Massa Marittima, Tuscany, Italy

SEPTEMBER 2012 – View across Massa Marittima in Tuscany, Italy, with its historic Cattedrale di San Cerbone. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Tuscany has many stunningly beautiful places beyond the tourist magnets Florence, Siena, and Pisa. One of these historic places is Massa Marittima, situated a bit off the west coast.

The weather forecast announced yet another hot day, and we did not want to go to the beach but explore the hills near the coast. And we found this town that is as Italian as it can get. It has a Piazza and a very old cathedral, it provides stunning views across Tuscany, and it has all the amenities you might expect. And it’s peaceful. Standing up there and gazing at the landscape is quite relaxing.

In this image, the red roofs and yellow walls that contrast well with the gentle Tuscan hills in the background. Like.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time12-SEP-2012, 11:54
LocationMassa Marittima, Italy
CameraRicoh CX1
Exposure1/950 sec at f/4.4
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3456 x 2694 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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