Lago di Como, Italy

JUNE 2011 – Two exclusive deck chairs stand on a patio in Varenna, Italy, overlooking the Lago di Como. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Lake Como is an awesome place. It’s no surprise that some of the rich and famous flock to this place. It is stunningly beautiful, has the charms of Italy and is surrounded by the hills and mountains of the Alps. And – just in case you did not know – Como has one of the most active floatplane bases in Europe (which makes sense, as the large lake is perfectly suited for take offs and landings.)

We explored the lake by the official public transport ferry (Navigazione Laghi) and had visited Bellagio earlier that day. We took another break at Varenna and walked along the coastline which offers many stunning views just like the one shown above.

I think the two deck chairs on the patio express pure luxury, even more so with the speedboat passing in the background. The photo is pretty good (colors, composition, copyspace) and definitely triggers my desire to return to Lago di Como in the future.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time27-JUN-2011, 15:31
LocationVarenna, Italy
CameraRicoh CX1
Exposure1/640 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3403 x 2552 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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