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La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer

Piazza del Duomo 13, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 347 485 6657
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Beautiful Photography!

We always love stopping into this gallery in San Gimignano when in Tuscany and have purchased... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
love2travel02
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Chicago, Illinois
Nice little studio with decent art to take home

If you are going to kook for decent "souvenirs" of any visit to almost any country, you can never... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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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.
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Piazza del Duomo 13, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always love stopping into this gallery in San Gimignano when in Tuscany and have purchased several pieces for our home. We especially love the striking black and white photographs. They capture the beauty and simplicity of Tuscany in such a unique way.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

If you are going to kook for decent "souvenirs" of any visit to almost any country, you can never miss with looking at a decent gallery with good local artists. This is a good one if you are in the wonderful old city! We really...More

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

'm happy to know that the photo you have purchased in our Atelier is now in a good show in your home. I hope that if you return to San Gimignano, you will come and visit us. Renata

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We have bought framed photographs from this place previously depicting typical Tuscan scenes. the prints are excellent quality as are the frames. Good value too. Recommended.

Thank Mike M
RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to our Atelier and having chosen to buy two of our photographs. We're still waiting for you. Duccio e Renata

Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stop here to see a small collection of photographs by an excellent artists. They are really stunning and presented in various sizes and formats to fit any taste. You pass so many of these kinds of places it is hard to know what is what....More

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your nice words, we hope to see you again in our store. Duccio e Renata

Reviewed 16 October 2016

Duccio Nacci was born and raised in San Gimingnano, and he has an eye for the area. We loved his photos, which he prints on cotton paper to give them a texture. We bought a photo of the view up the vineyard covered hillside to...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Duccio Nacci is Tuscany. He was born in San Gimignano and continues to live, work and thrive in this lovely medieval town. His photography glows with the spirit and the energy of the landscape and the people of Tuscany. He knows the trees, the back...More

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Dear friends, it was a pleasure for me to know you, we spent some nice days together talking about taking photographs and landscapes that I love so much, my land, my passion for a lifetime. I hope you come back again in Tuscany, and I...More

Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Don't think twice and make my mistake!!! Beautiful, breathtaking photographs that will literally stop you cold. Buy buy buy!!!

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2016

Thanks Lucie, beautiful slogan buy buy buy ... not to have regrets! We still come and visit our store and I invite you to see my site! All the best Duccio Nacci

Reviewed 7 April 2016

We purcahsed a photo printed on cotton from Duccio and we love it! He shipped it to NY for us and it arrived just as we saw it in Italy just a week before. The tuscan hillside is beautifully captured in this one of a...More

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2016
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Carissimo cliente, sapere che sei rimasto soddisfatto e che la spedizione è arrivata a casa tua velocemente , ci rende...More

Reviewed 6 February 2016

Whenever I am in San Gimignano I stop by to see what Duccio is doing and generally walk away with one of his pieces. He captures the feel of Toscano as good as anyone can. As a photographer when my work is purchased by another...More

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2016

Dear Mr. Warner, thanks for your nice review, still come back to visit, and I will show you the new photos that I've taken in the last month in Tuscany. See you soon Duccio

Reviewed 8 November 2015

We stopped without planning to purchase but we all did buy one. Both color and black and white were amazing and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Laura L
RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2016

Thank you very much and come back soon to visit us. Duccio e Renata

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Dear Mr. Capeboat, our Atelier is open every day from 10 am to 8 pm, do not require booking. See you later Duccio & Renata Nacci
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