Dolomiti Photography Workshop

Dolomiti Photography Workshop

Join us in creating authentic Italian photography as we explore the unique landscape and age-old culture of the Dolomites with Leanne Hansen and Lorenzo Acciai!

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the pink, lacy Dolomite mountain peaks will serve as the backdrop for one of the most exciting small-group photography tours Italy has ever seen. At every turn, you’ll see why this remarkable region has inspired a strong tradition of Italy landscape photography, and now it’s your turn to join in. As you tour Italy, your leaders will be The Image Flow instructor/landscape photographer Leanne Hansen and Journey Through Italy’s director Lorenzo Acciai. Lorenzo is a fine art photographer with a strong background in portraiture and Italian street photography. With their individual photographic insights and special access, the instructors will guide you through the breathtaking sights like a local.

A unique experience brought to you by a collaboration between The Image Flow, photo gallery based in Marin, CA. and Journey Through Italy.

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Tour Overview

Day 1-2

We’ll meet outside of customs at Venice Airport and transfer by van to gorgeous Val Gardena. Introductions, trip orientation and welcome dinner will be in our hotel that evening. The following day we will have a short hike (or a van transfer for those that prefer) to Vallonga, where we’ll explore the ancient Wolkenstein Castle. In the afternoon we’ll continue on to the small village of Ortisei, nestled in the heart of the Dolomiti, where we will photograph the art of excellent wood carving tradition.

Day 3-4

Our morning photo workshop will be right after breakfast in the hotel. We’ll then drive to Selva and take the chairlift up to Rifugio Comici, followed by a hike to Sassolungo. At almost 10,000 ft. where we will hike and have a sunset photo shoot. The following day we’ll have a brief photo editing session before driving through the picturesque alpine valley to the Novacelle Abbey for a guided tour and lunch. We’ll continue on to the fairytale town of Bressanone in the afternoon with a guided tour of the town as well as some free time to explore the street and visit shops.

Day 5-6

An early awakening gets us out for a sunrise photo shoot in Vallonga. We’ll then return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast, followed by a photo editing session and lunch. This afternoon we have a cooking lesson. The following day we’ll have a photo workshop and editing session.  Today is a free day which can be used for your special interests: working on photos, hiking, or visiting some of the nearby towns. After an early dinner, we’ll take an evening drive to Passo Gardena and hike to Passo Cir to photograph the dramatic landscape at sunset.

Day 7-8

Today we’ll visit Bolzano, the largest city in South Tyrol. On our way we’ll stop outside of town to photograph the unique and bizarre Earth Pyramids of Renon. In the afternoon we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological museum to marvel at the incredible mummy Ötzi the IcemanThe following day we will have a full day trek to visit three ancient Castles near Missiano. Our walk will be made all the more enjoyable for the wineries and local restaurants we encounter along the way!

Day 9-10

This morning after breakfast we’ll drive to Passo Falzarego, from which we’ll hike up to Rifugio Lagazuoi where we’ll spend the night at the welcoming mountain hutseemingly perched on top of the world, where we can photograph the golden light and the stars over the mountain peaks.

This morning we transfer back to the Venice airport for flights home, or to the train station for personal travel extensions. Arrivederci! Come back to explore and photograph more of Italy with us soon!

Dates and Prices

Trip Cost$6,100 (6-10 members)

Single supplement: $700

*Smaller groups and fewer days option are available upon request

DeparturesSummer: July

Autumn: September

Trip Payment ScheduleAt time of reservation: $500

60 days prior to departure: Balance

Cancellation  Fee ScheduleUp to 91 days prior to departure: No charge!

61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost

46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost

45 days or less: 100% of trip cost

Trip Price IncludesExpert leadership of landscape photographer Leanne Hansen – www.leannehansen.com

and fine arts photographer Lorenzo Acciai – www.lorenzoacciai.com;

Accommodations in comfortable hotels and mountain huts;

All meals included (breakfasts, picnic lunches and dinners);

Wine with meals;

All transportation during the tour (van, bus, boat, ferries, cable car or funicular);

All entry fees to: museums, historic sites and parks;

Trip Price Does Not Include 

Air and land transportation to and from the trip, and individual arrival or departure transfers;

Personal expenses, optional tipping or gratuities to leaders or staff;

Additional hotel nights that may be necessary due to airline schedule changes or other factors;

Travel insurance or passports;

Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages and non outside of group meals, snacks, room service, laundry, etc.);

Clothing and EquipmentYou will receive a detailed list of suggestions for packing upon tour reservation.

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Travel Insurance

Journey Through Italy recommends that you consider purchasing a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. You may have some coverage through your personal insurance plan or credit card services. If not, the travel protection plan we recommend, provided by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, includes coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical Expenses and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay and more. You can purchase complete (comprehensive) coverage, just medical coverage, just travel coverage, cancellation, or any plan which suits your personal needs.

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