This is a fully guided trip based out of Florence, Italy from May 19 – May 25 2013.

We take just 12 people.

The price is $3500 (paid in 2 instalments of $1750). A 50% deposit is due upon booking.

This investment in yourself includes:

6 nights hotel hotel in the 16th century palace Palazzo Guadagni in shared accommodation, 4 half-day group photography workshops with Leela Cyd plus individual assistance, a cooking class at the home of a celebrated Italian food blogger, a private walking tour of Florence, a Tuscan countryside day trip by bike, wine tasting with a sommelier, individual portrait session with Leela Cyd, welcome cocktails, farewell cocktails, 6 breakfast at our hotel, 3 lunches, 5 dinners with wine at the best restaurants in the city. This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable week. Mark “vacation of a lifetime” on your calendar and join us. We have a maximum group size of 12 people.

Accommodation notes: We share rooms cause it fun but if that isn’t your cup of tea then we can book you a private room.  The shared rooms have two people per room in single beds with one bathroom which you share with your roommate. If a private room is what you’re after then we’re happy to arrange that for you. Just add the single supplement fee of $500

This price does not include: your flight to Italy, your transportation to and from the hotel, alcohol and food not already mentioned (most is included), health and travel insurance.


Daily itinerary

Day 1 | Sunday May 19

Arrival day | Check in to hotel Palazzo Guadagni (all guests will be provided with detailed instructions how to arrive at the hotel) | Welcome cocktails with dinner to follow


Day 2 | Monday May 20

Morning photography session | Lunch together in Oltrarno | Afternoon private walking tour of Florence with local guide | Wine tasting with sommelier of Tuscan wines paired with multi-course dinner.


Day 3 | Tuesday May 21

Morning lesson from the panoramic basilica San Miniato al Monte  | Free time for lunch | Dinner together


Day 4 | Wednesday May 22

Guided cycle of Tuscan countryside past olive groves, villas and vineyards with visit to 12th century castle | Country lunch together | Free evening in Florence


Day 5 | Thursday May 23

Morning lesson | Free lunch | Trip to the home of Italian Food blogger Jul’s Kitchen for an evening of cooking, eating and photographing near Sienna


Day 6 | Friday May 24

Morning lesson at San Lorenzo market | Free lunch at market | Free time for market shopping | Individual portraits sessions – your Florence portrait captured by Leela Cyd  | Celebration dinner together.


Day 7 | Saturday May 25

Departure day | Checkout from hotel | Baci & abbracci.


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