includes breakfast, dinner, wine (lots of wine), local transportation to fulfill our daily adventures (and pick up/return from Rome’s airport), double occupancy in the charming Villa Nobile located in Cortona, Tuscany, located in the heart of the most beautiful of the Italian countryside’s.
Join me and transform your photographic vision and perhaps your life!
Plan to capture and fall in love with the magic of the Tuscan hills, and be prepared to visualize once in a lifetime image in the footsteps of the Etruscans. Your first day will be a “free day” in Florence, walk the streets, enjoy the Museums, and Italian cuisine, and of course create some wonderful images. Daily trips with a local guide to Perugia, Sienna, Montepulciano, and series of quaint Etruscan towns such as Orvieto, Montepulciano, Pienza, Monticchiello, Cortona, Assisi, around lake Trasimeno, and to Le Crete Senesi. Locations may change based on local conditions.
Afternoon and evening review, evaluation, and casual easy-to-learn topics. Each participant will be sent a printed photo book that contains images from the trip, tips, and notes, all designed to continue their learning and journey once they arrive home. Optional venues are available for spouses, partners, friends, lovers, and family.
Limited to 16 students or guests.
Tuscany is located in central Italy and stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Its landscape, artistic heritage, and stand-out cities – first among them Florence – make Tuscany an unquestioned protagonist of international tourism. In this region, nature has many different facets, starting from the coast that alternates long and sandy beaches, like the Versilia beach, with rocky cliffs and steep headlands. The islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, a crystal-clear sea, and rich seabeds, are peerless.
You can admire sceneries of uncontaminated nature in the Apuan Alps and in several protected areas, such as the Orbetello Lagoon, home to many species of migrant birds, including pink egrets.
However, the most typical sceneries of the region are those that merge the beauty of nature with the millenary work of man. The amazing Gulf of Baratti and the sites of Vetulonia, Vulci, and Pitigliano guard necropoli and vestiges of the Etruscan civilization, while Roselle and Cosa evoke memories from the Roman Age.
Medieval villages, historical towns, castles and defense systems, country churches (the so-called pievi), and beautiful abbeys, like the one of Sant’Antimo, are scattered all over the territory and their profiles stand out in the landscapes of the Crete Senesi, Orcia Valley, Garfagnana, Chianti, and the Maremma.
Finally, Tuscany is full of spas: Montecatini, Saturnia, Montepulciano, Monsummano, and Bagno Vignoni, which offer relaxing holidays thanks to their thermal waters and well-equipped facilities for all types of treatments.