No city in the world could be as iconic and original as ‘La Serenissima’, the incomparable Venice. Jonathan Chritchley has been coming to the city for over 30 years, man and boy, and his knowledge of this magnificent group of islands combines with his original, minimalist photographic style is of course of huge benefit to this tour. We stay in the historic Hotel Saturnia, close to St Mark’s Square, and for three and a half days we photograph this fascinating, beautiful city, starting early to avoid the crowds and get the best of the light, returning to the hotel to eat a hearty breakfast. We then set out on a discovery of the real Venice, down the side streets and canals, where a photo opportunity is waiting at every turn. We eat lunch together, perhaps in a sun filled square accompanied by the sound of accordions, then take some free time to wander around the markets, museums and galleries. We then meet later in the afternoon and shoot together some of the famous landmarks - the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, or the church of San Giorgio. We will also visit some of the other islands - Burano with its breathtaking beauty and multi–coloured fishermen’s houses, the Lido with its long sand beach and lovely old hotels. A trip of a lifetime that you will never forget.
Included: 4 nights accommodation, breakfast.Excluded: Flights, other meals.
1 Drop – Minimum level of fitness, light walking, possibly some sand or grass over short distances.
2 Drops – Average level of general fitness, some longer walks, possibly hills and slopes.
3 Drops – Average to good level of general fitness, possible short to medium hikes, hills and slopes.