Private Tours on Demand

Would you like to spend a weekend in a fabulous location, taking photos with the assistance of a professional photographer, on a date of your choice?

Let’s say you are traveling to Italy and would like to include the Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Venice, the Dolomites or some other beautiful destinations in your itinerary. I have tours planned at various times of the year, but maybe you only have a couple days to spare and the dates don’t match.

If that is your case, I’ve got you covered!

I lead on-demand weekend photo tours of the areas mentioned above (and of other areas on request) where you will be accompanied by me personally. I will bring you to the best spots at the best times and teach you how to get those amazing photos you’ve always dreamed of taking.

What I offer you is tuition by a professional photographer for two days (Saturday and Sunday).

What is not included is:

  • Accommodation (but I can help you select the most suitable ones)
  • Meals, drinks, tips and all personal expenses.
  • Transportation.

Let me know your preferred dates and destinations and, if I have availability, I will certainly do our best to accommodate you. I will do a tour as long as I am available and for groups of two people or more.

While I am an expert of the Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Venice, and the Dolomites, having already led several workshops there, I can cover other locations, as long as I am familiar with them (I won’t use your time and money for a scouting trip!) and they are in a radius of 300km from Milan. Just indicate your preferences in the form below.

100% Money Back Guarantee

My base price for a weekend tour to the Cinque Terre is 400€ per person. Prices might differ slightly for other locations. Just ask and I’ll give you a quotation. I strive to be flexible (within reason) so please indicate your desires and I’ll see what I can do.

I offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee on private tours. If for any reason you weren’t satisfied with my skills as a tour leader, I will refund 100% of my fees, as long as you provide a motivation and do it within 30 days from the end of the tour.

If I have piqued your curiosity, contact me now. Fill the form below with no obligation and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

Private Tour Request Form

If you are planning to travel and love photography at any level Ugo can plan a personal tour to fit in with your itinerary! He has a wealth of knowledge to share with you on any subject of photography. Apart from photography (my passion) Ugo provides a total travel experience looking at Italy through the eyes of a local. A life changing trip leaving me totally hooked to book another! Thank you Ugo and yes I will be returning my dilemma is choosing a destination.

Sharon Jackson - Gold Coast, Australia

My husband and I did a workshop with Ugo in Cinque Terre. It was fantastic. Ugo is not only a great photographer, but he is generous with his knowledge, and he offers a great workshop. The group was international, which made the experience even richer.

Gail Ginder - Healdsburg, CA

I contacted Ugo for a private two day tour of Cinque Terre. He immediately responded and we met up in Monterosso. Ugo is an easy going and likeable guy and, as can be seen in his website, a good photographer. He knows Cinque Terre very well since he lives nearby and has conducted several tours in the area. If you have only a few days in Cinque Terre, it makes great sense to contact Ugo and he can take you right away to the good spots and at the right time of the day. I had a great time with Ugo in Cinque Terre and would recommend taking his tours.

Manolo Roxas - Manila, Philippines

After two photo tours with Ugo in Italy, I cannot recommend the experience highly enough – the local knowledge of Italy, partnered with photographic expertise and guidance made for an extremely rewarding photo tour! Ugo guides and mentors you according to your skills, regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced enthusiast. I have come away with greater understanding of the craft and confidence to build my skill set. I am inspired to continue my learning journey to create beautiful images. Thank you Ugo!!!

Kerri Clark - Canberra, Australia

Engaging Ugo for a private photography mentoring weekend helped improve my landscape photography, and gave me an unforgettable experience in Tuscany. He took me to places I'd never have found on my own. He also has the patience of a saint and he never made me feel silly for asking him basic questions. A weekend I'll never forget.

Dianne Bortoletto - Perth, Australia

I booked 2 days with Ugo for photography for a trip to the Dolomites that I was planning with my husband. Ugo was very responsive during the planning of the trip. He was also very flexible for our shooting locations and our general plan which helped me with my travel logistics. We went to some great photo locations in the Dolomites and he showed me some amazing areas that I had never seen before. He clearly knows the area and where to go. I’m very glad I spent those days with Ugo - I would not have made it to those sites on my own. I highly recommend booking a trip with Ugo.

Sharon K. Philpott - Oregon

As I was spending my vacation in the Dolomites I arranged a one day private workshop with Ugo. Although I was a four hour drive from Ugo's home base he willingly made the journey — even though he was heading off to Barcelona first thing the next morning for another commitment. 

Not having any transport or knowledge of the best locations to shoot having someone like Ugo was fantastic — and when you add his knowledge of photography and ability to impart that to his pupil it all added up to an outstanding day. 

I recommend Ugo without reservation.

Peter Wade - Sydney, Australia

When researching a private photography tour to Sicily, we came upon Ugo's website. His gorgeous landscapes and obvious artistic talent compelled us to inquire further. Ugo was extremely responsive to our questions. His English is superb and we quickly were able to come up with dates for a 10 day tour. He spent countless hours planning the itinerary and reserving the B&B's at which we would stay. Prior to the start of the trip, Ugo asked if we would mind if his wife joined us. Of course we said yes, so the 4 of us embarked on a journey around Sicily. We photographed ruins, countless churches, people on the street, sunrises and sunsets. We also had delicious meals together, drank negroni's and sang in the car as we drove from town to town. Not only is Ugo a very talented photographer he is a wealth of information (history, languages, music, food...). He is a true Renaissance Man. Our trip with Ugo and Marilena was special. In the short time together we became friends. Plus we came away with wonderful images and memories. What more can you ask?

Vera and Bernie Hershenberg - New Jersey

We had a fantastic three-day private tour in Val d’Orcia with Ugo. Easy-going and knowledgeable, he filled each day with opportunities to make beautiful photographs, from the iconic cypress trees to the winding roads to the picturesque towns. From sunrise to sunset, he ensured we were in a great location to make beautiful photographs. As an unexpected bonus, he also knows many great places for lunch and dinner. If you want to make photographs in Val d’Orcia, one of the most beautiful places on Earth, choose Ugo as your guide. You’ll be glad you did.

Scott Gilbertson - Slupsk, Poland