PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP IN TUSCANY
October 12th through 19th, 2013
EXPLORE TUSCANY WITH INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHERS PAT AND EMI KANAN
A UNIQUE ITALIAN EXPERIENCE AWAITS YOU....
Excursions away from the Farmhouse have been carefully selected...
Chianti, with its movie-set wineries, artisan terra cotta manufacturers, geometrically planted vineyards and incredible vistas all await your interpretation.
You're invited to the Tenuta di Forci baronial estate where visual opportunities abound with the Renaissance villa, rustic winery and antique frantoio (olive press). As a guest on the estate, you'll have the opportunity to taste its wine, olive oil, grappa, honeys and vinegars.
The jewel city of Lucca is open to you, its romantic byways, Romanesque churches, Medieval portals with iron scrollwork intertwined with geraniums and, of course, its famous walls, once a fortification and now a gracious tree-lined boulevard for strolling, visiting and biking.
Enchanting hill towns will charm you with their colorful markets, balcony gardens, tiny restaurants and frescoed piazzas festooned with coats of arms.
Your photographic journey in Tuscany offers you wonderful food for the soul as well as the body. Meals are prepared in the Tuscan style, and you'll enjoy making your own pizza on our traditional pizza night using the farmhouse's original wood-fired oven. Your wine selections are chosen to enhance the meals you enjoy at Selva. In addition, you will be treated to a wine tasting tutorial and a visit to Chianti wineries.
Pre-dinner aperitivi and antipasti under the leafy pergola provide time for friendly and helpful discussion of the day's photography. Some evenings present the opportunity to attend a special event, such as a musical concert in Lucca's Duomo or a retrospective of a local artist's work.
In the Abbondanza Toscana kitchen, you'll complement your photography talent as you learn to prepare favorite foods tasted in Tuscany and new, exciting dishes. Whether you are an experienced cook, taste-tester, cheerleader or wine pourer, there is a role for everyone in the kitchen.
You'll be a Guest in a 15th Century Tuscan Farmhouse...
Selva's grand fireplace and wood-fired oven add to the ambiance while guests appreciate 21st century comfort with modern bathrooms, central heating and Internet access.
Lucca...its Renaissance walls enclose a perfectly preserved medieval treasure house, and Selva is only 20 minutes away. You can join the Lucchese in their evening passeggiata (stroll) through the streets, sip a cappuccino in Puccini's favorite bar and enjoy a gelato in a shaded piazza.
Lucca is also a shopper's paradise for linens, laces, leather, ceramics and its famous regional olive oil.
Seven glorious days in Tuscany. . . .
The price includes everything from the time you are picked up at the airport or train station in Tuscany until you are returned there. Instruction and inspiration from Pat and Emi Kanan, meals, wine, guided off-site excursions, two evening cooking courses and gracious accommodations are all part of the fee. Airfare is not included in the course price.