If one picture can tell one hundred stories, your photographs captured in Italy will fill volumes with a noble history, decadent wealth, and breathtaking nature. Uncap your lens and focus on your customizable photography tour of Veneto and the Po Delta, home to Venice and an abundance of wildlife. Witness the traditions of gondolas and capture how the light dances off freshly crafted glass sculptures on Murano. Bask in the images of the morning market and find the perfect moment to photograph...
Venice – Arrive in Venice with an Introductory Walking Tour of the City
Venice is a picturesque city with famous monuments that adorn postcards and posters. Wooden plinths rise out of the Grand Canal, and charming gondolas cruise down secret waterways that bisect the antique homes. Saint Mark’s Campanile soars over the historical city center at more than 320 feet, and the Rialto Market pulses with vibrant local life. Your private transfer will meet you at the Marco Polo International Airport upon your arrival and escort you to the edge of the Grand Canal. Step aboard a private boat to traverse the waters en route to the dock at your beautiful accommodation.
The history and luxury of the Venetian Republic radiate from the opulent design of your hotel, which was once a familial palace. You will be ready to open your camera to capture the elegant marble floors and gilded windowpanes. Your guide will meet you in the lobby after you have had a chance to settle in. The narrow cobbled lands of Venice form an enticing labyrinth that connects the 117 different islands with arched bridges. Your guide will lead you to the Scalzi Bridge, a stone edifice that connects Santa Croce to the Cannaregio district. The structure was built in the 1930s as one of four newer bridges constructed to span the Grand Canal. It is a perfect introduction to Venice as visitors from the rail station often cross the bridge first to reach the city center.
Venice – Capture a Day in the Life of Historical and Contemporary Venice
Venice – See Lesser Visited Venetian Neighborhoods with Cameras Ready
Venice – Explore Tradition and Splendor on the Islands Burano and Murano
Venice – Venture to the Unpretentious Fishing Town of Chioggia for the Day
Rovigo – Discover the Charms of Padua and the Elegance of Rovigo
Rovigo – Experience Italy’s Marvels of Nature along the Po Delta
Venice – Depart for Home
- Capture the luster of Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace on camera as guided by a professional photographer
- Enjoy an immersive experience in the dining and neighborhood culture of Venice while exploring the hidden districts and bacari of the city
- Witness the traditions of glassblowing and fishing during a photogenic excursion to the islands of Murano and Burano
- Visit with craftsmen making traditional gondolas and following in the footsteps of their fathers
- Gather portraits of the charming history of Chioggia during a bicycle tour that takes you from the resort district of Lido across the islands to the quiet fishing town
- Embrace the natural treasures of the Po Delta in search of majestic flora, fauna, and landscape, including flamingoes and spoonbills
- Discover the life and style of everyday Italians in the enchanting and traditional town of Rovigo
Photographs will help you to retell the tales of your travels for years after your journey has ended. This 8-day tour of Veneto and the Po Delta is meant for photography enthusiasts and working professionals, keen amateurs, and first-timers. The history of Venice and the contemporary lives of its locals look remarkably different through the lens. Discover avifauna and marshlands, fishing villages and seaside levees to turn your exploration into a re-livable journey that begins with your arrival at Marco Polo International Airport. Your private transfer will meet you at baggage claim and escort you to your hotel situated on the main island of Venice.
Delight in an introductory guided tour to gain your bearings and provide insight into the discovery tours to come. The next morning, your guide will meet you and your camera after breakfast ready to lead you along the grandeur of Venice’s rich history. Visit the vibrant Rialto Market before continuing to Saint Mark’s Square and the encompassing monuments. The following day, you will traverse the distinct neighborhoods of Venice for an in-depth view of the culture and traditions as preserved in contemporary life. In the evening, you will embark on a tour of the bacari, wine bars that often serve accompanying traditional small plates.
Traverse the Venetian lagoon the next day as you visit the islands of Burano and Murano. The former contains a traditional fishing village while the latter is home to the remarkable glassblowing craftsmen as decreed by the Doge nearly a millennium ago. Travel the beachside walkways from Lido to Chioggia by bicycle the next day to pass levees, fishing villages, remarkable churches, and local ferries along the way. In the afternoon, you will visit a gondola boatyard to watch the workers build the iconic Venetian boat.
The next day, you will take a private transfer to the town of Rovigo, known for its tranquil ambiance, local flair, and authenticity. Visit old structures and a magnificent art museum before you traverse the gorgeous Po Delta Nature Reserve in search of serene landscape and inspiring flora and fauna. Take your time to bask in the beauty and capture the photos that tell the best stories before you return to Venice for the evening. Conclude as your private transfer will escort you to Marco Polo Airport for your flight home.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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