The first of my workshop styled Italian Photography holiday courses, is at the ‘Bacco e Bivacco’ Hotel, central southern Italy. Hospitality and respect for local traditions, are strong points of this Italian family run ‘agriturismo’ Country House Hotel. The land it sits on is substantial, with splendid views to the nearby mountain range of Matese. ‘Bacco’ is well located by the foot of Matese Regional Park, near the beautiful mountain town of Castello del Matese. Travelling a little higher on the ‘snake road’ upwards, is the mountain town of Saint Gregorio, at almost 800 metres altitude. The nearest town to ‘Bacco’ of San Potito Sannitico, is a few minutes drive away, as well as being a pleasant walk. The characters I have photographed here are either hotel clients or staff.
Central southern Italy locations
There are so many perfect photo scenarios for my workshop styled Italian photography holiday courses, in this unspoilt region. Far aside from tourism, you will struggle to hear a native English voice all week, well except for mine of course! Explore the nearby walled Roman town of Alife, local markets, waterfalls, mountain villages and the nearby Mountain lake of Matese. Check out my ‘Intro’ for my full photo course overview, as well as my student feedback.
Country house accommodation
This rustic country house is a small comfortable hotel, whilst the bedrooms are all en-suite, simple in style and without frills. We have eaten at Sara’s ‘Bacco e Bivacco’ many times and it is one of our favourite local restaurants. Authentic regional freshly cooked dishes, much of which is made with their own grown produce.
Italian photography holiday courses
My price for the seven night rural Italian photography holiday course, with tuition, is from £890 per person. This is inclusive of breakfast, dinner, as well as a pack lunch if required. Flight and transfers are not included, as the logistics are rather variable. However I have organised transfers as a clickable ‘door to door’ extra and I am happy to advise on planning. As ‘Bacco’ is off the Italian tourist ‘beaten track’, it is essential to have your own vehicle or car-hire. Although the photo locations are reasonably close, you may want to explore the region between photo sessions. If you wish to lunch out, there are plenty of very inexpensive local restaurants, see my blog! Scroll below to see my ‘Booking form’ and to check my ‘Italian photography holiday course’ dates. The next is the 18th May followed by 7th September 2019, and can be reserved with a 10% deposit.