Aperture Tours
Aperture Tours
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Professional photography guided tours of Rome. Traverse the Seven Hills to capture the romance of the Eternal City with our photographer guides and demystify your camera settings while finding the best locations to shoot from.
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Neighbourhood: San Giovanni
How to get there
  • Lodi • 3 min walk
  • Re di Roma • 8 min walk
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Rob B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
What an experience. Meeting Emmanuele for our photo class was a great experience. He showed us some great vantage points to take photos and our group were novice photographers and he was patient and knowledgeable! The pictures we were taking from the beginning of the tour to the end were remarkably improved. Emanuele shared his approach to taking great photos amongst the amazing back drops around Rome. The three hours flew bye and we were wishing we could have done more. Suggest taking this on the front end of your visit to capture better pictures throughout your stay. Our group was applying the techniques we learned the balance of our trip. Well worth taking this tour!
Written 11 July 2024
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David T
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
I've been on many professional photo tours around the world and this one was by far the best. My professional (Emanuel) was excellent at finding the perfect locations at the perfect times, and my photos are truly exceptional!! I can't wait to print them. Several are so good I will hang them in my home.

Thank you!!!
Written 9 July 2024
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Thank you for your review! We're pleased you enjoyed your experience with Aperture Tours. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we look forward to welcoming you on another tour soon!
Written 10 July 2024
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Gabriel S
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I recently did two photo excursions with Emanuele in Rome. In the first session we did Rome after dark and in the second we did some pre-dawn/sunrise photography. Both sessions were great, providing not only more interesting lighting conditions but also entirely different perspectives on Rome and its monuments from those in the travel photos you can get taken midday with all the crowds. Emanuele came prepared with specific suggestions on shooting locations for a variety of subjects and overall guidance on framing, lighting and settings on how to make the photos really standout. I was here on a family trip and the shots I got with Emanuele far exceeded anything I could get walking around Rome’s crowded monuments with my family. At the same time, I picked up a lot of helpful tips that will enhance my photography in other locations going forward. As an American, I appreciated Emanuele’s fluent English (as unfortunately my Italian is extremely limited). He was a pleasure to spend a couple of hours with each day and I would highly recommend him to anyone hobbyist seeking to enhance the photos they get while in Rome as well as their travel photo capabilities generally.
Written 2 July 2024
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Thank you for your detailed review and for joining us on two different photography excursions in Rome! We're thrilled that Emanuele's guidance helped you capture unique perspectives and improve your photography skills. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you on another tour in the future!
Written 10 July 2024
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Nicole N
2 contributions
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My family tagged along as Emanuele was conducting the photography session with my husband. He was very patient with my hudband, showing him different functions of the camera and guided him to take the best shots. We enjoyed ourselves. He showed us some very beatiful locations, including hidden gems, within Rome, and even took some excellent picutres of us. We would highly recommend this experience to enjoy Rome.
Written 6 June 2024
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Thank you for your lovely review! We're delighted to hear that your family enjoyed the photography session in Rome. It's wonderful that you appreciated the guidance on camera functions and the beautiful locations, including hidden gems. We're glad you all had a great time and even got some excellent pictures of yourselves. We appreciate your high recommendation and hope to welcome you back on another tour!
Written 18 June 2024
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Cinfran2323
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
My evening with Emanuele made my trip to Rome. I’d been to Rome before, but this time, seeing it through the eyes of a native photographer was different. He not only knew his photography, but he knew his history as well. And, as new photographer, I also appreciated his patience.
Before my trip I had never heard of Aperture Tours. Now, I’ll be recommending them to all my friends and hoping that my future travels include cities where I can find their photographers.
Written 12 May 2024
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that your tour with us made your trip to Rome even more special. It's great that you appreciated the blend of photography and history, as well as the guidance provided. We're grateful for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you on another tour in the future!
Written 10 July 2024
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Karen D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Our Aperature Photographer and tour guide was Emanuele Serraino. He knew the best places to get fantastic shots and gave expertise on camera settings for the various locations and light conditions. As a novice photographer, I wasn't particularly skilled at night photography. Emanuele is an expert, knowledgeable, patient, encouraging and friendly. A great teacher!! I learned so much on this tour and it was one of the highlights of my time in Rome!

My good friend Annamarie joined me on the tour and has been to Rome several times. She was not taking photos, but she was just as delighted as I was to see Rome lit up in all it's glory in the evening. She had not experienced Rome in this special way. I highly recommend the Aperature Private Rome Walking Tour with a Professional Photographer and I would happily join Emanuele on another walking tour in Rome if the opportunity presents itself.
Written 8 May 2024
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Thank you for your review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your private walking tour in Rome and found it enlightening. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your next adventure with Aperture Tours!
Written 10 July 2024
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Nathan P
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Great informative photography walking tour - Very interesting information not only about Rome, but also technical help and advice on getting the best shots as we walked around. Emanuele was a great guide and mentor - friendly and knowledgable.
Written 30 April 2024
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Olga A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Emanuele Serraino is very passionate about photography and an excellent instructor. He worked with me on capturing perspective in my photographs. He answered questions (even if they were off topic) demonstrated techniques using his camera. Unfortunately, it had been overcast for the majority of the tour, but the sun did make a brief appearance at sunset.

He spent over an extra hour past the scheduled 3 hours. We had walked a great distance from our starting point, and it was quite dark when our session ended.
I'm an older person, and he made sure that I got back safely to our starting

I would definitely recommend Emanuele both as an instructor and a photo guide.
Written 26 April 2024
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Kirk P
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Great tour with photography pro Emanuele! He knew Rome well, was aware of the light, when and where to take creative shots. Following the tour he shared ideas for more shots, researched times to capture sunset and where. Very personable! I would do this tour again!!
Written 13 April 2024
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Ali G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This was my second time using Aperture tours and like last time, I had an amazing time. Emanuele was wonderful and had very unique compositions that I would not have thought about. I did Rome at Dawn and the Rome Extended tour and saw many sites. I can’t wait for my next tour with Aperture Tours in Florence!
Written 21 March 2024
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