Cinque Terre Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop in Cinque Terre is a unique experience to explore, shooting and really enjoy the amazing scenery of the most famous Liguria Coast. So you can improve your photography skills and discovering Cinque Terre, both iconic spots and off the beaten track, with a local photographer. This private photography workshop are for individual or a small group for any level. Join me for a superb photography tour to one of the most photogenic regions of Italy.

My Cinque Terre Photography Workshop

In our photographic journey in Cinque terre we will be shooting quaint villages, vibrant colours, historical piazzas, terraced vineyards, rugged coastline and tiny harbors. We will capture the area around of jagged Ligurian coast, immersed in nature in a hilly area characterized by terraces of dry stone walls with vineyards and olive groves. Specifically, we will exploring via foot, boat, and train. The main focus of our workshop upon the five villages call Cinque Terre: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Anyway, when there is time, we will capture the amazing villages of Portovenere and Lerici. Also Portfofino can be an additional day option. Finally, in addition to great shooting opportunities on this tour we will have time for photo sharing and critiques.

Cinque Terre Photography Workshop


The Cinque Terre are five characteristic ancient seaside villages located in Liguria between the cities of Spezia and Genoa. The photography tour focus in capture the beauty of five villages. Monterosso is the largest village in the Cinque Terre with a wide beach that extends throughout the gulf, perfect for families, it has a large number of accommodations including hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts. Vernazza, with its characteristic little port and its famous square enclosed by the colorful houses in typical Ligurian style. Corniglia is the only village crossed by paths, located on a hill 100 meters high, perfect for trekking and nature lovers. Manarola offers special atmospheres, an ups and downs between alleys and squares. Its promontory offers a wonderful view of the village and near the small port you can find rocks perfect for a swim. Finally, Riomaggiore overlooks the sea, perfect for couples looking for a romantic atmosphere, from the dam you can admire the best sunsets of the Cinque Terre.

When we’ll do Cinque Terre Photography Workshop ?

Photo Tour Cinque Terre

On Request/ Private Tour

  • Workshop to photograph in Cinque Terre on your request
  • Photo Walk Tour of the small villages center
  • Easy Difficult
  • Discover and Photograph Cinque Terre like a local
  • Private Professional Photographer
  • Choose you Itinerary and Subject to Photograph
  • Many Location to capture
  • Optional Shooting in Portofino, Porto Venere or Tuscany
  • From 1 Person to max 4 People
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Photo Tour Cinque Terre & Tuscany

25 Sept-1 October

  • Workshop to photograph in Cinque Terre and Tuscany
  • Photo Walk Tour of the small villages
  • Easy Difficult
  • Pick/up and Drop from Airport or Railway Station
  • Private Professional Photographer
  • Post Production
  • Accomodation in Hotel or B&B
  • Shooting along the Ligurian Coast and Main Location in Tuscany
  • From 2 Person to max 4 People

The Photography Workshop in Cinque Terre Includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from/to nearest train station or airport in Venice.
  • All ground travel costs (car, driver, maps, fuel and tolls).
  • Full time tutoring and personalized instruction in-the-field.
  • Professional Photographer Guide

The Photography Workshop in Cinque Terre doesn’t include:

  • Accommodation, Anyway if needed I help to find one and booking without commission.
  • Airfare to Italy and travel costs to reach the pick up point.
  • Meals and beverages.
  • Travel Insurance (It is not mandatory but we don’t take any responsibility).
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What Will Do in Cinque Terre Photography Workshop

My Photography Workshops are small, usually with a maximum of 4 people. Therefore, I will spend time with you individually and mix up the groups regularly, so everyone gets a fair share of my time.

We will explore a visual approach and techniques including layering, good use of the environment around you, along with introducing compositional elements that will add depth and detail to your images

My workshops are immersive, not only we visit amazing locations, some off the beaten track, we will getting close to people and places. I’d like to letting you take shoot photographs you have dreamt of

Every day we will develop your skills, processing and editing. In this way you will improve all aspects enabling you to create strong body of work

When we traveling togheter I help you to get close to the action, after that you will overcome fears about approaching strangers. During the workshop I offer you candid and constructive feedback on a regular basis

You’ll come away with a great understanding of photography and the elements that make up a great photograph. Is important to come back with something important for you.


Cinque Terre Photography Workshop

Unlike most companies offering photography workshops and tour, I’m expert in fine art and landscape photography. I represent an international standard of quality in terms of photography workshops tuition and tours. I running workshop from many years and my works has been recognize with internationally awards.

Photograph Tour Cinque Terre

Some reason to reserve this workshop

  • Photograph Cinque Terre like a local pro
  • 100% personal tuition
  • Learn how photographs new spaces, seascapes and small streets
  • Explore the villages with your camera
  • Local safety regulations are put in place to ensure your comfort
  • You can choose different itinerary
Cinque Terre Photography Tour

Invest for skills and experience

I think the best reasons to attend a Cinque Terre photography workshop is that you can learn how to make better photos. So i believe that investing in experiences is a much better investment than investing in gear. Also you have some benefit that you don’t find on line or for free. In fact, attending a workshop you can gain distilled wisdom about photography from the instructor.

Raffaele Ferrari Photographer

The Tutor

Since 2013 Raffaele has been organizing photography workshops in Europe and Asia in small groups. Those small workshops offer a personal approach and relationship adapted to each individual. So, it allows a global experience, 24 hours a day, from early morning shooting to the end of the day review. Therefore, the workshop not only focus on the technical aspects of photography, but also on local uses, integrating cultural approach and behaviors. Through the photographer’s gaze, it aims to offer a new perspective of traveling. Raffaele Ferrari speaks and teach in various languages (Spanish, Italian, English).


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If you have booked a Cinque Terre photography workshop a warm jacket or coat for early mornings then once the sun is up the temperatures are very pleasant so light clothing is advised. A good pair of waterproof hiking boots and waterproof outdoor  clothing is essential depending on the location of the workshop. Warm hats, gloves and thermals are necessary. Also it is essential to bring ice grippers for your boots.  A comfortable pair of walking shoes.

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About the equipment below I put some suggestion : CAMERA – all workshop attendees require a Digital / Film camera. DIGITAL MEMORY AND/OR FILM – 16 Gb or higher memory cards are recommended. If you have a high megpixel camera you will need at least a 32Gb card. TRIPOD – if you don’t have one already or are considering a new tripod, CAMERA BAG – Comfortable camera backpack. FILTERS – IF YOU BRING NO OTHER FILTERS, BRING A POLARISING FILTER.  Graduated ND (2 stop & 3 stop hard and soft grads). SHUTTER RELEASE CORD or remote shutter release. If you are buying for the first time, get a basic shutter release that doesn’t take batteries. These are very simple to operate and never run out of battery power like the all singing all dancing shutter releases that have time lapse functions etc. and tell you when to eat lunch. Keep it simple.


Please bring with you a small selection of images (jpgs @ 72 dpi) on a device (laptop or iPad)  or memory stick for reviewing.

Useful Information in my Photography Workshop in Cinque Terre:

Availability of the Photography Workshop In Cinque Terre

I’m available all year around to doing the workshop. Indeed, Cinque Terre is the kind of location nice to capture in any time of the year. Anyway spring should be the first choice if possible, with really variable weather condition and enough amount of light and sun. In fact the mist and bad weather provide the best conditions for photos with drama and of greater impact. Anyway in winter time there are less tourist and the prices are more chip.

Number of Student:

Minimum 1, maximum 4 students. I prefer small group in my workshop.


Easy. All the locations to photograph are directly accessible by walking or with the railway or boat.
We will walking in the villages but for longer transfers we will use the public transportation.
Anyway in winter time, due to the weather condition of the Ligurian Coast can be a bit more demanding. So a reasonable level of fitness, adaptability and familiarity with outdoor activities in winter time is required.


The main language spoken in Cinque Terre is Italian. During the last few years the use of the English language has become more and more widespread. Also thanks to tourism in Italy, you will find that most shops and restaurateurs speak at least basic English. The hotel staff generally speak fluent English. However, don’t expect to be understood everywhere

Money / currency

The currency in Italy is the Euro (€). Large shops, restaurants, and hotels will accept credit and debit cards, but in general they prefer cash.

Wi-Fi / Internet coverage

Cell phone coverage is good practically everywhere in Cinque Terre, but still slow in some areas. In the cities there are no problems and the service is fast enough, however in the countryside the network leaves something to be desired. The costs of SIM card are affordable and you can find them in many shops.

Cancellation of my Cinque Terre Photography Tour :

  • The fee is fully refundable if cancellation is made 30 days before the start of the workshop.
  • Raffaele is not responsible for any reimbursement of travel expenses in case of cancellation of the workshop. It is recommended to buy refundable tickets and travel insurance when it is possible.
  • The fees are in Euro but you can pay in Dollars, and all the banktransfer fees are to be covered by the workshop participant.


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