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 about 50, 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.
The island is about 350 meters long by 100 meters wide. A narrow street running along its spine is joined by cobbled alleys to the promenade which 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 which 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. (Wikipedia)
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Kielia (24077) 2008-05-22 11:35
a very dynamic picture with dramatic skies and waves. I like it because of its "old fashioned" look.
siggi (1419) 2008-05-22 11:39
Excelent work, Wonderful scenery , with beautiful lightand colors and good composition , very good capture.
mehr (1360) 2008-05-22 12:33
nice taken with great light and colors.
Very beautiful place.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-05-22 12:35
An excellent view with nice tones of blue color. The sky and the sea are fantastic. The island seems very lovely,
grigand (19803) 2008-05-22 13:48
bella vista di qust'isola, mi piace la composizione anche se centrale, tra il cielo e l'acqua, solo la tonalità la trovo un pò troppo satura sul blu.
ghibli (97) 2008-05-22 23:57
bello scatto, hai ripreso benissimo i colori del lago. E le solite nuvole che si appoggiano sulle Alpi riempiono bene la composizione.
Grazie e ciao,
masayo (514) 2008-05-23 7:37
This is so wonderful phot!!
Blue sky, clouds, beautiful mountains, small island and white waves which stand in the lake consist on harmony really beautiful!!
And Lago Maggiore is my like prace in italy,
here is so beauty adn nice place.
thanks so such a wonderful phot is shareing us
zmey (7335) 2008-05-23 8:06
picture perfect! and even more so, realizing you took the shot from a fast moving boat... beautiful! excellent note too.
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-05-23 10:46
How nice look this i cane not explain with words
Very good shot
claudeD (36620) 2008-05-23 11:28
amazing sky in this excellent shot.You have choosen a perfect pov for this image.I like this picture very much.Well done.
With regards from Luxembourg
Crazy-Cat (2) 2008-05-25 1:48
Davvero un bel punto di vista, con l'isola quasi emergente dalle acque. Forse vira un po' al blu, ma è un dettaglio. E' molto nitida ed è buona la profondità di campo. Mi piacerebbe conoscere i parametri dello scatto, da una bella foto e da quelli si impara molto.
Ciao da Diana
jaywalker (16101) 2008-05-27 12:50
Hi Davide, The low POV across the water looks very good & a great idea to take in the wake, the island is a superb centre piece & the mountains create an excellent backdrop, very well photographed, with wonderful colour & first class composition, kind regards Wilson.
alftrek (3270) 2008-05-31 5:13
It is not easy to shoot from a moving boat, but you have executed a fabulous shot here with high shutter speed. The details, POV and colour saturation are all very good. Excellent piece of work.
mitsikas (883) 2008-06-03 13:29
Ciao Davide, excellent shot..!! , Beautiful scene and very good colors. Excelent work gongratulations. Hristos
vasariste (981) 2008-06-20 12:43
Beautiful colors and very good perspective. It looks like ambient from tale. I like this shot very much!
foozi (7101) 2008-07-03 1:28
a great and dramatic sky. Beutiful ripples and nice composition of the sea.
tolis68 (1996) 2008-07-10 10:29
Hello Davide.Great composition full of light,colours and motion.Bravo+
AKITA (15125) 2008-12-10 22:43
a very artistic shot of the wonderful view.
in my feeling, the contrast between stable "village and mountain" and motive "wave and cloud" is excellent.
of course colors are so vivid, and the light and air are so clear, that this scene looks having live activity.
thank you for your super-shot!
Uhu (8561) 2008-12-16 12:20
Unbeleivable colors and clarity, very good photo!
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-12-27 7:39
Ciao Davide, sono stata a Stresa, molto carino come posto....
qui l' hai ripresa bene, forse la scena è un pò troppo centrale..
ciao e auguri!