Rome Slow Photography Retreat with Rochelle Cheever

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Alma Italia Travel
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11 reviews
May 7 - 14, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12
Rome Slow Photography Retreat with Rochelle Cheever
Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Alma Italia Travel
  • Email address verified
11 reviews

May 7 - 14, 2022
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

A visit to Rome can be an overwhelming experience. What do you see?

Rome is an open museum with over 2000 years of history. Trying to see everything can feel like a race against the clock. You literally can't.

Even though I was raised here and lived most of my life here, I still find new things to discover each time I take my photography walks.

I often see visitors spend seconds or minutes looking at a work of art or a monument and then move on to whatever is next on the agenda.

What happens instead if you spend fifteen minutes, an hour or an afternoon seeing (not just looking) and photographing an artwork in detail?

Because if you want to get to know a work of art (or any subject matter), you need to spend time with it/ or them.

Slow photography is about you and the artwork (person, or any subject matter), allowing yourself time to make your discoveries and connect with them.

As a result, your photographs will be both emotional and beautiful versus what I call "pretty but empty images."

If you want to discover Rome (by a Roman) and improve your photography, you can join me next Spring for this 7 day Slow Photography Retreat in Rome.

Mindful Photography

Mindful photography is taking the process of slowing down to focus on
the now and putting that into practice with your photography.

Taking photos mindfully is less about taking the perfect picture to be shown off and praised and more about taking authentic images, being fully present in the moment, and just plain enjoying the process of photography.

In many ways, mindful photography and slow photography go hand-in-hand.

They both are meant to have the photographer slow down and think of their process to maximize their experience; but where slow photography is more about slowing down to focus on quality over quantity, mindful photography is meant to be an experience of being present in the moment and documenting that experience.

What’s included

  • Accomodation
  • 2 meals per day
    Breakfast and Dinner or Lunch
  • Photography Tuition
    with Rochelle Cheever
  • Guided Visits
    all guided visits detailed in the itinerary
  • Transport within Rome
  • Wine tasting and cooking

What’s not included

  • Transfers from Airport
  • Insurance
    We recommend you take out travel insurance and separate insurance for your photography equipment.
  • Photography equipment

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $1,999


Day 1
Arrival in Rome

Arriving in Rome on Saturday Rochelle will be waiting to welcome you at our home for the week in central Rome with a glass of Prosecco or strong espresso, depending on what you need!

Enjoy time to settle in, relax and recover from the journey. Rochelle will enjoy having a conversation with you about your photography journey and your hopes and expectations for the retreat.

If you have time in the afternoon, take a stroll in the neighbourhood to get acquainted with your surrounding s before we enjoy our first dinner together at home prepared by our private chef. 

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Alma Italia Travel
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Would recommend.
By Sean C for Northern Italy 2023/2024, Sean C. on May 14, 2024
Thank you Sean!
By Alma Italia Travel on May 14, 2024
Alessio was great to work with. Helped us with all the details as we planned this trip. Everything was exactly as planned. Alessio did a great job checking and was always quick to respond as questions came up. Thank you for an amazing trip!
By Michael M for The Grand Italy Tour - Mike Marola on Apr 23, 2024
Fabulous trip - beautiful accommodations with wonderful breakfasts, well organized activities, restaurants and sightseeing.
By Sherri G for Sicily east coast 2024 - FBP on Apr 16, 2024
Alessio arranged a wonderful itinerary for us in Siena! We were at the end of our trip to Italy and we wanted to spend some time in the Tuscan Countryside. We contacted Alessio who we had arranged a trip with in 2020 before Covid hit and we never got to go. He very kindly honoured our deposit from then and arranged our trip to Siena. From the private driver pick up at the Florence train station to the wine tasting trip to Castello Verrazzano, the private walking tour of Siena and of course the quiet, peaceful boutique hotel, it was all wonderful! The private car to the Florence airport was a lovely finish to our trip. We would highly recommend Alessio and his company for a well planned, hassle free trip to Italy.
By Rosemarie W for Siena and surroundings - Rosemarie on Oct 28, 2023
We had a wonderful time! The trip was very well planned, the transportation was terrific, and the places we stayed were outstanding! This could not have been a better trip! Thank you, Alessio and Mark Soukup for putting together the trip of a life time! We really enjoyed meeting Alessio at one of our fun stops, too!
By Carolyn W for Mark Soukup's Private Rome and Tuscany tour 2023 on Oct 24, 2023
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