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photo walk

Be the coolest photographer for a day

photo walk

Be the coolest photographer for a day

28 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian
photo walk

Be the coolest photographer for a day

photo walk

Be the coolest photographer for a day

28 reviews
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

Be the coolest photographer for a day with a Vintage Polaroid Camera around your neck and create self-made memories of your trip. At the beginning you'll receive a Polaroid camera from the 80's, a pack of color films and I'll briefly introduce you on how to use them. I'll share with you the tricks I learned in over than 8 years of Polaroid shooting and, once you're set, the fun begins! We'll be exploring the 4 major neighborhoods of Florence to take photos that no one else takes! Yes, one of the aim of the Tour will be to get creative with the Polaroid! The San Lorenzo leather goods district and an hidden courtyard will be good chances for you to break the ice with the camera! Then we'll take a break in Piazza della Repubblica for a candid photo in the belly botton of the city. We'll head to Santa Croce and we'll reach Ponte Vecchio passing by narrow alleys full of pictoresque views. The second half of the walk will be in Santo Spirito, where you'll breath the local atmosphere of one of the coolest neighborhood in town. The view of Ponte Vecchio from a hidden balcony will amaze you, guaranteed! We'll take a break in a lovely, tiny square where I'll offer you a cup of one of the best artisanal gelatos on the planet! You'll learn peculiar stories about the places we'll visit and I'll give you my best tips on how to capture it all on Polaroid.

Your host

Learn more about Francesco

Francesco

I work as a freelance videomaker and social media content creator for local businesses in Tuscany. Telling stories through photos and videos has always fascinated me. I'm passionate about analog experiences, instant photography included! In 2012 I found an old Polaroid camera in a dusty garage, what a find! I quickly improved my skills, practicing with every kind of instant film and camera, taking part on International Instant Photography Exhibitions and spreading the Polaroid word through many cool events in Tuscany. In 2016 I reached 27k signatures on a successful online petition, called "Save Instant Film", on Change.org that helped to find a viable future for a discontinued type of film. Polaroid and storytelling is a cool match and it fits me perfectly. I mixed the words into @polastories, my own, tiny room on Instagram.

What's included

Food
A 100% artisanal gelato
Equipment
Polaroid Camera+Films With the camera, I'll provide a pack of original Polaroid color films (8 pictures)

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Where you'll be

Piazza Santa Maria Novella, The San Lorenzo district, Piazza del Duomo and the nearby tiny streets and squares, Piazza della Repubblica, Mercato del Porcellino, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Croce area with a truly unexpected picture spot, the iconic bridge of Pontevecchio, Santo Spirito district, a stunning hidden balcony on the Arno river, the lovely Piazza della Passera, Santo Spirito square, Piazza del Carmine the ending point

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. No previous photography knowledge is required. If you are a family with small kids and you would like to join the Tour, check out my "Create Family Memories…

More tips

Ideal for single travelers and couples. You would like to enjoy this Tour but there aren't scheduled dates or times that fit you? Just ask me, I'll try to make it happen :)

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Francesco
Be the coolest photographer for a day
28 reviews
From $50/person
28 reviews
From $50/person