Photography Workshop Retreat in Italy | May 6 -12 , 2017

Join us with Hughes Firoretti Photography for our next photography workshop in Italy. Based in Tuscany, your home for the tour is based in a traditional Italian villa with beautiful outdoor spaces. Arriving Saturday afternoon, you will be treated to a traditional Tuscan dinner and have time to rejuvenate. Sunday morning, you will have time to wake up leisurely or take a yoga class, followed by breakfast and your first photography workshop. You will then have free time to relax by the pool or practice your new photography skills on site or in our quaint Italian village. The rest of the week is filled with photography workshops off site to capture the rolling hills of Tuscany, the antiquity of Montepulciano, endless vineyards, the history of Siena, and nature on our hike to San Galgano. Your retreat ends with a farewell dinner on Thursday evening with the shuttle leaving Monday morning. Yoga classes are offered daily and led by Shelly Happel. 


What's Included

Villa accommodation (shared room with private bath unless otherwise requested)
Use of villa accommodations (pool, wi-fi, etc)
Breakfast and one meal
6 photography workshops
Group shuttle from Florence Airport
Guided hike to San Galgano
Wine Tour with transportation
Walking tour in the city of Siena with transportation

What's Not Included

Personal items, any shopping you want to do!
Additional excursions outside of planned retreat activities
Transportation outside of planned activities and group shuttle to and from Florence Airport. If you desire, we may connect you with other attendees if you would like to arrange any shared transportation together. However, we will not share your contact information without your permission.



$2999 until Dec 31

Cancellation Policy

Your $499 deposit is non-refundable. A $799 deposit is due 90 days before the retreat. The remainder will be due 1 month prior to your trip. Due to the small intimate nature of the trip, we cannot process refunds for cancellations of any reason. We highly recommend getting travel insurance to protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances.


We anticipate selling out of this retreat, please make you deposit or full payment to secure your slot.



"My Italy retreat with 2 of my sisters was a very relaxing and awesome vacation... The dinners made by the villa owners are scrumptiously delicious! Starting and ending the day with yoga made it very restful after sightseeing during the day.. the photography class is an added bonus and our vacation pictures just came out spectacular . I'll recommend this vacation to my friends and families and will do it again!" Geal I.
"Ignite Your Bliss retreats are really that and then some. Accomodations and food are great and excursions are fantastic, well planned and executed!" Gail G.
"Melissa hosted a Tuscan Villa Yoga retreat & Creative Writing Workshop heart opening combo in May 2015. The process of writing during and after a yoga class adds another dimension to self awareness and release. Then we had ShellyYoga, a fun and therapeutic approach to exploring what our bodies needed to realign. It was as relaxing or busy as you choose, with great options for hikes, wine tours and visits to ancient towns. Wonderful memory" Pam K

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