Italy & Greece Expedition:
Meet Our Experts
Meet Massimo Bassano, whose work has been published in National Geographic Traveler and on nationalgeographic.com. Massimo has developed quite a following teaching National Geographic photography workshops in Tuscany and Venice as well as leading expeditions around the world. His September 2011 story in National Geographic Traveler, “Italy’s Forgotten Towns,” had him traveling thousands of miles through the southern Italian countryside. His acclaimed photography book The Color of Silence details the 12 weeks he spent in a little-known Italian monastery. Massimo will join the June 26 and July 17 departures of the Italy & Greece high school expedition.
Tim Weed is an award-winning author, outdoorsman, and independent explorer. A founding director of National Geographic Student Expeditions, Tim has lived and worked in more than twenty-five countries on every continent except Antarctica. In the 1990’s, Tim was among the first to bring American students to Cuba since the Revolution, and has created and led programs for writers, artists, and musicians in countries around the world. His articles on travel, history, outdoor adventure, and the writing craft have appeared in various magazines and journals, and he is the winner of a Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Award, and a Solas Best Travel Writing Award. His first novel, Will Poole’s Island, was released in 2014 and was named to Bank Street College of Education’s list of the Best Books of the Year. Tim will join the June 12 departure of the Itay & Greece high school expedition.