An amazing photographic experience which will take you off the beaten track and give you a rare and unique view of Rome.
During the tour you will learn how to get the very best out of your camera. We will focus on Rome’s amazing architecture while all along you learn to improve your skills and techniques.
With the technical support and the aesthetic guidelines of a professional photographer, you will discover the secrets behind taking the perfect picture.
The EUR district, The Celio neighbourhood, the Aventine area and Gianicolo Hill.
Maximum: 6 people
From April to October:
Monday-Friday 10.00.-13.00 and 17.00-19.00
Tours must be reserved in advance together with the booking of the room either at the front desk of the hotel.
Tours follow the cancellation policy of the hotel.
Every attendee has to participate with his own photographic equipment.
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or to talk with the hotel staff if you have any questions.
The EUR district
The architecture of EUR, located in the south of Rome, and featured in such films as Michelangelo Antonioni's L'eclisse, La dolce vita by Federico Fellini and Bernardo Bertolucci's movie The Conformist, is a perfect symbol of Italian Rationalism.
Route: Nuovo Centro Congressi, Palazzo dei Congressi, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini, Istituto Centrale per la Demoetnoantropologia, Palazzo degli Uffici, Palazzo della Civiltà italiana.
The Celio neighbourhood
Celio, one of the seven hills of Rome, is a rione with a strong history and is located steps away from the shadow cast by the Colosseum. In ancient times the area contained temples and villas. Now it maintains a much loved and quiet atmosphere.
Route: S.Clemente, S. Silvestro ai 4 Coronati, S.Stefano Rotondo, Santa Maria in Domnica, Arco di Dolabella, Clivo di Scauro, Basilica S. Giovanni e Paolo, S.Gregorio al Celio, Villa Celimontana.
The panoramic view from the top of the Gianicolo Hill, just above the Vatican and Trastevere neighbourhoods, will take your breath away. The area is full of Roman landmarks such as Fontanone and the Belvedere and some scenes from La grande bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino were shot there. Simply beautiful and romantic.
Route: Piazzale Garibaldi, Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, American Academy, Piazzale San Pietro in Montorio, Santa Maria dei 7 dolori, S.Giovanni della Malva, Piazza Trilussa, Ponte Sisto.
Aventine, just south of the Circus Maximus, is home to some of the loveliest streets and corners in Rome. Thanks to its small size and exclusivity, it is possibly the greenest and most charming of the seven hills.
Route: S.Prisca, S.Sabina, S. Alessio, Giardino degli Aranci, SS. Bonifacio e Alessio, S. Anselmo,
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta.
Francesca Pompei was born in Rome in 1978. In 2004 she graduated with honours in Philosophy from La Sapienza University and in 2007 she obtained a Certificate of Proficiency in English from University of Cambridge. She is in the board of the National Association of Professional Photographers of Italy and she is a member of Orvieto's International Photography Fund and CPS-Canon Professional. Her work experiences include AP-Associated Press Agency in Rome, advertising campaigns for Sony, Nissan and the Cannes Film Festival as well as various TV and cinema location shoots in Rome. She has been commissioned by the State of the Vatican City to produce a photographic book about the Vatican Gardens and Fountains. Her works have been featured in important international exhibitions such as the Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 and 2013, the Armory Show 2013 in New York and Affordable Art Fair New York City 2014. In June 2013 she became an official photographer of PhotoVogue, having been selected by the editorial staff of Vogue Italia. In January 2014 she got certified to UNI, in compliance with National Requirements and signatory of EA, IAF and ILAC mutual Recognition Agreement, for both Commercial and Fine Art Photography activity.