Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Venice Photography Walking Tour: A Day in Life of Venice submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
The best experience of my trip to Venice. Fun and useful ('useful' isn't something that you'd expect out of a holiday, is it?). Walking around Castello with Mario gives you first practical information about your camera (do you really know your camera?), tips about composition and photography in general plus interesting knowledge about the city and its inhabitants.
Definitely worth it!
Marco was a great and experienced photographer and tour guide. Loved seeing his Arsanale neighborhood and learning what it was like to be a true VenetianReviewed by: thompsonsiegel, July 2012
Mario was knowledgeable and patient with a novice photographer. He gave helpful suggestions for making better photos, but he introduced us to a side of Venice most don't see, along with some interesting people..a model shipbuilder, and an elderly man who makes Pinnocchio dolls. The neighborhood we visited was uncrowded and historic. A wonderful day.Reviewed by: Gail T, July 2012
Excellent with Mario!Reviewed by: lanval, April 2012
It was very interesting although it was supposed to be a photo workshop and my camera was not a professional one.Reviewed by: Marco, October 2011
Mario was our guide and he was simply BRILLIANT - a professional photographer. We were the only ones on the tour. It was quite a rainy morning so we spent a good hour sitting under the palazzo ducal verandah learning about the camera and going through some technical elemetnd...I thought at time was a bit of over kill but definitely paid off. We then walked around Venice in areas where the toursists seemed not to know about. Mario was great in helping to review photos, assist with composition and settings to ensure we captured the best shots possible. Wuld definitely recommend this tour.Reviewed by: PETA, Australia, October 2011
Excellent tour.Reviewed by: melanie s, August 2011
Mario was great. I didn't realize this is basically a photography lesson using Venice as a classroom. Mario is very passionate about Photos and Venice. Bring an SLR - not worth it with a point and shoot.Reviewed by: Swami K, June 2011
I was blown away by this tour. Our guide Mario was knowledgeable on all of the cameras in our group and very helpful in getting the most out of my new equipment. On an exceptional vacation this tour is the one we talk with friends about the most. Having a working, local photographer of this caliber really made it worthwhile. So much of what I have read and studied online, came alive in the alleys and squares of Venice. Thanks, Senor Mario.Reviewed by: nosugaradded, May 2011
I'm really glad to join this tour, because the photographer who tautght us how to take pictures was very charming man. The walking with him was the most fantastic time during our trip in Venice. In addition, the restaurant he recommended was not in any guide book but better than the other famous restaurant I reserved. I can’t thank him, Mario, too much!Reviewed by: Keiko M, Japan, January 2011