Rome Thru the Lens - Private Tour

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Your professional photographic guide will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route. Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten track. Be ready for the unexpected.


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Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes or when your photo guide contacts you directly to make desired changes where possible according to your interest. Choose from four routes:

Hidden Rome or Sunset Promenade

Begin your 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 comes 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.

You will walk to Via dei Banchi Nuovi and discover why the Spanish ambassador spat in his valet's face. The route takes you 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.

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 you 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.

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.

Grand Tour

Starting under the bronze equestrian statue of the Emporer of Marcus Aurelius in the Piazza Campidoglio or in English, Capitol Square and the religious centre of ancient Rome. En route you will Piazza Navona Pantheon, Temple Adriano, Trevi Fountain, and ending at the Spanish steps in the Piazza at the foot to the stairs, Piazza di Spagna took its name from the Spanish ambassador to the Holy See who took up residence there. Some of the techniquies you will learn are:

  • Composition

  • Importance of light, colour and depth of field in the make up of a photograph

  • Looking for detail and isolating it to make captivating images

  • Architectural details and urban scenes

  • Street photography, and looking for subjects and shots from among the crowded streets and squares

  • "Hunting" for interesting subjects by anticipating composition and action that is about to happen

Ancient Rome

Watch the soft light of morning give way to the brilliance of the noon sun; capture colorful piazzas bathed in the brilliant radiance and intriguing shadows of the mid-day light. Walk through history and photograph ancient monuments including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Castel Sant'Angelo, and St. Peter's Basilica, while exploring Rome's picturesque winding cobblestone streets.

This is not only a true adventure and a unique way to visit Rome but also the perfect way to photograph this monumental city in a way most tourists never accomplish. Experience Rome and the unrivaled Italian lifestyle up close and personal while creating a visual banquet of imagery that will satisfy for years to come.


  • Expert Photographer Guide


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

  • Participants must have a basic knowledge of their cameras.

  • Routes may be changed based on local conditions.

  • Tours leave rain or shine.

  • Please wear a pair of good walking shoes, and bring a lightweight poncho in case it rains. A small bottle of water & sun hat is recommended for high temperatures.

  • A lightweight tripod is recommended for evening sessions.

  • Clients who have not booked this activity in conjunction with a hotel are advised to provide contact details.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 31 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 30 days or less prior to date of activity.

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