I recently had the pleasure of taking part as a guest pro in M&M Photography Tours’ Best of Italy photo tour. In the past two weeks this has led me, together with M&M’s founder Mike Gulbraa and some wonderful guests, to some of my favorite locations around my home country.
We visited Venice, Burano, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, the Cinque Terre, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Rome, exploring the best spots each location has to offer.
This article is a visual illustration of the second part of that journey. You can find the first part by clicking here.
The Cinque Terre
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve come to this part of Italy, but I always feel the need to come one more time to experience that perfect moment, when the sun and the clouds and everything conjures to create a stunning visual at my chosen location.
At times, that has eluded me, but on this trip I came really close at least a couple times, like when we were in Vernazza and Riomaggiore, pictured below.
The Amalfi Coast
It’s not easy to get great photos in this region. The most scenic portions of the coastline are facing south-east, so there aren’t many great sunset spots. and the light during the day can be harsh and unforgiving. This is a but sad, when the scenery is so magnificent.
I would recommend everyone who travels there to take a trip to the island of Capri, which has a lot of beautiful scenery to offer, and try to be there at the edge of the day.
All in all, I didn’t get any killer shots this time, but I’m already planning to return at least once again next year, so I still have hopes.
We completed our tour in Rome and no ending could have been more visually exciting. I always love photographing in Rome. The city never fails to deliver and I feel like I could offer a one-week photo tour in Rome only and never run out of subjects to shoot. Who’s with me?
Me and Mike will be back again in Italy next May, for the second edition of our Best of Italy photo tour. We modified the itinerary to include more of Tuscany and minimize transfer times, so we believe we’ve made it even better.
Check out the tour’s page and let us know you’d like to come. Spots are limited!