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La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer

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Address: Piazza del Duomo 13, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 3474856657
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I was born in 1967 in San Gimignano, and here I decided to live and...

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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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... read more

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. but do stop here and pick something up reminding you of Tuscany.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the town which looked like a painting. Wonderful photo art.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 roads, the hills and dales, the sheep and their shepherds - both man and dog.... More 

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this review

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 will be ready to make known to you wonderful places to be able to photograph... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 review

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 More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 kind piece of art. It is forever remind us of our Italian adventures!

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Carissimo cliente, sapere che sei rimasto soddisfatto e che la spedizione è arrivata a casa tua velocemente , ci rende... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 professional this is a high compliment and I complement him by owning several of his... More 

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this review

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 More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this review

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

It was quite enjoyable to happen upon Duccio Nacci's Art Gallery while exploring San Gimignano and meet the personable artist and view his works. His photographs of local and other Tuscan sites are beautiful and make a wonderful reminder of the time there. ...

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this review
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Caro David, ti ringraziamo per la tua bella recensione, ci fa sempre molto piacere quando i nostri ospiti ci dimostrano... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Duccio's images beautifully capture the Tuscan countryside and are a perfect souvenir of this gorgeous region. Fabulous selection and great value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

i was actually looking for paintings done by street artistS when I wandered into this art studio. Several photos caught my eye, but I purchased two black and whites of Fiats. The owner was helpful, humble and friendly. I wish we could order online

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this review
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Caro cliente, è stato un piacere averti nel mio negozio e sapere che due delle mie foto adesso sono appese... More 

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