Bagolino, Italy (I)

AUGUST 2000 – The secluded mountain village Bagolino in Italy in the late afternoon, seen from the Parrocchia Di Bagolino. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

The German travel magazine GEO Saison ran in their May 1998 issue an article featuring the ’10 most beautiful Italian villages’, and Bagolino was one of them. And rightfully so. The rather secluded and peaceful village is situated north-west of the Lago d’Idro, and it’s a jewel that does not see a lot of mass tourism. This is probably because you have to use steep narrow roads to get there.

While time has not come to a complete halt here, it certainly moves slower. On a Saturday evening, the tiny Piazza will attract all the people of the village just to have a nice weekend chat. This can be an issue, because the Piazza will be closed for traffic, creating a bottleneck for traffic that intends to just pass the village.

In any event, it’s well worth a visit even if it’s a difficult trip to get there.

The high resolution image

Capture Date26-AUG-2000
LocationBagolino, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3487 x 2325 Pixel
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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