Travel journal with Roberto Cariani

Contra del Monte Vicenzasito


Remembering the city of Vicenza with Travel Book

 15 - 16 September, 2018


A workshop dedicated to all en plein air sketching enthusiasts, amateur or experienced, eager to explore the world around them. Participants let themselves be carried away by the beauty of the city, able to treasure the memory of the days when back home.

Before the arrival of photography, many travellers drew everything they saw on their notebook, rendering on paper the shapes, perspectives, colours and shadows of the places visited.

Drawing from life is a snaphot of reality, rich in information both of the traveller who observes, and the sensations lived, thus making a personal vision.

Drawing from life can be understood as synthesising or detailing, depending on the point of view of the interpreter. With a few strokes of a pencil you can evoke the volume of a building or focus on detailing every single architectural element. 

Tour through the streets of Vicenza to sketch en plein air glimpses, historical buildings, details such as columns, capitals, portals and to write in the journal annotations, collages, personal observations related to the place, the day and the moment.

In collaboration with Elite Viaggi, Vicenza




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                                                                                                                   Roberto Cariani



Roberto Cariani was born in Ferrara where he lives and works.

He was awarded a Master's degree in Art by the Artistic High School in Bologna, where he was able to experiment with different painting techniques, including  watercolor, a technique he defines as "the most difficult", since it does not allow for correction or rethinking, and for this reason it offers deep satisfactions.

2011 - Founder of the Association Matite in Viaggio based in Mestre, Venice.

2012 - Founder of the Association Autori Diari di Viaggio based in Ferrara.

2010 - Invited to Clermont-Ferrand (France) to exhibit at the 11th Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage with the travel book Ferrara. Carnet de Voyage.

2014 - Invited by the University of Architecture of Seville to present his travel books and teach the students how to draw from life in the city.

2015 - He participated in Cuneovualà at the Peano Foundation in Cuneo.

2015 - Invited to exhibit at the 5th apppointment of Matite in Viaggio at the Candiani Cultural Centre in  Mestre, Venice.

2016 - He exhibited at the Diari di Viaggio Ferrara Festival.

2016 - Invited to exhibit at the 6th appointment of Matite in Viaggio at the Candiani Cultural Centre in Mestre, Venice.

2016 - He participated as official travel sketcher of the "Terra madre Salone del Gusto" event in Turin.

2016 - Invited to  Clermont-Ferrand (France) for the 17th "Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage" with the travel book "Mantova - Diario di Viaggio"

2017 - Invited to exhibit at the Opéra of Clermont-Ferrand with the travel book "Mantova - Diario di Viaggio".

2017 - Invited to the Mount Lu Watercolors Paintings Arts Festival in Lushan - Cina.

2017 - Invited to the 10th  International Festival of Watercolor and Carnet de Voyage of Aguillon (France), winning the Prix de la categorie Carnettiste.

2018 - Invited to Seville (Spain) by the University of Architecture for a lecture about travel books. 

2018 - Invited to the Festival du Carnet de Voyage in Carcassone (France).

2018 - Invited to Les Carnets Festival in La Roque d'Anthéron (France).

2018 - Invited to exhibit at the Southeast Museum of Art di Suzhou, Shanghai, Cina.

2018 - Invited to the 19th Rendez-vous du Carnet de Voyage in Clermont-Ferrand (Francia).

He has created carnets on Norway, Spain, Brittany & Normandy, Salento, Austria, Corsica, Greece, Abruzzo, Ferrara and Mantua.


Ferrara. Carnet de Voyage (travel journal), Este Edition, 2010

Mantova - Viaggio nella città (travel journal), Edizioni Boreali, 2018