Dawn or Dusk Photography Workshop San Quirico

Golden Hour Val d'Orcia

During this Landscape and street photography tour, you’ll be shooting at a number of the most iconic locations in Tuscany’s enchanting Val d’Orcia. To begin with, we shall meet and have a welcome drink at Caffè Dante in Via Etruria, San Quirico.

After understanding the photographic aims of the guests, we then choose between Podere Belvedere or Capella Madonna di Vitaleta as the first location to create memorable captures at dawn or dusk, as might be the case.

When we have completed our image creating we return to San Quirico for breakfast. Once ready, we head into the walled town of San Quirico capturing street images in and about the well-preserved squares and medieval alleys. We will take time to appreciate the beautiful Romanesque Collegiata, San Quirico’s cathedral, Palazzo Chigi and the churches of Santa Maria and San Francesco.


The village is blessed with the Horti Leonini gardens, a fine representation of a classic Italian garden and her adjacent park. This tranquil garden, dating back to 1581, with her sublime geometry, often has various art exhibitions, throughout the year, creating further shooting opportunities and is at her very best as light falls towards the end of the day.

Leaving, San Quirico we shall head over to Loc Terrapille, where director Ridley Scott filmed Gladiator and set up for a final landscape photography session of the day.

Times: 0500 - 1330 or 1530 - 2100

Meeting Point

Caffe' Dante Di Bonifacio Marcello
Via Etruria, 10
53027 San Quirico 
D'orcia, SI 

Latitude & Longitude: 43.059694, 11.606197

Arriving by Car from Roma
Take the A1 Chiusi-Chianciano Terme exit and follow the signs towards Chianciano on the SS146. After four kilometres take a left and immediate right signed SS2 Cassia. After a kilometre turn left at the end of the road and then left again after 500m onto the SP40 direction S. Quirico. After 5km's turn right on the SP53 follow the road to the junction with the SR2 and turn right, leading to S.Quirico.

Arriving by Car from Siena:
Take the Cassia SR2 south from Siena to San Quirico.

Arriving by Car from Milan:
Take the A1 Valdichiana exit, follow the signs to Pienza along the SP327 to Torrita di Siena. Take the left fork onto the SP15 at the end of the SP15 turn right onto the SP146 and follow the signs to Pienza and San Quirico.

Cost of the Workshop £150 per person