Isola Bella from the ferry.
from previous post.
''Isola Bella (lit. 'beautiful island') is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy. The island is situated in the Borromean Gulf 400 metres from the lakeside town of Stresa. Isola Bella is 320 metres long by 400 metres wide and is divided between the Palace, its Italianate garden, and a small fishing village.
Until 1632 the island—known only as l’isola inferiore or isola di sotto—was a rocky crag occupied by a tiny fishing village: but that year Carlo III of the influential House of Borromeo began the construction of a palazzo dedicated to his wife, Isabella D'Adda, from whom the island takes its name. He entrusted the works to the Milanese Angelo Crivelli, who was also to be responsible for the planning the gardens. The works were interrupted around middle of the century when the Duchy of Milan was struck by a devastating outbreak of the plague.
Construction resumed when the island passed to Carlo’s sons, Cardinal Giberto III (1615–1672) and Vitaliano VI (1620–1690); the latter in particular, with the financial backing of his elder brother, entrusted the completion of the works to the Milanese architect Carlo Fontana and turned the villa into a place of sumptuous parties and theatrical events for the nobility of Europe.
The completion of the gardens, however, was left to his nephew Carlo IV (1657–1734). They were inaugurated in 1671.
The island achieved its highest level of social success during the period of Giberto V Borromeo (1751–1837) when guests included Edward Gibbon, Napoleon and his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais, and Caroline of Brunswick, the Princess of Wales. It is said that Caroline, having fallen in love with the place, did her best to convince the Borromeo family to sell her Isola Madre or the Castelli di Cannero islands; her request being turned down, she established herself on the banks of Lake Como at Cernobbio in the Villa d’Este.''
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besnard (56130) 2014-05-25 1:16
Une belle image lumineuse italienne. j'envie les touristes qui ont pris place sur le bâteau pour une ballade sur l'eau.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
lousat (89918) 2014-05-25 1:25
Ciao Ale,non sto a riscrivere tutti i miei apprezzamenti riguardo alla bellezza del nostro lago,certo che hai saputo valorizzarlo ancora una volta in maniera impeccabile,con una inquadratura stretta a caccia di dettagli,strepitoso il glicine! Buona Domenica,Luciano
fds (9340) 2014-05-25 1:28
ciao luciano un angolo veramente splendido di questa bellissima isola dipinta da straordinari colori bravissimo
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-25 2:20
L'endroit où les petits bateaux à touristes accostent est charmant avec ces jolies terrasses ombragées et fleuries.
emka (95349) 2014-05-25 3:25
Ciao Ale, Another beautiful shot from Stresa. Nice view of the boats so close to the nice houses. Well done.
Warm regrads Malgo
npecanhuk (74914) 2014-05-25 3:53
Such a beautiful and pleasant-looking place!
A very attractive picture too!
I'd love to visit it one day!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
cornejo (41415) 2014-05-25 4:23
Ciao Alessandro, molto buona fotografia di questa bella e interessante composizione Isola Bella, splendidamente catturato in questa bella immagine con un buon pov, buona nitidezza, luce, colore e qualità. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buona sera e felice inizio di settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
dta (77165) 2014-05-25 5:58
Ciao Alessandro ,
Je ne sais si c'est le vent ou le remous d' autres bateaux , mais ceux ci remuent dans le port .
un bel endroit particulièrement pittoresque .
Royaldevon (37967) 2014-05-25 7:04
Ciao Caro Alessandro,
The reflecting water, the tall striped poles and the line of moored boats, make a pleasing introduction to the scene, which is backed by a close compression of different sized houses, all appearing to vie for a view of the sea!
It is charming, sharply exposed and with excellent light management.
My warm regards,
cargus (10105) 2014-05-25 8:15
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
lgir (7293) 2014-05-25 8:46
bel endroit joliment présenté avec une réalisation colorée et lumineuse.
Merci pour ce partage
Nicou (140154) 2014-05-25 9:38
avec ces glycines pendue au balcon quelle compo et vue quelle iamge et captage sueprbe image de ce maisons avec les barques en premier plan mer vielleux.
Bravo et amitié
Didi (60588) 2014-05-25 10:03
Very nice tight frame on this scene
Very good lightq ambiance, nice place for visiting
ikeharel (69925) 2014-05-25 10:32
Buona sera Alessandro,
Light and colors beautifully rendered on the shore of Lago-Maggiore, boat anchored ashore, where houses seem as a small labyrinth built along.
PaulVDV (28275) 2014-05-25 15:30
A beautiful and very well detailed picture.
Very cozy with the small harbor and charming with the greenery, the flowers and the palmtrees.
Best regards, Paul
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-26 2:33
nice view and well executed picture. The spot seems to be not very touristy and I like the quiet atmosphere about it. The little haven with only couple of boats look very cosy and the houses in the background do not have very commercial character. Nice spot to relax and get away from hustle and bustle.
Good POV and nice composition. Rich colors, well handled light and nicely given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
COSTANTINO (64256) 2014-05-26 9:47
simple but nice view from a pleasant
its charming and perfectly exposed
I liked it indeed
I liked her name too as Isola Bella
nice place for visiting
have a nice place
janraiski (558) 2014-05-26 12:26
beuatiful photo of a beuatiful place, very well done - composition, colors, sharpness, ..
Gigidusud (20825) 2014-05-26 13:38
Bellissima foto di questa isola con bei dettagli e splendida luce.
Un caro saluto.
Kielia (24077) 2014-05-27 8:26
this is a beautiful photo. Superb light and detail combined with your all encompassing composition show off the delights of this well known location to perfection. My compliments!
annjackman (21813) 2014-05-27 10:34
This is a very beautiful photograph with first class exposure and colours. I like the stripy poles in the water and similar colours on the boats. I know this area a bit as I have family who live in Dormelletto south of Arona. Your photos bring back fond memories of visits there.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (24619)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 6D, Canon 35mm f/ 1.4L, 77 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-25 0:51