Bagolino, Italy (II)

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

German travel magazine GEO Saison ran an article in their May 1998 issue 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 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 from 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.

This super-wide angle shot perfectly illustrates the dimensions of the village, and how it’s nestled into the alpine landscape.

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

The high resolution image

Capture Date26-AUG-2000
LocationBagolino, Italy
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 17mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6649 x 4521 Pixel
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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