Along the Tiber – Photographing Rome by the River


Offered by: Marco Bulgarelli (Rome based Award-winning Photographer specializing in Urban Landscape, Night, Travel and Street Photography. Author of the book Danubius)

$400 for entire experience

up to 4 people

approx. 4 to 5 hours

Travel Photography

The Tiber, since its birth, has been the soul of Rome and was considered a divinity (Tiberinus). The city owes its existence to it.
The Tiber passes through ancient Rome and close to the Vatican state in a timeless way.
Our goal is to capture the soul of Rome, photographing it along the Tiber. Along the way we will get a chance to uncover fascinating hidden places, known only by locals as well as photograph iconic locations from a different angle, seeking a different way to showcase this enchanted city. We will always be in the right spots at the right time of the day.

  • Photograph Ancient Rome with an award-winning local photographer
  • Photograph iconic locations as well as hidden gems of the Historical Center of Rome known only to locals
  • Hone in your skills for Cityscapes, Travel, Street and Night Photography and make portfolio worthy shots of ancient Rome
  • Get photographic insights from Marco who is also a teacher of photography
  • Make a new friend 🙂

Photographers of all skill levels with an interest in culture, people, Cityscape, Travel, Street and Night Photography.

We will cover a lot of ground during this tour including:

  • Castel Sant’Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel) – St. Angelo bridge – St. Peter. This iconic area of Rome is a treat for all the photographers.
  • Trastevere – situated on the west bank of the Tiber River, its name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim, meaning literally “beyond the Tiber”. It is a charming medieval neighborhood with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful outdoor restaurants and buildings draped in ivy, and balconies enlivened with geraniums.
  • Tiber Island – In the middle of the Tiber river with bridges connecting Trastevere to the Jewish Ghetto is the Tiber Island. The island is wonderfully picturesque and looks like a medieval hill town with its old bridges and church. It was once the site of an ancient temple to Aesculapius, the Greek god of medicine.
  • Jewish Ghetto – Ponte Fabricius, the oldest standing bridge in Rome, dating back to 62BC, connect the Tiber island to the Jewish Ghetto. The Ghetto, with its enormous synagogue, kosher bakeries, and shop windows filled with menorahs, is the center of the Jewish community in Rome. The combination of ancient history and modern community makes the Ghetto one of the most interesting areas to explore in the historic center of Rome, with the continuity between past and present clearly visible.
  • Ostiense – A quirky neighborhood Ostiense, formerly an industrial district famous for its striking gasometer (an abandoned gas container), today is undergoing a cultural transformation, quickly becoming a magnet for the young and is mostly known for its street art. Progressive artists are turning the walls of abandoned buildings, train underpasses, and apartment blocks into spectacular murals. Blu and Carlos Atoche are just some of the artists that were inspired by the Ostiense’s post-industrial atmosphere and gave life to remarkable artworks. Ostiense with its modern vibes is one of the most unique areas of the Eternal City.

Additional information

Meeting point
4.00 pm – Piazza Trilussa, 34 (Meccanismo Bistrot), in front of the door.

Recommended equipment
Lenses that cover from the wide-angle to 105/135mm. A light tripod.

Important Notes
Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Activity level
Medium(a considerable amount of walking involved)

Recommended Reading
You can see more of Marco Bulgarelli’s work at