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Private Morning Rome Photography Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Get your cameras ready for an exciting morning tour of Rome
  • A National Geographic photographer will lead the tour
  • Your guide will give tips and tricks on how to control light and use colour and contrast
  • Take pictures of the main Rome highlights, the piazzas and the streets
  • Listen to fascinating stories and experience Rome through the eyes of the local photographer
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 0800h (08:00am)
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 0930h (09:30am)

    Meeting Point

    The tour starts from the East Side (Piazza Ponte S.Angelo) of the Sant'Angelo bridge.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the Piazza Santa Maria

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Spend an exciting morning in Rome with a National Geographic photographer taking great pictures and visiting beautiful places while enjoying fabulous food and Italian culture. Your multilingual guide on this unique photography tour of Rome will make this a truly memorable experience, offering a rare opportunity to ask the expert about camera techniques used by world-class professionals. Capture the fascinating play of light and shadow as the light can change from minute to minute as the early mist of sunrise gives way to the brilliance of the noon-day sun.

    This specially designed photography tour will help you to discover and experience a city through the eyes of a local photographer.

    Your guide/photographer has an in-depth local knowledge, a passion for the city and for the art of photography.

    Bring your basic film or digital camera and discover how to use it to make great photos and take home memories of a lifetime! Discover the Eternal City’s hidden treasures though the eyes of a real adventurer and world-class photographer. Let each photograph carry your distinctive signature!

    Itinerary

    The tour starts from East Side (Piazza Ponte S.Angelo) of the Sant'Angelo bridge. Since there is no hotel pick-up, you have to make your own arrangements to reach this place.

    You'll learn to use perspective to your advantage and play with light and shadow. You'll also get tips on how to use colour, contrast, and detail to create captivating images. Watch the early morning light give way to the brilliance of the noonday sun.

    We begin our adventure at Ponte Sant'Angelo the chief site of executions in Rome built by the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century A.D. The most celebrated being the 22 year old Beatrice Cenci who was decapitated by the sword along with her step mother in 1599 for murdering their lecherous father. Legend has it that every year on the night before her death, she came back to the bridge carrying her severed head. It appeared in Dan Brown's 2000 novel Angels and Demons, the location was the secret lair for the Hassassin and is the last existing church of the Illuminati.

    We will walk to Via dei Banchi Nuovi and discover why the Spanish ambassador spat in his valet's face. Our route takes us through Piazza Navona and Piazza Pasquino site of one of the talking statues and Via dei Banchi Vecchian ancient street once home to Florentine bankers as well as Via Giulia where there are and plenty of interesting churches.

    We’ll visit Piazza Farnese the setting of Puccini's opera Tosca, with its 16th Century Palazzo and two magnificent fountains made from two giant basins originally from the Baths of Caracalla.

    Then off to Campo di Fiori, where we will see where Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake as a heretic.

    You’ll walk through winding streets and arrive at Palazzo Spada and see Boromino's "perspective" before crossing the Ponte Sisto to Trastevere with its labyrinth of streets, refurbished buildings, art galleries, trendy bars and local atmosphere like Piazza Trilussa a popular meeting place for locals.

    We finish at the Piazza Santa Maria the eponymous church in the square which is thought to be the first Christian temple in Rome. Built on the spot where in 38 B.C. oil sprang from the ground which was said to be a sign of the coming of Christ.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Bilingual photographer and guide (English & Italian)

    Exclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Camera
    • Entrance fee to the Forum
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please email or send an sms the tour operator at least 72 hours prior to start of the tour to re-confirm. Details in your voucher.

    Entrance fee to the Forum (approx €11) is to be paid locally

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.