Castello Scaligero di Malcesine, Italy (II)

2002 – The Castello Scaligero di Malcesine in Italy. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Lake Garda in Italy is a beautiful destination for everyone, but its proximity to Munich, Germany, makes it perfect for a short weekend trip. It takes just four hours by car (sometimes even faster) and takes you to Italy – or at least into a region with a lot of Italian flair. And I don’t mean this in a negative way. Of course, the folks in the mountain regions of Italy definitely are Italian, but they will admit a certain influence from Austria and Switzerland (depending on where they actually are located in the Alps.)

And so, in Spring 2002 we visited Malcesine for a couple of days, and I shot this photo of the Castello Scaligero di Malcesine from the Paina Beach (here’s a shot of the Castello at sunset). I really like the old fashioned 1950s postcard look and the pittoresque placement of the boats.

The high resolution image

Capture DateSpring 2002
LocationMalcesine, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
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 Dimensions2390 x 3585 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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