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“Beautiful shop in San Gimignano”

La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer
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Owner description: I was born in 1967 in San Gimignano, and here I decided to live and work.Since I was a young boy, the passion for photography has fascinated me, at the beginning because I felt I was immortalizing happy moments. And as I grew up I felt more and more that this hobby could become a serious occupation. As early as 1997 I had the chance to illustrate catalogues and books in collaboration with several national and international magazines (Conde Nast, Rusconi, Mondatori and others).Now he is looking towards a different type of image: a silent landscape where the human person, even though invisible, is always present and leads us towards a melancholic kind of joy.My first book "Viaggio nella Campagna Toscana" ("A Journey through Tuscan Landscapes") was published in 1998 after long and careful work so as to lead the reader on a poetic and aesthetic journey through the beauty of Tuscany. My wife Renata and I then decided to open a photo shop in San Gimignano, the first of its kind to sell colour and black and white photographs taken by me and printed in my own workshop. Our "La Bottega del Sale", the medieval "Salt Shop"in the Piazza Duomo, was inaugurated in April 2000 where we started this beautiful adventure which has brought us such great satisfaction.My journey as a photographer has grown steadily over the years. Initially I specialised in photographing landscapes, architecture and art. Later I tried to catch the soul of a silent landscape where the human being - even if not visibile - is always there conveying a feeling of melancholic joy. The second book of colour shots was published in 2008, with the title "Toscana dell'Anima" ("Tuscany of the Soul"), a volume of photographs selected together with poems of Tuscan authors of every age, from passionate verses from Cecco Angiolieri and Dante Alighieri to calmer and more ironic poets such as Folgore da San Gimignano and Aldo Palazzeschi. In the meantime, I have exhibited, participated in special events, and shown my work at "Rencontres de la Photographie" in Arles (France) in 2008 and 2009.I succeeded in realizing my first volume in black and white after years awaiting and respecting the flow of nature, in order to be able to photograph a landscape not just in its authentic form, but as my eyes would always like to see it. You must not be in a hurry when wishing to reproduce the sensations that flow through you when seeing a beautiful thing, and so "Toscana, occhi nel Silenzio" ("Tuscany, Eyes in the Silence") was published in 2010.
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Duccio Nacci's shop is a 'must see' in San Gimignano. It's impossible to miss off the main piazza in town - walk up the main street to the top and look to the right. His art is spectacular; his work has appeared on the cover of Conde Nast travel magazine and other top publications. I have several of his black and white prints hanging in our company conference room. Everyone who sees them is amazed at the surreal and dreamy quality he captures in the landscapes.

We asked Duccio to take pictures of our wedding renewal vow ceremony in Montepulciano, Tuscany in September 2013. The results were stunning. Duccio and his lovely wife Renata are almost always at the store. Part of the pleasure is getting to know this wonderful and gentile couple. Additionally, Duccio offers private photo tours of Tuscany - it's on my bucket list for next trip!

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RenataSanGimignano, fotografo at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you for your beautiful review. I had the pleasure of meeting you and your wife and to do a photoshoot for you, for a important event. It was very relaxing, you are two wonderful people
All the best
Duccio e Renata

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visited San Gimignano on a warm sunny afternoon and discovered this wonderful photographer Duccio and his wife Renata. Duccio has an impeccable eye and captures the beauty, and romance of Toscana in his art. He prints his photos on cotton and you can arrange any print in any size and have it custom framed with frames that are made locally. Duccio and Renata were warm and inviting, we ordered two pieces from them and they are to be shipped directly to our home in New York City. If in San Gimignano I would highly recommend taking the time to stop in and pick up a piece they are a beautiful way to remember your visit.

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RenataSanGimignano, fotografo at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

Hi,
Thank you
Togheter we have spent about one hours to choose the photographs for your apartment, you are very lovely and polite person, and you took one of my favorite picture!
All the best
Duccio e Renata

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Duccio picked my fiancé and I up right on time at our farmhouse and we immediately took off to shoot at some of the most stunning places Tuscany has to offer.
Duccio was very knowledgable of the history of the area, and told us interesting antidotes along the way. A very professional driver by the way (as many may know, it can be a little dicey driving some of these roads), very smooth sailing to our destinations.
His shooting advice was invaluable, for a novice photographer at the time I was very very thankful to be given tips and tricks by a professional like Duccio (if you haven't checked out his work, please do yourself a favor - the use of light in his landscape photography is amazing)
After a couple of hours shooting some impressive vistas, Duccio took us to a nice little restaurant (since it was way back in May, the name escapes us!), where he insisted on paying for our lunch. He has a great knowledge of regional wines and local cheeses - all delicious!
My fiancé and I spent 22 days on vacation, starting in Spain ( where I proposed! ), then France and ending in Italy - from this trip, I shot about 1400 photos, and I have to say, I wish it started with Duccio's tour because those photos are still my favorite of all of them, and you can see an amazing improvement from there on. Thank you thank you, Duccio!
If you have the time, stop by his town, San Gimignano (a truly magical town we unfortunately didn't spend enough time exploring) and check out his store.

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RenataSanGimignano, fotografo at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2013

thank you for your long and beautiful review
I think you have good memories of my land
all the best

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

It is the hidden treasures one finds while travelling that set a trip apart and create an adventure for a lifetime. One such hidden gem is the studio/gallery of noted Chiantigino fotograffo, Duccio Nacci. Lot's of "O's" here ( as in OH! ), and his eye for breathtaking composition yields a such a response at first sight. His perspective of the Tuscan countryside truly provides anyone with an appreciation for the color, texture, and light of the region to bring a little bit home from their holiday. Duccio also offers an excellent photography workshop for interested parties where his unique approach to imagery is complemented by his passionate love for the region in which he grew up....don't miss out viewing his extraordinary work!

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2014
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Gent.Le cliente,
sono molto onorato di leggere le tue parole in questa bella recenzione. Grazie infinite Duccio

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We purchased one small print of a striking Tuscan landscape lit by twilight. We consider it a treasure of our trip and intend to revisit the website and order a set of larger prints in the future. Sensational work of a family centered business in San Gimignano. Beautiful work.

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Dear Robert,
It 's a pleasure for us to have had you as our customer and we are very happy to receive these words from you in relation to our work, the love we put into what we've created in the period of these thirteen years, and the beautiful messages we receive our customers honor us and make us truly happy.
If you want to purchase more pictures we will be happy to ship to you wherever you are. Renata e Duccio

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