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2. Annual Meetup
Piedmont, Italy - 27-29 of September (Tuesday - Thursday)
Join us for the second Annual MeetUp of our Members' Club in Italian countryside in Piedmont.
We will spend 3 days together, in the middle of a private garden of an amazing historical villa. We will style, photograph and edit together amazing Italian meals, go through business side of photography, blog and social media. We will also prepare an action plan for your blog or business for the last quarter of 2022, and you will have opportunity to consult your challenges with me in person, and get feedback on your work.
Further information for the MeetUp 2022
How the Meet-Up will look like...
We have put together the program for the MeetUp, which is packed with various activities. The final timing might differ a bit from the scheduled one. During the meet-up, you will learn & do a lot of things:
Ernest will pick us up from the Train Station in Turin, and bring us directly into the garden. After dinner, he will bring us to the hotel, which is about 2,5 km far.
*we will see how the day goes, and what we want to focus on; we can add videography, or editing & retouching into the DAY 2 schedule.
After dinner, Ernest will bring us back to the hotel.
In the morning, at about 9:30, Ernest will pick us up from the hotel, and bring us to the garden. Please, pack your suitcase, because we will bring you after directly to Turin train station.
The fee and what's included...
The price includes the whole workshop (excluding the accommodation). The flights and the travel to Turin will be covered by you, as well as the expenses if you stay the night before or after the official dates of the MeetUp.
The fee covers the entire workshop food, garden, workshop costs but EXCLUDES the accommodation (you will pay it extra by yourself). I already booked rooms for 7 participants, (you will only pay it to the hotel directly.)
A larger (suite) room with extra space is 138 € (occupied with another person), and a smaller room (standard) is 108 € (occupied with another person). Single use: 130€ or 100€/night.
No other additional taxes are applied. This is the final price.
Please, write me an email as soon as you decide to join us; email address: email@example.com, confirming:
We ask you to cover the travel to Turin on your own, then, the transport to the location (mini-bus) will be arranged. The hour will depend on the latest person arriving to Turin.
We kindly ask you to be in Turin around 15:00. Best is when you arrive earlier, so we can come to the garden earlier too. The pick up will be arranged at the time of the latest person arriving to Turin.
We ask you to let us know the time of your arrival and departure via the registration form (provided later). The pickup will be arranged on Sunday to take us back to Turin.
The nearest airport is Turin (check if you have some flights directly), or Milan (Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, or Milan Bergamo). From there, you can take a bus to arrive to the Central Station of Milan (Milano Centrale), and from there, you can take a train to arrive to Turin (Torino Porta Nuova). Turin Airport has a shuttle too, arriving to Torino Porta Nuova (The main train station.). The cost of shuttles is 7 € one way.
Please, reach out if you need any help in understanding how / purchasing tickets to get to Turin.
We have a private chef!! Woohoo! exciting :) the owner of the villa has made an exception for us, and we will have a person, cooking for us in his private kitchen. This way, we have saved lots of additional costs for catering!
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be always served in the garden (let's hope for the nice weather)
Menu will be traditional Italian - mostly vegetarian. Lot's of veggies, pasta, fruits, cheese. Please, let me know your diets, as we are building the menu these days.
If you decide for the last option and you will book hotel by yourself - please, write me first. I have already paid the deposit for the rooms, so we will need to organise with the hotel to return the deposit back to me.
Rooms are blocked in the hotel of the Agriturismo Margherita Girasoli Golf Club - located about 2,5 km from the garden.
Prices for rooms:
There is so much to do during the Meet Up and you can be ready for various activities! The detailed schedule of the program is above, but because the location is simply stunning and large, we will be discovering every angle of the garden! For the workshop, you will need your camera, lenses, tripod if possible, your PC eventually. I will bring the artificial lighting (GODOX that I use), some extra backdrops, tripods, tables... I live about 20 km far from the garden, so I'll bring lots of other things too :)
The garden is in the middle of nowhere! literally :))) so many opportunities to take a walk! Just get some comfy shoes, eventually some rain jacket - although I expect the weather to be nice, but you never know.
Please, no shoes with heals, the garden has grass everywhere, so we don't want to destroy it. Comfy sporty shoes, after all, you will be standing/walking/shooting all day.
Whether will be quite warm during the day, I expect about 25 degrees, night might be fresh, as most of the garden is covered by trees.
Apart from photo equipment, bring some jacket, light sweater, long & short trousers, sun cap, sun cream, etc...