Photography workshop in Tuscany with Alex Marchi

Learn the art of photograpy and capture the beauty of Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia

Four days stay in Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia with Alex Marchi. Alex was born and grew up in Valdichiana Senese, he is a filmmaker and photographer, he knows the best places to take photos and the best period to collect unique shots. Alex realizes also the video of Valdichiana Living “Experience your Valdichiana” e many photos that inspire customers from all over the world choosing this territory.


The photographic journey


The journey begins with a photography lesson with Alex Marchi: he will teach you how use a camera and some tricks. The lesson will be in a historic building of Montepulciano, where inspiration and beauty combine in Renaissance architecture of Piazza Grande. After a light lunch with typical products of Valdichiana, it’s time to begin with shots. 

During the following three days you will take photo of the beautiful landscapes of Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, the most famous view of Tuscany and authentic villages like Pienza, Montepulciano, Cortona
You will never stop shooting looking at the enchanting Tuscan hills and endless views of Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia.
You will meet locals and producers in their companies, here you will take shots and portraits discovering craft workshop and Chianina breeding farm.  

What do you have to take during the journey? Just a camera! 
In which period? Here are the dates.

Photograpy workshop – End of Spring


The last days of spring before the arrival of the summer. In this period the colors of the Tuscan country are different, the green fields become gold yellow wheat fields. You will admire a more gritty landscape of Tuscany than during the spring and more cinematographic: you will feel like being in a Sergio Leone’s western set. If you have a direct and concrete photographic sensibility, this period is perfect and the best of the year.


Photograpy workshop – Autumn 


The landscape touches of warm colors, the poplars of the truffle grounds become yellow and the nature blurs from orange to red bringing life to a unique spectacular landscape. Also the vineyard of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG become red and yellow. The autumn in Tuscany is one of the best moment of the countryside: in October the colors of countryside become warm and intense. This is the ideal period to take photos of a unforgettable and unique Tuscany.

Price per person € 699
Minimum number of participants 4

Day 1
Arrival and check-in in an accommodation in Valdichiana Senese
Covid Free Check: Covid-19 buffer in medical lab.
Day 2

Departure to the hamlets of Montepulciano;
Meet with the photographer and theoretical photography lesson (about 1 hour and half) in a historic building in Piazza Grande;
Light lunch at “La Bottega” in Montepulciano;
Walk in the centre of Montepulciano for the first session of shots with the photographer and visit of a craft workshop;
Return to the accommodation.
Day 3
Departure from the accommodation to the Chianina breeding farm in Valdichiana Senese;
Lunch with Chianina meat products;
Departure for the second session of shots with the photographer discovering Val d’Orcia and Valdichiana lanscapes;
Return to the accommodation.


Day 4
Check out
Covid Free Check: Covid-19 buffer in medical lab.
Departure for the last session of shots with the photographer to the centre of Cortona.

What it includes


3 nights stay with breakfast;


Three sessions of shots with photographer;
One theoretical photography lesson with photographer;


Visit of a craft workshop;
Visit of a Chianina breeding farm;


Lunch with Chianina meat products;
Light Lunch with typical products at “La Bottega”;


Transfer service (if specified)


Minimum participants 4 people
The price is per person;
Tourist tax not included, if applicable;
Transfer not included (where it is not specified in the program);
The proposal includes 2 Covid buffer.


Tailormade Travel Ideas
Write us at  indicating the nights you would like to stay and your travel needs and we will send you a personalized proposal. The travel itinerary can be modified according to every need.