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Welcome to Tuscan Muse

Tuscan Muse workshops and tours offer deep immersion into the culture and beauty of Tuscany.  We offer the very best combination of price, cuisine, accommodations and sightseeing opportunities available for workshops and tours in Tuscany.

Our Workshops - Find Your Muse!

Tuscan Muse offers culinary, artistic, photography, music and writing workshops in this land known for the presence of Muses. Tuscany has been a place of artistic creation for centuries. Throughout history, artists have been inspired by the presence of Muses in their lives that motivated them to create their best work. Tuscany is the perfect source of inspiration. It is a place that promotes the very best work from artists, photographers, chefs, writers and musicians and for anyone looking to spark the flame of their creativity. Tuscan Muse provides the space and the instruction for understanding yourself as the creator of your work, giving you a haven for experimenting and allowing your artistic vision to take form. Once you have experienced the burst of creativity inspired by being in Tuscany, you will understand that it is impossible for your Muse to be elusive in this enchanted land.

The Tuscan Muse workshop instructors are the best in the industry. We take great pride in the fact that you will not leave a workshop without having had both the experience and the education of a lifetime. You will truly know what it means to have your Imagination Inspired by Italy as only a Tuscan Muse Workshop can provide.

Our Tours - Discover Tuscany!

Tuscan Muse offers creative tours that provide the opportunity to see Tuscany from every angle, from large cities to small villages. Tours designed for specific interests such as photography and painting are often planned. Tuscan Muse knows the best places to go for incredible subject matter and where to find the famous light of Tuscany, often far away from the beaten path of areas filled with tourists. Your days are filled with discovering Tuscany and your nights are filled with the warm hospitality and the fine cuisine provided by either Enrico Casini of at Le Casacce or Silvia Guerrero at Le Citte, our homes in Tuscany.

Our Private Tours and Events - Designed Especially for You!

In addition to workshops and creative tours, Tuscan Muse is also delighted to offer private tours and events created especially for your needs. Private tours designed for specific interests such as painting and those who want to travel to distinct areas of Tuscany with a specific group of people are a favorite way to see Tuscany. Tuscan Muse also hosts corporate retreats, weddings, honeymoons, vow renewal ceremonies, family reunions, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations.

Arranging a private tour of Tuscany or an event is simple. All you have to do is to contact Tuscan Muse and let us know the dates that you would like to visit, the specific places in Tuscany that you would like to see and the number of people included in your group. Tuscan Muse will pay attention to every detail in providing you with the ultimate private tour, event or celebration. Read more about Events Designed Just for You!

Tuscany, Italy Food Writing and Food Photography Workshop

"Plated Stories" - Telling a Story Through Words and Images
May 22, 2014 - June 1, 2014

food prepared for the plated stories workshop

Instructors: Jamie Schler Author of Life's a Feast, Plated Stories and a contributor to Huffington Post Food

Ilva Beretta Author of Lucullian Delights, Plated Stories and a contributor to Italian food magazines Sale & Pepe and Alice Cucina

Plated Stories is a Food Writing and Food Photography workshop aimed at food bloggers, food writers and food photographers. You are invited to immerse yourself in the art of writing and photography, whether for your blog or for professional pursuits, and to strengthen your writing, styling and photography skills. This workshop promises to fuel your creative energy! The mastery of both writing and photography skills will be pursued individually, yet this workshop is aimed to show how the two work together to create a better story and have a greater impact. The program will encourage writers to think more visually and photographers to see objects in a different way by describing them verbally.

This Food Writing and Food Photography Workshop in Tuscany includes visits to Pienza, Sant' Antimo Abbey, Sovana, Pitigliano, Montepulciano, Siena, Castelnuovo dell' Abate, Val d'Orcia and Montalcino!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Plated Stories, the Food Blog, which just won the Best Photo Based Culinary Blog by ICAP (International Association of Culinary Professionals)!

BIG NEWS: Plated Stories has been nominated for Best of the Blog Award by in the category for Best Writing! Congratulations to Jamie Schler for the nomination! We are grateful and blessed to have Jamie has the Food Writing Instructor for this workshop! 

Read More About Our Tuscany, Italy Food Writing and Food Photography Workshop 

Tuscany, Italy Landscape and Travel Photography Workshop

"Tuscan Exposure" - Landscape and Travel Photography with Bryan Pereira
June 1, 2014 - June 11, 2014

photography workshop photo by instructor

This workshop is designed to give you an insider's look into the exciting world of Landscape and Travel photography. The course is suitable for all levels, from beginning photographer to professional. Basic and advanced topics will be covered with a focus on Landscape and Travel, including the stunning architecture found throughout Tuscany. Photographer Bryan Pereira brings his many talents to Tuscan Muse for an unsurpassed learning opportunity. His images are used by a number of agencies, including National Geographic, Getty Images, the BBC and ITALIA magazine. This is a unique opportunity to learn from an award-winning, published photographer while being immersed and inspired by the timeless beauty of Tuscany.

This Photography Workshop in Tuscany incudes visits to Sant' Anna in Camprena Abbey, Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Daniel Spoerri Garden, Sant' Antimo, Abbey, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Orbetello, Porto Santa Stefano, Porto Ercole and Montalcino!

Read More About Our Tuscany, Italy Landscape and Travel Photography Workshop

Tuscany, Italy Language Workshop

"That's Italian!" - Language Workshop in Collaboration with Cultura Italiana Arezzo
June 12, 2014 - June 21, 2014

cortona in tuscany where italian is spoken

This language workshop in Tuscany, Italy is designed for beginning Italian language students. Cultura Italiana Arezzo is a school well known for its successful Italian language courses. The school is a member of Eduitalia, under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy. It is also a member of ASILS , the Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language which is designed to guarantee the quality of instruction and professional level of services offered to students. Tuscan Muse is pleased to collaborate with Cultura Italiana Arezzo to offer you this Italian language course filled with both learning and seeing some of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany.

This beginning Italian language course in Tuscany includes visits to Sant' Anna in Camprena, Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Sant' Antimo Abbey, Montalcino, Santa Fiora, Orbetello, Porto Santa Stefano, Porto Ercole, Sovana, Pitigliano and the Daneil Spoerri Garden!

Read More About Our Tuscany, Italy Language Workshop

Tuscany, Italy Cooking Workshop

"Silvia's Kitchen" - Cooking Workshop with Silvia Guerrero
June 22, 2014 - July 2, 2014

food prepared for cooking workshop

In this cooking workshop Master Chef, Silvia Guerrero, will teach you the culinary skills necessary to understand and implement basic Tuscan and Italian cooking. Roman by birth, Silvia has vast knowledge and experience in the kitchen. This workshop is based at Le Citte, an agritourismo owned by Silvia and her husband, Michele. The kitchen at Le Citte is state-of the-art and was planned with teaching students in mind. Silvia combines the rediscovery of flavors of the past with the perfect blend of research and innovation to make a unique workshop experience for all of her students.

This cooking workshop in Tuscany includes visits to Santa Fiora, Sant' Antimo Abbey, Montalcino, Sovana, Pitigliano, Sant' Anna in Camprena and Pienza!

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Tuscany, Italy Culinary Workshop

"Cooking with Enrico" - Cooking Workshop in Tuscany with Enrico Casini
September 5, 2014 - September 14, 2014

poppy growing in tuscany

Enrico Casini, is a renowned Master Chef and the protégé of Luigi Veronelli, the Italian gastronome and wine critic. In 1985, Enrico was awarded as one of the seven "Best Chefs of Italy under 35". For six years Enrico authored Guide to the Restaurants of Italy and was the original author of the Guide to the Wines of Italy. This workshop offers the rare opportunity to learn from a master in his own kitchen, to see Tuscany and to be Enrico's honored guest as he takes you on a very personal tour of his Estate on the Tuscan coast. Enrico is passionate about both cooking and wine and enjoys sharing his talents. He is an excellent teacher, who makes the art of cooking both enjoyable and filled with endless possibilities for his students.

This Cooking Workshop in Tuscany incudes visits to Bagno Vignoni, Pienza, Seggiano, Montalcino, Val d'Orcia, Orbetello, Porto Santa Stefano, Porto Ercole, Sant' Antimo Abbey and Castelnuovo dell'Abate!

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Tuscany, Italy- Cloud Computing Workshop

"Business in the Cloud" – Working from Anywhere, Between Countries with Gemma Close
September 18- September 28, 2014

tuscan street in pienza

In this Corporate Workshop you will learn the key strategies to running a small business from anywhere, while traveling or being away from your business in another country. Learn to conduct your work business with ease by using the techniques and recommendations of Gemma Close. This workshop will cover such topics as becoming paperless, organizing your work in "the cloud", training a virtual assistant, the best technology to use, what devices that you need and those that you don't, what to do when the internet is not cooperating, "cloud" storage, email systems, software recommendations, coping in a foreign country, using foreign currency and how to structure your taxes from foreign-based income.

During this Cloud Computing Workshop in Tuscany visits are planned to Pienza, Sant'Antimo Abbey, Sovana, Pitigliano, Daniel Spoerri Garden, Montalcino, San Gimignano, Radicofani, Montepulciano and Santa Fiora!

Read More About Our Tuscany, Italy Cloud Computing Workshop

Tuscany, Italy People and Street Photography Workshop

"Through A Tuscan Lens" - The Art of People and Street Photography with Ulrich Brodde
October 4, 2014 - October 14, 2014

street musician for street photography workshop

In this Photography Workshop you will learn how to heighten your ability to visually tell a story and to experiment with the fundamentals of photography so that the story is enhanced. Ulrich Brodde is a master of creating break through moments for photographers, showing them how to hone their skills to the next level. 

During this Photography Workshop we will photograph in the cities and villages of these incredible Tuscan Jewels: Florence, Sant' Antimo Abbey, Montalcino, Santa Fiora, Sovana, Pitigliano, Pienza, Siena and The Tuscan Coast, including Porto Ercole, Santa Stefano and Orbetello!

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Tuscany, Italy Photography Workshop

"Maximum Exposure" - Photography Workshop with Bryan Pereira
October 17, 2014 - October 26, 2014

horizon with people in tuscany

Whether you're looking to turn professional or a beginner wanting to make the most of your gear this is a unique opportunity to fast track your skills. Our small group size of six to eight guarantees you tutorial, workshop and review time with our published, award-winning photographer Bryan Pereira. His images are used by a number of agencies, including National Geographic, Getty Images, the BBC and ITALIA magazine.

This is a well-rounded and strategically planned Photography Workshop that includes every possible venue: large city, seascapes, the countryside for landscapes, 3 Abbeys, some of the oldest medieval villages in Tuscany and a fabulous outdoor sculpture garden. Whether your photography interest is in Architecture, Travel, Landscape, Portrait, Street or Nature photography, this workshop will provide you with limitless opportunities for fantastic shots!

During this Photography Workshop in Tuscany visits are planned to Sant' Antimo Abbey, Val d'Orcia, Sovana, Pitigliano, Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Sant' Anna in Camprena, Pienza, Orbetello, Porto Santa Stefano, Porto Ercole and the Daniel Spoerri Garden!

Read More About Our Tuscany, Italy Photography Workshop

Custom Events in Tuscany, Italy

Events Designed Just for You!

sunset in the valley

Through Tuscan Muse and our collaboration with Le Casacce and Le Citte we are able to offer private tours, corporate retreats, weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations. All that you have to do to start planning your event is to let us know the dates that you would like to visit, the specific places that you would like to see in Tuscany and the number of people included in your group. We will take care of the rest!

Remember, at Tuscan Muse we provide:

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • All ground transportation to the places that you want to see
  • All breakfasts
  • Unforgettably delicious four-course dinners 
  • Accommodations at Le Casacce or Le Citte, both beautiful Tuscan estates.

Read More About Our Custom Events in Tuscany, Italy

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    “First of all we want to say a very big THANK YOU for all the work you put in for everyone. We enjoyed the workshop very much, and in all these things it is the people who make the difference. Added to that, the food was very good and the setting was one of the best. It was all made possible by you Linda."
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