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Sibillini mountains, Le Marche, Italy
+39 339 700 3885

5 day photography course in the Sibillini mountains.
Would you like the opportunity to improve your photographic skills in the company of a professional photographer in Italy’s Le Marche region? Explore the stunningly picturesque scenery of the Sibillini Mountain National whilst taking many memorable photographs.

This short break is designed to introduce those with an interest in photography, of whatever level, to the beautiful landscapes of our National Park, whilst having first class advice available from professional photographer, Giorgio Tassi.

This photography course will also enable you to learn about the fantastic nature of the area and what the National Park has to offer. Excursions will take you to the famous high plains of Castelluccio, the breathtaking Mount Sibilla, shrouded in mystery and legend, and the Gola Infernaccio, or Hell’s Gorge, which leads through ancient beech woodland to a little church hidden high up in the mountains.

You can choose to arrive on a Saturday to begin your photography course and depart the following Wednesday, or, if you wish, extend your stay until the following Saturday and enjoy a few days of relaxing and doing your own thing.

Programme Includes:

5 days and 4 nights self catering accommodation, or one week by arrangement
Classes and instructions from professional photographer Giorgio Tassi
Excursions to the National Park for photography sessions
Visits to other places of interest, locations dependent on weather
A viewing and discussion of photographs taken during the course

The region of Le Marche is the perfect holiday destination for the discerning visitor. It is one of Italy’s last remaining secrets, an area whose rich cultural and artistic heritage deserves much more attention than it gets. Here, as Moreno will tell you, the pace of life still follows the tempo of the land and its seasons. The inhabitants’ maintain thier love and respect of a traditional way of life and their desire to preserve ancient crafts and gastronomic traditions makes Le Marche a truly unique place to visit.

The timing of the breaks in May, June, September and October has been designed to take advantage of seasonal opportunities, for example, the explosion of colour in Spring, the famous lentil crops at Castelluccio in Summer, the observation of migrant birds and the spectacular colours of Autumn.

If you are already here or have booked a holiday we can arrange for you to participate in this wonderful photography and nature break without having to change your accommodation.

Giorgio Tassi
Giorgio Tassi is a professional photographer, born in the historic town of Amandola and has recently produced the widely-acclaimed book ‘The Sibillini Mountains’. Amongst his long list of accomplishments he has: acted as in-house photographer for a large editing house, producing photos for books on ‘Olives and Oil of the Marche’, ‘Vineyards and Wine of the Marche’ and ‘Olive Oils of Italy’.

He has been photographer for three historical and artistic volumes for the Provinces of Fermo and Ascoli and he has produced photographic archives for the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains and several other regional organisations. Giorgio Tassi has been a photographer for several of the annually-produced National Park calendars as well as for calendars of various other local organisations.

Giorgio also has 30 years mountain experience with the Italian Alpine Club and he is a professional mountain guide and National Instructor of crosscountry skiing. Giorgio speaks English and will be accompanied by his English wife, Susy. They are knowledgeable enthusiasts of the nature of the region, particularly of the birds and mammals. With them you can discover some of the most beautiful and enchanting locations in the Sibillini Mountain National Park.

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    You will stay in either a country house or a villa and your accommodation will be self-catering.

    On days when you go out on an excursion you will be expected to bring a packed lunch and all other provisions you may need. We can, of course, advise you on the best places to shop for food, drink, local produce, arts and crafts, books and anything else you might need.

    If you don't want to cook in the evening we can give you a list of excellent local restaurants.
    Duration: 5 Days, 4 Nights

    Day One: Saturday - Each course begins on a Saturday afternoon.

    On arrival you will be welcomed with refreshments in your accommodation followed by an introductory briefing.
    The rest of the afternoon and evening you are free to unwind and settle in.

    Day Two: Sunday

    One hour photography lesson
    Question & answer session
    Excursion to the National Park
    Free visit to the Anthropological Museum in Amandola
    Summary of the days activities with a viewing and discussion of photographs
    Evening free

    Day Three: Monday

    One hour photography lesson
    Question & answer session
    Excursion in the National Park
    Summary of the days activities with a viewing and discussion of photographs
    Evening free

    Day Four: Tuesday

    One hour photography lesson
    Question & answer session
    Excursion in the National Park
    Summary of the days activities with a viewing and discussion of photographs
    Evening free

    Day Five: Wednesday

    Depending on departure times there will be a breakfast buffet or brunch followed by a debriefing.
    Question & answer session
    Excursion in the National Park
    Summary of the days activities with a viewing and discussion of photographs
    Evening free

    Travel to and from all activities will be via your own transport.

    In case of bad weather alternative options will be decided. These will include the beautiful historic city of Ascoli Piceno (the provincial capital), the renowned art gallery of Montefortino along with its museums of sacred art, the hill town Montefalcone and its famous fossil museum.

    A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 13 people can attend each Break.

    Le Marche
    The Le Marche region is a culturally rich area, divided into four provinces by four river valleys in a remote part of Italy. Much of Le Marche is, as yet, undiscovered by the crowds ensuring that the land and villages remain quiet and untouched. Its strategic location makes it a perfect spot for reaching all the most important destinations of central Italy including Florence, Siena, Assisi, Perugia, Urbino, Gubbio, and Ravenna. The Le Marche region lies on the eastern side of central Italy, between the Adriatic Sea and the majestic Apennine Mountains and has enough attractions to keep visitors busy for years. Admire the masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, hike across uncharted mountains or hunt for the best catch of the day in a Mediterranean fishing port. It is still possible to experience a taste of old-world cuisine and culture in Le Marche, an area still unsullied by mass tourism which makes it a very intriguing place to visit. The Marchigiani, the people of the Le Marche region, are hard working, warm and friendly. Known for producing quality merchandise in textiles and leathers, they have also developed special niches in artisan industries such as high quality handmade paper at Fabriano and musical instruments at Castelfidardo. Olive trees, fresh vegetables and vineyards are plentiful throughout the region also. Many seaside resorts stretch along the extensive of Adriatic coast, making it a relaxing destination for summer vacations.

    Ascoli Piceno
    Surrounded by mountains and natural parks, the town of Ascoli Piceno has been inhabited since pre-Roman times. Legend has it that a woodpecker led prehistoric settlers to the site, thus bringing about the town's foundation. Ascoli Piceno's historic center is rich in churches, palazzi and other important monuments. In particular, the town's central Renaissance square, Piazza del Popolo, is considered one of the most beautiful in Italy. This piazza, which acted as the forum in Roman times, is dominated by the Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo, which was burned to the ground during a local feud in 1535 and completely rebuilt ten years later. You can also visit Le Marche's second largest art gallery inside the 17th-century Palazzo Comunale situated in Piazza Arringo, or Ascoli's cathedral in the same square.

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