This tour is designed to be an unforgettable experience. You’ll be visiting and shooting sites around Rimini, Italy, with Enrico and Jean.
Enrico has worked as a still photographer with Italy’s iconic film directors, photographed the Hollywood A-List, and worked as a photojournalist for magazines like GQ, Vanity Fair, Sportweek and more. While his NOPANIC workshops are hugely popular with photographers of all levels in Italy, this will be the first he is opening the event, to international guests.
During the event, you will be staying at CAMERECHIARE – Enrico’s home in Rimini. CAMERECIARE reflects his passion for photography; equipped with a photo studio; a library and post-production studio; and a gallery. We will be making daily excursions to nearby towns, spending time on the beach, and eating at local restaurants. Throughout the tour, there will be photography projects, with post production done at home in the evening.
We have created a tour with a difference. An opportunity to experience one of Italy’s most beautiful regions, with local guides, and a world renowned photographer. Here’s what you can expect to find included in the price:
Transport. During the tour, we’ll be driving to various locations and stopping for photo shoots. Comfort is a priority – so we’ll have a private bus for the journey, a modern, air-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver.
Accommodation. All five nights of accommodation, Tuesday to Saturday, are included in the price. We’ll be staying together at CAMERECHIARE.
Food. The price of the tour includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. A local chef will prepare our meals, or we will eat at a local restaurant. During the week, you will taste many of the local specialities, and there will be vegetarian options.
The Tour. All fees related to the event are included in the cost. In addition to a dedicated driver, there’ll be two team members on hand throughout, who between us will be able to tell you about each location, answer your questions, provide translations, and generally show you a good time.
We will all meet at CAMERECHIARE on the first day. In the evening, one of our chefs will prepare a traditional meal. Over dinner, we will have the opportunity to get to know one another and brief everyone on the agenda for the duration of the tour.
WEDNESDAY: Rimini Free Beach
After breakfast, we will make our way to the beach. Rimini’s beach is famous with locals and tourists, with white sand stretching more than 15 km. Aside from enjoying the sand, the sea, and the sun, we’ll be doing our first photo session on the beach.
THURSDAY: La Valmarecchia – San Leo – Pennabilli
Valmarecchia with its enchanting scenery makes for a perfect shooting location. The landscape, dotted with villages and castles, offers locally produced polenta, Esplanade, Mandolin Montefeltro, and more.
Next, we’ll stop in San Leo. Accessible by a single road, perched atop this 538m high rock, sits the impregnable fortress. In a famous triplet of Comedy Dante Alighieri describes San Leo as a natural fortress, sacred to the gods. Around the 16th century, it was converted into a prison for famous prisoners like the illustrious Count of Cagliostro and Felice Orsini. The panorama from St. Leo is breathtaking.
Our last stop for the day will be in Pennabilli, situated on the western slopes of Monte Carpegna at 629 meters above sea level. Pennabilli has many monuments: the Cathedral, the Shrine of St. Augustine with the statue of the Madonna Delle Grazie, the Convent of the Augustinian, the Church and the Hospital of Mercy.
FRIDAY: Gabicce Mare – Fiorenzuola di Focara
In the morning, we’ll drive to Gabicce Mare on the border between Emilia–Romagna and the Marche region. Here we can trek to more secluded coves, away from the beach umbrellas. In the afternoon, we’ll make our way up to the small medieval village of Fiorenzuola di Focara overlooking the sea. Walking through the charming narrow streets, you’ll find testaments to its history; a close connection to Dante, one of the gates of the village shows a distinct sign that recalls the verses that Dante is dedicating to Fiorenzuola in XXVIII canto of his Inferno.
SATURDAY: Santarcangelo – MOHO Party
Santarcangelo di Romagna is 15 minutes away from Rimini’s centre. It is a breathtakingly beautiful small town, full of history, charm, culture and excellent restaurants and bars. The town is still dominated by the picturesque medieval fortified village atop of Mt. Giove and its origins date back to Roman times. We’ll end the day with a pool party hosted by local pop-up disco, MOHO.
SUNDAY: Breakfast and Home
Our final morning will be spent having breakfast together and reviewing the trip, but you’re welcome to stay longer.
THE SMALL PRINT
Still got questions? You might well find the answer below but if not, feel free to send us a message.
What does the price not include?
We have planned this tour so that you’ll rarely need to reach for your wallet. The price includes all your transport during the workshop, five nights of accommodation, and meals each day. It does not include:
Airfares. We’ll meet you in Rimini, but you’ll have to make your way there and back.
Travel insurance. You need to sort this out for yourself.
Drinks. We’ll always have our evening meal together, including drinks. However, we won’t be able to pick up your bar tab!
Other costs. This should go without saying, but just to be clear: We can’t help you with any additional airline charges, Paypal fees, credit card fines or bail payments.
What makes this tour so unique?
It is a photography experience with a world-renowned photographer in an ideal setting. Our itinerary combines the elements of NOPANIC workshop and a lifetime of local experience in Italy.
Will I be sharing a room with someone?
Yes – you’ll be sharing a twin room with someone else. Space is limited, as we only have three bedrooms available for the tour group. Naturally, we’ll try to pair you with someone you get on with, or if you’re travelling with a friend or partner already, then that’s even easier.
What happens if I need to cancel my place? Can I get a refund?
If you want to cancel your place more than a month before the tour starts, then just let us know, and we will refund your payment minus 10% handling to cover administration.
If you cancel less than a month before the tour starts, then we’ll need to hang onto 50% of the amount as security against empty seats.
In the highly unlikely event that we cancel, then you’ll receive a full refund.
How do I sign up?
Your place on the tour is guaranteed the moment you make a payment. We’re happy to take the payment in two instalments though there will be an additional handling fee of 5%.
For any more information, or to talk about reserving your seat, contact us here.