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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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Excellent art and photography

if you are looking for something to remember Italy, and in particulate Tuscany this wonderful shop... read more

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Wonderful personal attention, excellent customer service, and very prompt! Beautiful... read more

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Reviewed 12 January 2018
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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 3 weeks ago

if you are looking for something to remember Italy, and in particulate Tuscany this wonderful shop has some treasures for your long tear memories.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Wonderful personal attention, excellent customer service, and very prompt! Beautiful photographs! Grazie!

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you very much for your visit, I hope to have news from you again. Duccio

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a small gallery in the heart of San Gimignano; I thoroughly recommend you spend a short time here, look at the beautiful art and buy a print. It is a family affair and you will be delighted with the art and the prices....More

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Your words are very beautiful for us! We thank you very much and we hope to see you again in our gallery. Duccio e Renata

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I would highly recommend La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci! My wife and i had the opportunity to visit Duccio and his Bottega in San Gimignano, in November after a recommendation from a family member. Duccio work is so beautiful and captured with awe....More

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thanks David, your words make me very happy. I wish you much happiness for this new year and I hope to receive from you any news yet. All the best Duccio

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This wonderful little shop in the centre of beautiful San Gimignano sells original mounted or mounted and framed photographs taken by its award winning owner and photographer. There are other art works as well including porcelain busts. excellent

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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Thanks for your words, it is a pleasure to know when those who visit our beautiful city also appreciate our photographs. You go back to see us again! Renata e Duccio

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

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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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for coming back to my Atelier, it is always a pleasure for me to read that my photographic works are so appreciated. Thanks for the nice words you've written, I hope to see you again in my shop. Duccio

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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 28 August 2017

'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

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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
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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

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

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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 28 August 2017

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

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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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RenataSanGimignano, Proprietario at La Bottega del Sale di Duccio Nacci photographer, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Dear Krutec, Thank you for your nice review, I hope you can come back soon to San Gimignano, I wait for you! Duccio

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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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