SEPTEMBER 2000 – Spiagga di Numana Alta in Italy, seen from the harbour of Numana. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
During our long trip through Italy in 2000 we explored the beaches extensively. Along the Adriatic Coast we found beautiful beaches that were mostly cramped with rentable umbrellas and sunchairs, all neatly arranged in arrays to cover almost the entire beach. We were happy when we found a Spiaggia Libera (literally free beach), so we could grab our towels, throw them into the sand and take a refreshing swim in the sea.
However, every now and then we discovered a nice balance of commercial tourism and unspoilt nature. The town of Numana is such a case. While there are long rows of commercial beaches to the south, the town has been able to conserve its charms by not allowing high rises.
At the Spiagga di Numana Alta, right next to the harbour, you can enjoy the view of the cliffs belonging to the Parco Regionale Naturale del Connero as well as a better mix of free and commercial beaches. It’s really one giant beautiful spot at the Mediterranean Sea.
The high resolution image
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 28 mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image File Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6447 x 4113 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|