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Cinque Terre, Italy, Photography Tour

Includes the '5 lands' villages of Cinque Terre, a boat trip to Porto Venere, Barga, Pisa, and the Florence skyline


  May 15th to 20th: Year to be determind

  5 nights/6 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 6 participants, and a minimum of 4 participants

  $2,575 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Arrival and departure airport: Florence [Firenze], Italy [FLR]
  Arrival window: For a variety of travel related reasons, arriving one day early is recommended
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This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  6 places are available at this time
  Updated: Sunday the 25th of February, 2024

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Photography Tour Overview:
The Liguria section of the Italian Riviera includes the Mediterranean coastal villages of Portofino, and the 'five lands' of Cinque Terre namely Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Each is an extremely photogenic village sitting on coastal cliffs or clinging to rocky harbors, and their position off the beaten track adds to the rustic and timeless impression they will have on you and your photography. Also ancient Pisa, villages in the mountains of northern Tuscany, plus the classic Florence skyline image. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.


Cinque Terre trails notice: The state of the trails directly along the coastline have been in flux for a couple of years following extremely severe storms. Of the four trails between the five villages, only one or two have been open at any given time. However, in our opinion your photography is not impacted in a major way as 90% plus of images are found in clusters around the villages, and access to those spots is not affected.
If hardcore hiking is important to you, there are quite strenuous trails that deviate away from the coastline. As a guide I would not be able to join you on such trails as I will be leading the group to locations that are a regular part of our itinerary.


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.


Days 1, 2, 3 + 4  |  Pisa and Cinque Terre
We'll start our Cinque Terre photography tour at 10:30 a.m. at our gateway hotel. We'll then head directly to Pisa's Piazza del Duomo [Cathedral Square].  It is here that stands Pisa's infamous leaning tower plus the impressive cathedral, and Italy's largest Baptistery.  On to Cinque Terre National Park and our four night home in Monterosso al Mare. Free time, dinner, and the late light on the Mediterranean shot from around Monterosso al Mare harbor.
On days 2, 3 and 4 we'll explore the 'five lands' of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore that collectively gave their name to Cinque Terre. Each is a colorful, characterful village that in some cases literally 'tumble down' to the rocky but picturesque harbors. Each village is linked by a coastal path which we'll explore each day taking as much time as you need. The overviews of each village are spectacular, and at street level they offer a potpourri of photogenic nooks and crannies to be explored. The paths offer coastal and rocky vistas with breaking waves, plus the symmetry of quaint vineyards on the steep slopes that appear to defy gravity. The locals who nurture the vines have found a number ways to cope with the terrain, and are themselves a photo op. We will also take a boat trip to colorful Porto Venere to the south and be out shooting late, plus take midday breaks at our air-conditioned hotel.
Monterosso al Mare, 4 nights


Day 5  |  Via Barga to the Florence skyline
We'll finish our Cinque Terre photography early on day 5, and then make our way toward Florence. We'll take a route through the northern Tuscan mountains for picturesque Barga, Ponte Maddelena and more. Lastly, we'll shoot the classic Florence skyline image from Piazza de Michelangelo. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
Near Florence airport, 1 night


Day 6  |  Departure day
As there isn't any photography scheduled for the day of departure on this trip, your flight home can be arranged for any time today. Transport to the airport is included unless you’re staying on for a day or more.


Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours


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Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'mildly strenuous' to 'strenuous'
The coastal walks vary from easy to difficult. However, if need be one can get in the best shots in the vicinity of each village, and then take a boat or train to the next village and meet the group there. All boat and train transport is included in the trip cost.

Our clients can dictate their own pace, plus the remainder of the trip is moderately strenuous


Do you need a Visa for travel to Italy?
Travelers from all countries can do a quick check of visa requirements here or here
Our international clients may need to contact the embassy of their intended destination in their own country for a visa. Go here or here


Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $2,575 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip


The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here


Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Train and/or boat transport between the Cinque Terre villages is included in the trip cost


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