Experience the extraordinary culture of Italy's Cinque Terre – five beautiful coastal towns at the edge of the Italian Riviera. This magnificent six-day tour will have you immersed in the pastel architecture of Riomaggiore, the rocky paths of Manarola, the quiet hamlet of Corniglia, colourful houses of Vernazza and the sandy beaches of Monterosso al Mare.
These centuries old seaside villages have much to offer in terms of photography, with the rugged coastline meeting grapevines clinging to steep terraces and harbours filled with fishing boats. Set amidst narrow alleyways and some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet, the enchanting Cinque Terre is a photographer's paradise and foodie haven just waiting to be discovered.
Total price: 2200 USD
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You'll arrive at Pisa airport, from where you'll be picked up by our photography guides at around 7pm. From there, the group will take a train ride to La Spezia, a busy port on the Mediterranean Sea which is considered the gateway to the picturesque seaside villages of Cinque Terre.
Once there, you'll continue on to Manarola, the second-smallest commune of Cinque Terre, where you'll check in to your accommodation for the rest of your stay. After settling in, you'll meet as a group for your first dinner on the town, where you'll have a chance to sample some of the delicious seafood and gourmet local fare on offer. You'll get to know your fellow travellers a little better as you dine, while your photography guides will go over the itinerary with you for the days ahead.
On day two, we'll get up bright and early for our first shooting session in Manarola. The village has a romantic air about it just before dawn, when the warm glow of the city lights give way to the magical blue hour. We'll capture the charm of the rocky paths leading down to the jetties as we stroll through this lovely village, meeting the first light of the morning.
When the sun has well and truly risen, we'll return to our accommodation for breakfast before our photo guides will deliver the first of many master classes in post processing. You'll then have some free time to explore the city at your leisure before we meet again for lunch.
Later in the afternoon, we'll go for a wonderful walk along the Via dell’Amore (Lover's Lane) – the famous stretch of coastline that connects the village of Manarola with Riomaggiore. We'll capture the sunset along this breathtakingly scenic trail before descending back into town for dinner.
Our sunrise session on this day will be at Cinque Terre's easternmost village of Riomaggiore, famous for its wine bars and restaurants, though just as well-known for its unparalleled views of the coast. Once you've captured the sunrise to your heart's content, we'll go over some of the finer points of photography over coffee and breakfast before you'll have some time to explore the village at your leisure.
We'll meet together as a group again for lunch, then spend the afternoon undertaking an image review and feedback session. In the evening, we'll head out to Vernazza for a gorgeous panoramic shot from above the town, as the city lights turn on during dusk. We'll finish the evening with a delicious meal at one of the town's famous seafood restaurants.
On day four, we'll rise early again for another dawn shoot at one of the five villages, before another master class post processing workshop in the afternoon.
Our sunset shoot in the evening will be in the quaint and narrow streets of Vernazza, perhaps the most beautiful of all the villages.
We'll start day five off with a sunrise shoot at a seaside location by Riomaggiore, before taking a lovely stroll through Corniglia, where we'll enjoy a sunset shoot in the quiet and rocky surrounds. This is the highest of the five villages and is characterised by 382 steps, leading to fabulous views all around.
This will be our final day together in Cinque Terre. We'll get up early for a sunrise session, before having breakfast and checking out of our accommodation at around 11am. We'll then make our way back to Pisa airport by train, arriving by the early afternoon. From there, you'll be able to catch your flight home or onwards to your next destination, with memory cards full of enchanting photos from an immersive experience in Cinque Terre.
Instruction and master classes by two professional guides
Lunches and Dinners
Airfare to and from Pisa airport
Visas (if applicable)
Single supplement (450 EUR)
Cancellation and Refund Policy
We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more: 75% refund
60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic government medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.