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It is a place like no other on earth, an incredibly beautiful land of mountain and sea, where pastel buildings tumble down the hillsides and little beaches rim stunning aquamarine Mediterranean water. It is as magical as it is majestic. For many, it’s the most beautiful place in Italy.
* Photography along hidden beaches by private boat.
* Photograph the famous Path of the Gods.
* Evening photography among the ancient Temples of Paestum.
* Experience Ravello’s Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone Gardens.
* Photography lessons at your villa overlooking the sea.
* Feast on Italian Cuisine and enjoy cooking lessons.
* Optional sunrise photography shoot every morning.
DAY ONE: Buongiorno! After settling into your room in the beautifully renovated, historic seaside villa in Vietri Sul Mare, Campania Italy, enjoy a welcome party and introductions on the main lawn.
(Incl. dinner with local products on welcome party)
DAY TWO: Sunrise in Salerno. We will enjoy a leisurely breakfast and photography lessons before heading off to Paestum. Here, the Temples of Hera and Athena, built circa 500 BC and the ancient community remain in remarkable condition. Words are hard to find to describe this foregone landscape where we will spend a fair amount of time. After a private tour, we will work on night photography skills by shooting the temples into the evening. Authentic Italian pizza dinner at one of the area’s finest.
(Incl. breakfast and pizza for dinner)
DAY THREE: Today, we will take a short drive to Ravello, a mountaintop village and gateway to the Villa Rufolo, built in the 13th century and known as one of the largest and most expensive villas on the Amalfi Coast. Then it is off to Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Cooled by the umbrella pines, we will take our time working on our photography meandering through the spectacular gardens overlooking the sea. Here, we will witness the merge of history, culture, architecture, arts and natural beauty. After the visit, we will drive down to Amalfi for lunch and take our free time to enjoy the famous town before driving back to the villa.
(Incl. Breakfast and lunch in Amalfi)
DAY FOUR: Today, a private boat will take us to the seaside villages and hidden beaches where you can hone your photography skills, take a swim, catch some rays, take a nap or read a book. We will leisurely boat along to have a different perspective of the imponent coastline, challenging ourselves with photography on the go until we reach our restaurant on the sea. In the afternoon we will boat back Cetara, a lovely fishermen’s village where photographic details make a difference, after a 2 hours photosession a transfer will be planned to take the guests back to the villa.
(Incl. breakfast and lunch by the sea)
DAY FIVE: Today we will live a bit of the immediate territory, visiting nearby villages of Raito and Vietri sul mare, in the late morning a wine tour and tasting will welcome us on private terraces in Raito, a day filled with fun, informative tips on wine, tasting and abundancy of home cooked Italian food. This is in no way a commercial vineyard, you will be welcomed into owner’s home and family and live the real south italian way. In the afternoon we will drive to Vietri for a guided visit of the village, famous for ceramics and we will also have the chance to pick an object and decorate it personally to keep it as a souvenir.
(Incl. Breakfast, wine tasting with local products lunch)
DAY SIX: An earlier wake up call for a ferry to Amalfi and then to Boomerano, where we will begin the trekking along the famous Path of the Gods. We will walk along the highlands above the emerald sea contemplating the most striking panoramas on earth. We will take our time to enjoy, shoot, rest and of course eat along the path. In the evening we will meet for dinner by the marina of Vietri.
(Incl. Breakfast, dinner)
DAY SEVEN: Today Salerno will be our model, we will take a long walk in one of the most ancients urban development in Italy, accompanied by an expert guide who will lead us through the alleys of the old town, learning its history and stopping in suggestive places for our pictures, after tasting a delicious pizza at lunch time, we will board our bus towards Mt. Bonadies where the majestic views from Arechi castle will be the perfect scenery for some more beautiful shots. In the late afternoon we will go back to the villa.
(Incl. Breakfast, pizza for lunch)
DAY EIGHT: Experience the wonders of Pompeii. Pompeii is a vast archaeological site in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried under meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. The preserved site features excavated ruins of streets and houses that visitors can freely explore. After the visit we will reach a nearby wine resort where we will have a quick visit of the production of some special vesuvian wines and a wine tasting based lunch in a comfortable and peaceful environment. In the afternoon we will return to the villa and gather together in the evening for a nice dinner.
(incl. Breakfast, lunch, dinner at the villa)
DAY NINE: Farewells, debriefing and transfers to Rome.
Maximum guests 18