The Province of Florence, situated in northeast Tuscany, covers terrain with different geographical and environmental characteristics, including Mugello in the north, Montagna Fiorentina, Valdarno, part of Chianti and Empolese-Valdelsa.
In a basin crossed by the Arno River, stands the magnificent Metropolitan City of Florence.
Tuscany’s capital, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, brimming with historical relics and artistic masterpieces by the greatest masters of Humanism and the Renaissance.
These creative geniuses left an indelible mark on the world’s architecture and art; Giotto and Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and Vasari, Michelozzo and Leon Battista Alberti, just to mention a few.
It is said that, of the one thousand most important European Artists of the second millennium, three hundred and fifty lived or worked in Florence.
Annually, Florence, unanimously recognised as the cradle of the Renaissance, attracts Italian and foreign photography enthusiasts alike, capturing marvellous churches, sumptuous buildings, and museums that make it so unique.
The city’s charm also extends to its territories, starting with the natural amphitheatre created by Florence’s surrounding hills, here unique places, such as the small towns of Fiesole, offering a magnificent panorama of the city, and Certosa del Galluzzo.
This entire area is made up of stunning landscapes including the Chianti Valley, where visitors follow numerous art or wine and food itineraries, and other areas, from Mugello to Valdarno, that hold a wide variety of surprises including ancient castles, Medieval rural churches, and villas.
Wherever one turns, historical towns and art treasures make this province an endless paradise for those who are ready to explore photography.
You will be in an absolutely unique province, where nature and culture interweave as in a dream. Each and every town, ready to share its own particular features, a rich visual world waiting to be discovered.
Empoli has rich cultural heritage contained within 15th-Century city walls, Sesto Fiorentino home to the famous La Montagnola Etruscan tomb.
Impruneta’s terra-cotta production or Borgo San Lorenzo, with the remains of its 14th-Century fortifications and magnificent church or Castelfiorentino and Barberino Val d’Elsa, amongst many others.
Florentine territory provides a surprising number of itineraries, covering a variety of photographic genres, making a vacation here an ideal occasion to explore this enchanting province.
Far-reaching agricultural landscapes, medieval towns and villages scattered throughout the Province, along with numerous examples of religious art and castles, making this land a photogenic treasure trove just waiting to be explored.
A number of regional parks, offer the chance to enter into close contact with nature, the wood-covered hills and dense vegetation characterising the territory, provide an ideal setting for creating images in unspoilt environments.
One place of particular naturalistic value is that which runs through the gullies or Calanches (Badlands) characterising the Castelfranco di Sopra area.
The provinces’ calendar is full of interesting and exciting events, the traditional Florentine Rificolona, a street procession and boat parade occurs along the Arno River in September.
Easter Sunday, in Florence, is the Scoppio del Carro or Explosion of the Cart, in the piazza in front of the Duomo.
Folkloristic events are represented with, the Palio delle Contrade in Fucecchio (June).
We truly believe that every province of Tuscany has something beautiful and unique to offer, as we do your research in advance, you can’t really go wrong, in destinations where you can have everything.
Oh before we forget, if you love food, this is truly the food heaven. Tuscany is indeed the essence of Italy in many ways.
The sheer quantity of subject matter, mixed with a wonderful Mediterranean climate makes this an ideal location to explore your photography, learn new techniques and create lasting memories from your finest photography tour.
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