Instructor: Richard Sennott

Instructor: Chris Welsch

Orvieto - The Experience

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Traveler's Eye Workshops
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The view from one of the guest rooms at Istituto San Lodovico, our base for the week.


It could be as simple as a compact digital camera (with the capability to be operated manually � this is key for creative control) or as complex as a digital SLR with several lenses. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop; we'll be downloading images each day for editing and discussion. A power converter, extra batteries and flash cards are all recommended. A tripod � even a small table-top model � is also suggested. One last thing: Bring your camera�s manual. If you can�t find it, order another one online. Feel free to contact Chris or Richard if you still have questions about equipment.

September in Orvieto is usually pretty idyllic, with highs in the 70s or low 80s and a cool breeze at night. But rain and cooler temperatures are a distinct possibility. Bring a suitable rain jacket or shell, and a good sweater or fleece jacket for insulation. Bring at least one pair of sturdy walking shoes. Orvieto is casual by Italian standards (you won’t need an Armani suit) but evenings out, you might be glad to have something that’s a step up from jeans and a T-shirt.

The trip cost includes lodging, instruction, day-trip fees, all breakfasts and lunches and the welcoming and farewell dinners. Wine is provided at the opening and closing dinners and lunches.
Price: $2,799 per person, and $3,099 for one of the convent�s three suites, which have more space and double beds. Participants� spouses and partners are welcome to share in accommodations and enjoy Orvieto on their own for $1,400, including all group meals; they can join our day trips for $125 per person. A deposit of $1,400 holds your spot; full payment is due by August 1.

Istituto di San Lodovico is an amazing combination of comfort and splendor. The annex of the convent is the Church of San Lodovico, which dates back to 1350. Renaissance frescoes, lush gardens and shady cloister walks present an ideal atmosphere for contemplation and inspiration. The rooms at Istituto San Lodovico are clean and simple with private bathrooms. Three suites, with expansive space and double beds, can be reserved as well.