Lago Maggiore and Tuscany

Everyone seems to be on holiday these days, and we’re making no exception. :-) We’ve been away for a short trip to Lago Maggiore and Tuscany, and all I can say is – beautiful!

This was meant to be a vacation, so I took minimalistic equipment (just the 1ds mk II and the 24-70 mm lens) which was a nice change. No lens change hazzle, no heavy bags to carry, just a very light camera/lens combo to get a few decent shots should there be an opportunity. And there were some opportunities – below is just a tiny selection quickly slapped together. Expect a more elaborate set soon. In the meantime, why not check our pages with Photos from Italy from previous trips?

Woman with sunglasses looking at a road map
Checking our route on the map
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Panorama photo view across the Swiss part of Lago Maggiore at night, with Brissago and Ascona
Evening view across the northern part of Lago Maggiore from the Hotel Bellavista in Brissago, with the city of Ascona in the back. This part of the lake belongs to Switzerland. (click to enlarge)
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View across Lago Maggiore with palm trees in the front
Lago Maggiore
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A tourist admires Monastero San Giuseppe above Locarno, Switzerland
A tourist admires Monastero San Giuseppe above Locarno, Switzerland.
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Two worshippers do a silent prayer at the beautiful Monastero San Giuseppe in Locarno
Two worshippers do a silent prayer at the beautiful Monastero San Giuseppe in Locarno.
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A kid walks along the tiny beach of Ascona in the afternoon sun
A kid walks along the tiny beach of Ascona in the afternoon sun.
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Street Café at night, Parma, Italy
Street Café “Dolcevita” at night, Parma, Italy
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Dome of Florence (August 2008)
The magnificient Dome of Florence, Italy.
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Piazza Il Campo, Siena, Italy (August 2008)
Piazza Il Campo, Siena, Italy.
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Panoramic view of Tuscany's gently rolling hills against the early morning sun
Panoramic view of Tuscany’s gently rolling hills against the early morning sun.
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2 Responses to “Lago Maggiore and Tuscany”

  1. Scott M says:

    GREAT shots Mark! I wish I was not stuck in Hawaii! I hope to see Europe very soon.

  2. Scarabeo Duo says:

    Great shots, you really captured the feel of the place. I particularly like the night streetlife shot. Bravo!