Re: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view

From: Susan Huber ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 12/10/04-07:26:07 AM Z
Message-id: <006101c4debb$cf13f9e0$c591c8cf@ownereb7xeo44n>

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jonathan Bailey
    Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 5:52 AM
    Subject: RE: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view


    For my money (also read value for dollar) I'd head to the south of Italy - particularly Puglia, and then right down to the heel of the boot. From a photographer's point of view especially I'd put Matera at or near the top of the list. And, Sienna doesn't hold a patch to Lecce in my book. I'd also suggest places like Gallopoli (in the arch of the foot) and Trani (looking out on the Adriatic). IMHO Tuscany, while admittedly very beautiful in a calendar sort-of-way, has become a caricature of itself - a sort of food and wine theme park.... (The food and wine in Puglia, BTW is excellent!!)

    As for which camera to bring - don't kill yourself over the choice. Bring a camera and film you know and understand well - then lots of take pictures.

    Happy Trails!

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Susan Huber []
      Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 12:23 AM
      Subject: Re: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view

        Thank you , Jim- I will use the Fuji 6 by 9 as it is light although the 8 by 10 is my favouright size..
        Thank for the suggestion of beautiful areas to visit.
        Always, Susan
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: Jim Strain
          Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 8:36 AM
          Subject: Re: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view

          Susan: I traveled in Italy with a Mamiya 7 rangefinder and a small, light 'pod (a carbon-fiber model that was really strong and really light). Seemed to me ideal because I backpacked with it and still got nice large chromes. I do not have suggestions other than we found that staying outside of San Giminiano (sp?) in a villa was lovely and using Florence as a home base for Tuscany seemed to work well too. From Tuscany, it was eay to train/bus to various small places for day trips or to rent a car or to hire a driver. Hope this helps. Jim
            ----- Original Message -----
            From: Susan Huber
            Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 8:20 AM
            Subject: travel in Italy- from a photographer's view

            Dear List;
            I hope I am doing this right... I am enquiring as to whether there are Italian photographers on this list that could advise me/ other travellers recommending nice, small cities for 2 weeks in Oct. 2005.
            I don't want to stay in 4 star accommodations-(no hotels) and wish to find out about type of camera (is the 6 by 9 ideal) that is easy to travel with.
            I like Umbria and or; Tuscany areas.
            I know this a big request- any suggestions are very much welcomed.

Received on Fri Dec 10 07:26:27 2004

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