Palazzo Di Piero

Palazzo Di Piero

Part of the Palazzo Di Piero in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, Sarteano, Italy in October 2012.

I wrote earlier about attending the Italy Masterclass organised by Jeff Medford and taught by Clay Blackmore and David Ziser. Well, this is where the class was held – at the Palazzo Di Piero in Sarteano, Italy. What a beautiful location for a photography workshop!

AD 1599

Parts of Palazzo Di Piero were built as early as AD 1599.

Parts of the Palazzo were built much earlier than others. From the dated stone I found in one of the walls, it seems the early parts of the castle date back to AD 1599. Quite old by any standards! According to one of the current owners, Berenice, the latter parts were built in the 1800’s. The buildings form part of a still working farm that produces beautiful wine and olive oil. I can say from personal experience, both were very pleasing on the palette.

Every morning it was a pleasure to wake up and look out through the open window. What a gorgeous view!

A room with a view

This is the view I woke to every morning at Palazzo Di Piero, Sarteano, Italy.


Photography is about vision; I love making photographs that tell a location’s story – the place, the people and the culture. I'm a photographer with a relaxed approach. I'm an experienced traveller and love teaching others about photography. Images can be made anywhere - right in your back yard or in exotic overseas locations. I can teach you not only to look at your surroundings, but also to really "see" what's there. Photography is more than just pressing a button. It's also about vision. Let me show you how to look, see and capture your world.

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