Taken from the ferry.
''Isola dei Pescatori (lit. Fishermen’s Island) is an island of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. As the most northerly of the three principal Borromean Islands it is also known as Isola Superiore and, with a population of 32, it is the only one to be inhabited all year round. Unlike Isola Bella and Isola Madre, the island no longer belongs to the Borromeo family.
The island is about 375 metres long by 100 metres wide. A narrow street running along its spine is joined by cobbled alleys to the promenade that encircles the island. The promenade is frequently flooded and the houses built against it are constructed to allow for this.
While the traditional occupation of fishing still exists—local restaurants providing a ready market for the fish—tourism has become central to the economic life of the island as its picturesque charms have made Isola dei Pescatori a popular destination, particularly for day-trippers, but also for more extended visits. In addition to the hotel(s), restaurants and gift-shops, there are boutiques selling craft products.
The church of San Vittore (Victor the Moor) retains traces of an ancient chapel that was probably constructed for the monks of Scozzòla (an abbey of San Donato di Sesto Calende founded by Liutardo, bishop of Pavia, in the mid ninth century). The church was previously dedicated to S. Gangolfo (Gangulphus), whose veneration is linked with the Abbey of San Donato.''
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cornejo (44591) 2014-05-08 10:40
Ciao Alessandro, eccellente fotografia di questa bella e interessante composizione Isola dei Pescatori, ben visto e catturato in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, molto bella luce, colore e qualità. Lavoro eccellente e interessante ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e felice fine settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-08 12:43
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent, ,
emka (102452) 2014-05-08 13:24
Ciao Alessandro, Nice building close to the lake shore. how nice to sit in this restaurant and enjoy good meals and splendid views. Very pleasant atmosphere. Superb shot with excellent sharpness and colours.
WArm regrads MAlgo
carlo62 (51970) 2014-05-08 13:39
questo ristorante mi da molta fiducia, un tavolo con una bella vista sarebbe un'ottima cosa.
Belle queste facciate, c'è molto verde e i balconi prendono le intere facciate, questo vuol dire che la vista da qui deve essere proprio bella.
lousat (94632) 2014-05-08 14:27
Ciao Ale,questo scorcio ricorda un po' Bernate o Robecco,foto meravigliosa,hai fatto un reportage dal Lago degno di un gran professionista,una piu' bella dell'altra,e qualita'...entusiasmante!! Buon Venerdi',Luciano
Royaldevon (40978) 2014-05-08 14:50
Ciao Caro Alessandro,
This has to be a most agreeable place to sit and have a meal, right next to the sea!
The location is beautiful; neat, detailed buildings create a backstop for this charming waterfront, with its abundance of greenery and flowers.
My warm regards,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-08 22:06
J'ai mangé là (assez moyennement d'ailleurs!) Ce n'est pas le plus joli endroit de cette île qui est, pour moi, beaucoup plus belle à voir depuis le lac mais ces balcons-terrasses ombragés ne manquent pas de charme.
mesutilgim (96224) 2014-05-09 1:49
Very nice capture from Stresa with perfect pov and compo.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dkmurphys (61929) 2014-05-09 2:08
I like this charming place at the mountain lake. Fine mood atmosphere and beautiful facades. Well taken scene.
Sergiom (84301) 2014-05-09 5:29
J'aimerais beaucoup profiter de cette belle terrasse sur les bords du lac. Profiter de la chaleur du soleil et des belles couleurs des maisons environnantes.
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (24621)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 6D, Canon 35mm f/ 1.4L, 77 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-08 10:36