Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre

Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre
Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre
Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre
Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre
Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre
Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre
Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre
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“Cinque Terre”, or “Five lands”, are five wonderful coast-towns on the Italian Riviera: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare. Buildings climb the steep coastal cliffs like anthills, with bright colorful walls, picturesque alleys, and small, cozy gourmet restaurants. Since 1997, when UNESCO recognized Cinque Terre as a World Heritage Site, this tiny place became increasingly popular, but because November is considered off-season it’s an ideal time for seaside shooting and relaxation.

Every day, we’ll shoot sunrises and sunsets in a different part of this coastal paradise, moving between the towns by a high-speed train: car travel here is practically nonexistent but a train ride from one settlement to another takes mere minutes.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Activities: Sight Seeing, Photo Tours, Photo Workshop
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, La Spezia, Via dell’Amore
Pickup information:
    Pisa Airport
    Included:
    • All transfers

    • Lodging

    • Instruction and master classes by two professional guides

    • Single supplement (450 EUR)

    • Visas (if applicable)

    • Airfare to and from Pisa airport

    • Lunches and Dinners


    What to bring:
    • DSLR camera with tripod and remote shutter release

    • A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes or architecture photography

    • A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm

    • A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200 mm.

    • Waterproof and windproof jacket (consider the average temperature +10 C at nights and +10 – +25 C during the daytime)

    • Warm jacket and thermal pants

    • Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography workshops (you can wear casual clothes during this workshop)



    Daily itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrival


    Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre


    We pick you up from the Pisa airport at 7pm and take a train to La Spezia. The ride takes just a little over an hour but after all hustle and bustle of an airport, you feel like you’ve stepped into another reality, one of medieval coastal villages, salty breezes, and sea. Here, in Manarola, we’ll live for the whole workshop, without having to move our luggage between towns! Dinner at the hotel finishes our itinerary for the day.


    Day 2 - Manarola, Lover's Walk


    Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre


    We get up well before dawn to be on time for a blue hour shooting session in Manarola, when the city lights are still on. Then breakfast and a master class in photo processing, or a discussion of architecture and urban landscape photography. Then we’ll have a free time until lunch. In the afternoon, we’ll take a famous Via dell’Amore, or “Lovers’ walk” to Riomaggiore for an evening shoot and a dinner.


    Day 3 - Riomaggiore, Vernazza


    Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre


    Today we have our sunrise shooting session in Riomaggiore, then breakfast and free time until lunch. In the afternoon we’ll discuss composition and analyze the photos made to this point. The evening session will be in Vernazza from an interesting viewing point above the town, and after that, we’ll have a gourmet dinner in one of the many seafood restaurants in the area.


    Day 4 - Vernazza


    Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre


    Another early morning shoot in one of the five towns, and a workshop in the afternoon. Then an evening shooting session in Vernazza.


    Day 5 - Riomaggiore, Cornigla


    Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre


    A morning shoot in Riomaggiore from one of the seaside locations. In the afternoon, we’ll take a walk in Cornigla and have our evening shoot in there too.


    Day 6 - Departure


    Italian Riviera 6 Day Photography Tour | Cinque Terre


    Another sunrise shoot, breakfast, and check-out at 11am. The train takes us back to the civilization. At 1pm we bid you farewell at the Pisa airport.


    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    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 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $300 fee.
    45 days or more: 75% refund
    30 days or more: 50% refund
    Less than 30 days: no refund

    Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made. Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.


    Disclaimer

    We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.

    The tour will always dependent on weather, as the weather can be highly unpredictable.


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    I had the pleasure of going to Cinque Terre and Tuscany with Iceland Photo Tours in November. I have done many photo trips over the past 10 years and rate this one at or near the top. Our guides were extremely knowledgeable and went out of their way to share tips and ideas on how to improve my skills. I will definitely use Iceland Photo Tours again and highly recommend them for all photographers no matter what skill level they are at. Thank you.
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