A fantastic opportunity to explore and photograph one of the world’s great cities. Rome has a unique history and is a dream come true for photographers with a surprise around every corner. The course is timed to visit when the weather is near perfect and prices still low. As well as taking in some of the major sites you'll visit parts of Rome few tourists ever see like the Campo de Fiori market and the bohemian Garbatella district with a Roman English speaking tour guide.
Level: Post beginner/intermediate
I will provide tuition, evaluation and guidance throughout. The services of a professional guide are included on the final day.
Each day will take you to a different part of the Eternal City. From a photographic perspective the emphasis with be on travel photography paying particular attention to street photography, architectural photography as well as the opportunity to photograph some outstanding monuments.
The timings are designed to make the most of the best quality light and to try and avoid other tourists as much as possible! It also gives you scope to do your own thing as this city has so much to offer. Morning sessions will run from 08.00-12.00, evening sessions from 18.00 – 21.00. All timings are approximate and I’m more than happy to do extra sessions e.g. a night shoot.
I’m also able to help out with suggestions for flights and accommodation (see below) and to be a general guide when we’re there, just bear in mind I’m not a travel agent! No admission charges are included.
Day 1 – In the tracks of La Dolce Vita
Morning: The Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
Suggested afternoon excursion: Villa Borghese or shopping on Via del Corso
Evening: Trevi Fountain by twilight, the crowds will disappear the lights will come on and a golden glow will envelope the square. Unmissable!
Day 2 – Medieval Rome
Morning: Campo de Fiori Market
Suggested afternoon excursion: Vatican City
Evening: Piazza Navona
Day 3 – Garbatella
Morning: Guided tour of the bohemian Garbatella district.
The programme is subject to change if I can add some improvements.
Rome is a fairly compact city and most of the time we’ll be walking. You’ll need to be fairly mobile but obviously free to use buses, the metro and taxis if you want to.
Flights and Accommodation
It is up to each student to arrange their own transport and accommodation. This allows you to spend as much or as little as you like. If you want to stay on afterwards it’s a wonderful opportunity to see more of this wonderful city or other parts of Italy.
I recommend looking at www.skyscanner.net for flights.
The course starts on a Tuesday morning so flying out on Monday would make sense. At the time of writing flights ere available from under £60 return.
Please do not book your flight until I have confirmed the course is definitely going ahead.
I'm going to suggest looking for accommodation near the main railway station Roma Termini. There's a lot of choice of good value accommodation and it's well placed. It will also be our meeting place in the morning. Ask if you need any help.
This whole trip has been designed to offer you maximum flexibility with regard to costs. The price for the course is £95.00.
Places are strictly limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.
Please make sure you have understood the terms and conditions.