Photography Holiday in Abruzzo, Italy: Itinerary

After meeting your tutors at the airport, we will head to Abruzzo to the fabulous hilltop village of Santo Stefono di Sessanio.

The group will meet for a welcome drink, find out about the medieval town, and then have dinner together.

The first night will be spent in Santo Stefano at Residenza Latorre.


Day 1

  • - Breakfast in Santo Stefano

  • - After breakfast, the first photography workshop focus on how to get to grips with the fundamental rules of composition  

  • - Picnic / Buffet lunch in Santo Stefano di Sessanio

  • - Late afternoon photography project at the impressive medieval Fortress of Rocca Calascio, as the Sun sets over the Gran Sasso d’Italia

  • - Dinner at the nearby 'Rifugio della Rocca' where our hostess Susanna will treat us to the very best of local specialties

  • - Return to Santo Stefano

Day 2

  • - After breakfast in Santo Stefano, we say goodbye to our hosts at La Locanda Sul Lago and head towards the majestic plateau of Campo Imperatore for a landscape photography session

  • - Then we carry on to reach the classically beautiful Italian town of Sulmona, world renowned for its confetti

  • - A leisurely stroll through this historical village to visit its shops and Sulmona’s busy Piazza Garibaldi towered by the historical Medieval Aqueduct

  • - Photography session to focussing on exposure and shutter speed

  • - Light lunch in Sulmona

  • - Travel to our accommodation, Hotel Villa Danilo in Gamberale, in the Maiella National Park

  • - Arrival at Villa Danilo and Welcome Drink Villa Danilo

  • - Presentation of staff and introduction to the second part of the Photography Holiday

  • - Exquisite dinner at the hotel

  • - Good night’s rest

Day 3

  • - After breakfast we will reach the beautifully restored XIV century watermill Agriturismo Il Mulino di Roio

  • - This idyllic setting by the Sangro river will feature a walk through the woods to spot boars, horses and donkeys for our practice session

  • - The day's tuition will be about aperture and depth of field

  • - Lunch will be alfresco

  • - After lunch and as the shadows lengthen, we return to Gamberale and put on our walking boots to go truffle hunting with a local hunter and his dogs.

  • - Pre-dinner pizza making class, ready to spin and bake in a proper wooden-burning oven and catching the motion of your fellow-photographers on your camera

  • - Excellent dinner at Villa Danilo, we’ll have our own fresh truffles as well

Day 4

  • - After breakfast, we say goodbye to our hosts at Villa Danilo and head towards the beautiful Costa dei Trabocchi

  • - Arrival in the town of Fossacesia and visit to its XII century Abbey of S. Giovanni in Venere overlooking the stunning Golfo di Venere and the oldest olive tree in Abruzzo

  • - Photography session reviewing your portfolio from the last few days

  • - Lunch on a Trabocco

  • - Presentation of individual photography projects

  • - A lovely drive along the coast to reach Pescara airport….arrivederci Abruzzo!


Booking flights is the responsibility of the student attending the holiday