The gardens and main house at La Locanda.

Details and Registration

Fees & Registration


Doubles room:
$4500 USD

Please note: If no other participants are available to share a room, single room prices will apply. Double room pricing is on a first come first served basis.

Single room:
$5100 USD

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We will be staying at La Locanda della Quercia Calante, a beautifully restored farmhouse and cottages twenty minutes from Orvieto, in Umbria. Rooms are simple and tastefully decorated with wood-beamed ceilings, terra cotta floors, and charming individual porches. There is a cosy living room in the main house, dining room with fireplace, al fresco dining under an arbor of trailing vines if weather permits, a mineral spring swimming pool, beautifully manicured grounds, peaceful garden spots to meditate, a large beautiful yoga room with views of the countryside and a classroom which is a lovely sunroom. The food is delicious, with vegetarian options, and largely from their organic farm. All wines are carefully selected and local. We will enjoy the famous Orvieto wine!

Transportation and check in/departure detail


The workshop officially begins at 6:00pm.

From the Rome Fiumicino airport, La Locanda can be reached by train; taxi; private car, which I can arrange ($350); private van pickup. The private van pickup will depart from the airport no later than 2:00pm*. Any arrivals after this time (landing after about 12:30pm) must take either the train or the private taxi. Count on about two hours from the airport to La Locanda. There is a train that goes from the airport into Rome and another train from Rome to Orvieto, where one can take a twenty minute taxi ride (about $56) to La Locanda.

*Time subject to change, depending on everyone's arrival times.


Check-out on Tuesday, May 16th is 10:00am. 

From La Locanda to the Rome Fiumicino airport, we have a van which will depart at about 9:00am*.  Anyone needing to leave before 9:00am will need to take the private taxi, which can be shared. The van takes about 2 - 2.5 hours to get to the airport, so ideally guests should book flights that leave around 2:00pm.

*Time subject to change, depending on everyone's departure times.

The cost each way for the group van is $85, per person. The cost of the private taxi is $350; guests may share this cost, if sharing the taxi.  Van and taxi charges must be paid in cash directly to Catherine Karnow.

Guests can also take the train from Orvieto to the Rome train station, and then to the airport.

We strongly recommend avoiding Alitalia Airlines.

What's Included

  • a 8 day photo workshop with renowned National Geographic photographer, Catherine Karnow, for participants of all levels
  • daily individual and group critique sessions
  • guest instructor extraordinaire Tricia Cronin
  • all photo workshop activities
  • local guided visits
  • 9 nights at La Locanda
  • breakfast every day
  • most meals included
  • private van and driver during workshop
  • pizza or pasta making class

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Some meals
  • Wine tasting of local wines
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Spa treatments