Events 2022. (SOLD OUT) Photo workshop “Raccontare con la luce”

Photo workshop “Raccontare con la luce”

Saturday 1 October, 9.00 am

On board a historic gondola of the lake Como and in the park of Villa Erba.
The event will take place also in case of bad weather

“Raccontare con la luce”

“Narrating with light”

with Lello Piazza, human being and Marco Scarpa, photographer.
Promoted by Gardenia in collaboration with Orticolario.

The term photography originates from the Greek phos, light and graphé, writing.
Two workshops in one: landscape and nature to write/draw stories with light.
Cruising on the lake, aboard a very rare gondola of the Lake Como, between Cernobbio, Blevio, Torno, … to capture the magic of a fairytale landscape from the water: mountains covered with woods, historic villas, parks and gardens among the most fascinating and magical of the world.
After an aperitif on board, we will return to Villa Erba for a risotto at the “Risotteria cromatica pavese”. The workshop in the park will then be continued in the footsteps of the winners of Orticolario 2022.
The programme of the day will be online soon

Lia, the gondola of the Lake Como

Historic, beautiful and with round hips, “Lia” is the only gondola on the Lake Como that can navigate.
Completely restored, after years of rest, it is returned to the waters of the Lario exclusively for Orticolario, hosting the participants of the photographic workshop, the first to set sail with it towards the fairytale landscapes of the lake. Over 13 metres long, with a typical rectangular sail, it was built in the 1920s. It was used for commercial transport when the lake waters were still the main way for the daily supply of the markets and of the villages on Lake Como.

In the November issue of Gardenia

A report on the event with photos of the workshop students.

Paid admission upon reservation. Limited number of places.
Booking online is recommended (using the form below): by Thursday September 29th, 8.00 p.m.
Contribution: euro 150,00* including parking + admission to Orticolario + workshop and aperitif “In the waves” on board + risotto and workshop in the park
Duration: about 9 hours (gondola + park including aperitif and lunch)
Topics covered: framing, white balance, composition, objectives/brightness, aperture/depth of field, time/shutter, ISO sensitivity, flash, exposure.
Equipment required: comfortable clothing and shoes (sweater, windbreaker, sun hat, waterproof poncho in case of rain), camera, batteries, memory cards, lens (recommended: wide-angle zoom to telephoto lens)
Meeting: Central Pavilion
Parking: Galoppatoio entrance (Via Regina 2/A)
It is necessary to comply with the current regulations on Covid 19 safety and prevention
* The event is among the activities that support the “Amici di Orticolario” Fund

Lello Piazza

Marco Scarpa


A special thanks to
Museo Barca Lariana
Pianello del Lario (Co)

Erio Matteri
Lezzeno (Co)