Venice — Venezia in Italian — is one of the classic European cities. Located on 118 islands separated by canals and linked by bridges, Venice lies between the mouths of the Po and Piave Rivers. Dating back to at least the 10th century, this city has many nicknames such as Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City and City of Canals to name just a few.
We love this city with its rabbit-warren of narrow, cobbled streets, little alleys that sneak down to canals, the hustle-bustle of the fish market, the famed Piazza San Marco, the gleam of the gondolas and so on. The architecture is stunning and the light is gorgeous as it bounces from side to side along narrow canals and streets.
Join our photography workshop in stunning Venice during what is often misty, foggy and moody fall. We may even experience acqua alta, those exceptionally high tides (we always make sure we are safe — see Quotable Quotes on the linked page). November is a time when most of the visitors are gone, allowing us to roam the city in peace.
We are delighted to announce that we will have a guest instructor, Mattia Zaldini, winner of several Leica awards. Mattia is one of our alumni, and those who have not yet met him will enjoy his wry sense of humor and charming European manner and, like so many worldly Europeans, he has a great appreciation for fine food and wine and knows all sorts of great places to eat!
There are so many other things to explore and since Mattia works several days a month in Venezia, he well knows the ins and outs of this marvelous locale.
You might stumble into an old bookshop or discover where many of the gondolas are refurbished. Walking along a narrow street you may see a Signora leaning out her fourth-story window and lowering a basket for the postman. You may unexpectedly and delightfully find yourself in a local 'ristorante' where the gondoliers gather, sipping on a morning or afternoon coffee. Wherever you find yourself, you will find endless photographic possibilities.