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Itinerary

"Plated Stories"

Telling a Story Through Words and Images

Food Writing and Food Photography Workshop

Jamie Schler and Ilva Beretta, Instructors

May 22 - June 1, 2014


Thursday, May 22 - Arrival in Tuscany! Welcome Food Writers, Food Bloggers and Food Photographers!

  • Students arrive in Florence – Pick up time: 1 p.m.- Please plan your flight accordingly!
    Your flight should arrive no later than 11 a.m. in order to get through Customs.
  • 8:00 p.m. -  Welcome Dinner at Le Casacce hosted by Tuscan Muse

Friday, May 23 -  Class

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Morning Class:
    • Photography- The Good vs. The Bad, The Importance of Light
    • Writing- What is Writing? What is Storytelling? Good vs. Bad, Exploring Your Voice and Style
  • 1:00 p.m. -  Lunch at Le Casacce*
  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Afternoon Class
    • Photography- Continued Discussion: The Good vs. The Bad, The Importance of Light
    • Writing- Continued Discussion: What is Writing? What is Storytelling? Good vs. Bad, Exploring Your Voice and Style
  • 8:00 p.m. -  Dinner at Le Casacce

Saturday, May 24 - Pienza

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 9:30 a.m. -  Board Vans for Pienza
    • Lunch on your own in Pienza
  • 3:00 p.m. - Board Vans for Le Casacce
  • 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Afternoon Class
    • Photography- The Importance of Props
    • Writing- Finding Inspiration and Breaking Barriers
  • 8:00 p.m. - Dinner at Le Casacce

Sunday, May 25 - Class

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 9:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. Morning Class:
    • Photography: Inspired by Moods, Composing a Photo 
    • Writing: Creating a Mood and Writing the Senses: Vocabulary and Language
  • 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own at Casacce*
  • 3:00 p.m.- 6 p.m. - Afternoon Class:
    • Photography: Inspired Moods, Composing a Photo 
    • Writing: Creating a Mood and Writing the Senses: Vocabulary and Language
  • 8:00 p.m. - Dinner at Le Casacce

Monday, May 26 - Class and Cooking with Enrico Casini

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 9:30 a.m. - Morning Class:
    • Photography and Writing Working Together
    • Cooking Class with Enrico Casini
  • 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on your own at Le Casacce*
    • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Afternoon Class:
    • Photography and Writing Working Together: Assignment Around a Theme
  • 8:00 p.m. - Dinner at Le Casacce

Tuesday, May 27 - Class and Sant' Antimo Abbey

  • 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Morning Class:
    • Final Presentation of Monday Assignments and Review
  • 1:00 p.m. - Board Vans for Sant' Antimo Abbey
    • Lunch on your own at Restaurant near the Abbey
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Sant' Antimo Abbey
  • 4:30 p.m. - Board Vans for Le Casacce
  • 8:00 p.m. - Dinner at Le Casacce

Wednesday, May 28 -  Sovana and Pitigliano

  • 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce (Please note early breakfast time.)
  • 8:00 a.m. - Board Vans for Sovana and Pitigliano
    • Lunch on your own in Pitigliano
  • 4:00 p.m.- Board Vans for Le Casacce 
  • 8:00 p.m. - Dinner at Le Casacce

Thursday, May 29 - Montepulciano

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 9:30 a.m. - Board Vans for Montepulciano
    • Lunch on your own in Montepulciano
  • 4:00 p.m. - Board Vans for Le Casacce
  • 8:00 p.m. - Dinner at Le Casacce

Friday, May 30 - Siena

  • 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce (Please note early breakfast time.)
  • 9:00 a.m. - Siena
    • Lunch on your own in Siena
  • 4:00 p.m. - Board Vans for Le Casacce
  • 8:00 p.m. - Dinner at Le Casacce

Saturday, May 31 - Castelnuovo Dell'Abate and Montalcino

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 9:30 a.m. - Board Vans for Castelnuovo dell'Abate and Montalcino
    • Lunch on your own in Montalcino 
  • 4:00 p.m.- Board Vans for Le Casacce
  • 8:00 p.m. - Farewell Dinner at Le Casacce

Sunday, June 1 - Departure for Florence Airport

  • 7:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Le Casacce
  • 8:00 a.m. - Board Vans for Florence Airport
  • Students to Florence airport by 10:30 a.m. - Please do not plan a departure flight earlier than 12:00 p.m.

* Please note that Lunches are not included in the price of the workshop. The charge for lunch at Le Casacce is 15 Euros, excluding beverages. All Lunches are optional.

This itinerary is tentative and subject to change depending upon weather, etc.

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