Freud and a Tale of Three Cities: Vienna, London and……. Orvieto. The Vienna home in Berggasse 19 is easy to spot – he lived and worked in two modest, dark flats on the mezzanine floor left and right of the long red Freud sign; 20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, is by comparison quite understated, […]
Photo Excursion to Castro on our Photography Tour in Italy.
An Off-the-beaten-track photography tour to the ruined city of Castro. Destroyed by the Pope in 1649, Castro was given the epithet The Carthage of the Maremma and today it could be defined as the Renaissance Pompeii. In April 2015 we went on a photo tour to the ruined city of Castro. 415 years ago a […]castro, Photo Excursion, photo workshop, Photography Tour in Italy
Creepy Places to photograph in Tuscany: Castle Cahen, a Mock-Gothic Style Mansion of the Late Nineteenth Century in Italy.
Mock Gothic Horror: painted by Whistler, photographed by Cameron, the tragic story of Christine Spartali, Contessa Cahen. Near Orvieto on a ridge looking over a deep valley into Southern Tuscany stands a sinister looking castle in the mock-Gothic style of the late nineteenth century. It once belonged to the immensely rich Cahen family, still remembered […]Italy hidden treasure to photograph, photo trip, photographic set, photography workshop tour, photography-workshop
Castelluccio Norcia: Photo Workshop Through Some of the Most Spectacular Scenery in Italy.
A photo workshop day trip from Orvieto to the Sibilline Mountains in July. Castelluccio di Norcia is well known the world over amongst photographers for its picturesque vales of wild flowers at all times of the year – except when it is under snow which at 1500m is for most of the winter. It is […]Castelluccio photo trip, Italy hidden treasure to photograph, photo trip, photography workshop tour
The umbrella pine, supreme among Mediterranean trees since Etrusco-Roman times is, to quote the woman in our local nursery here in Orvieto, fuori moda, out of fashion. How can this be? Known also as the Italian Stone Pine it is recognised all over the world as an Italian icon. So I ordered two for €45 […]conceptual art, Daniel Buren, Italian landscape, stone pine, umbrella pine
Grand Tour: Radicofani on the Cassia.
Following the ancient Via Cassia, our photography workshop follows the Grand Tour route. The Val d’Orcia, famous and beloved site of modern photographers and artists in Tuscany, to the traveller of yore it was just a desolate region to be got through. For nigh on a thousand years Rome had been the goal of pilgrims following the […]Cassia, coaching inn, Francigena, Grand-Tour, medici, post house, radicofani, William Turner Orvieto
Photo workshop in Rome: a three day tour starting at St. Peters
Join the Camera Etrusca weekend photo workshop in Rome to discover the artists that contributed to its grandeur. The Rome workshop started on the first day with a visit to The Vatican a short walk from our B&B in Prati. We arrived at St Peter’s at 9 to avoid the crowds and only had to […]baldachin, bernini, dome, Italy, michelangelo, photo trip, photography workshop tour, photography-workshop, Rome photo workshop, st peter's, vatican
Photoworkshop in Orvieto: Corpus Domini Festival.
A photography workshop in Italy could not be based in a more appealing place than Orvieto, in Umbria, but on the borders of both Tuscany and Latium. Orvieto is girded by city walls, fortresses, towers and gatehouses. You can walk the entire circumference below the walls on an easy, well made path in a little […]Bolsena miracle, corpus domini, june photo holidays, Orvieto, Orvieto cathedral, photo trip, photography-workshop