Where: Tuscany (Italy)
When: May 14-21, 2018
Instructors: Mark Handy & Lee Sie
Group Size: 8

Enjoy some of the most diverse landscapes that Europe has to offer by joining Mark Handy and Lee Sie for this all-inclusive, 8-day photo tour of Italy. Sie (pronounced sea), an award-winning fine-art photographer from California, will be co-hosting this photo tour with me. He lived in Italy, where he met his wife and fell in love with the country. We will make sure that we get you to some of the most amazing locations during this photo tour.

The price of this tour includes:

  • Airport transfers to and from our hotels in Italy.
  • Double-occupancy lodging (you can get your own room for the entire tour for an additional $1,000).
  • All meals.
  • Wine.
  • Transportation throughout the entire photo tour.
  • Field instruction.
  • Post-processing instruction during down time.

  • The only things not covered during this tour are the following:

  • Transportation to and from Italy.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, personal insurance of any kind, or items of a personal nature.

  • Photo-tour details:

    Day 1: Monday, May 14, 2018

    Arrive at airport in Venice, Italy (airport code: VCE). You’ll be transferred from the airport to our hotel. During the evening, we will sit down together during our welcome dinner, where we will have the opportunity to meet and learn about each other and discuss the itinerary for the tour.

    Day 2: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    In the morning, we will capture images at a sunrise location in Venice, the coastal gem of the Adriatic Sea. Later that day, after lunch, we will continue to tour Venice, capturing images wherever we go.

    venice italy

    Day 3: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

    We spend the morning in Venice, capturing images at a beautiful sunrise location. After breakfast, we pack our things and board a train to Florence, Italy, the capital city of the Tuscany region. After checking into our hotel, we will head out and capture sunset images in Florence.

    Day 4: Thursday, May 17, 2018

    We capture images at a wonderful sunrise location in Florence. During the afternoon we head south to the town of Pienza, which is located in the province of Siena. After checking into our hotel and unpacking our things in Pienza, we head out for an afternoon and evening of capturing images in the lovely town of Pienza, which is an architectural wonderland.

    Tuscany Italy

    Day 5: Friday, May 18, 2018

    We capture images in the countryside of Pienza during sunrise. During the afternoon, we capture more images during a field session. After a small break, we head to our sunset destination.

    Day 6: Saturday, May 19, 2018

    Our tour continues in the province of Siena. We capture sunrise images at another great location in Tuscany. We do another field session during the afternoon, which will be followed by a photo session at sunset.

    Tuscany Italy Florence

    Day 7: Sunday, May 20, 2018

    We spend another day in the Siena province, capturing more images of the Tuscan countryside.

    Day 8: Monday, May 21, 2018

    After breakfast, we head to the Florence airport (airport code: FLR), where we will say our goodbyes and catch airplanes to our respective destinations.


    Our tours are designed for people in relatively good health. Tour participants will carry camera equipment while walking and doing light hiking. If you have concerns about your capabilities or fitness as it relates to this trip, please contact us before reserving a space.


    Please be sure to read our photo tour terms and conditions.

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