20 Jul
159/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
159/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO100, f5.6, 1/200, raw

Not far north of Rome there is an incredibly beautiful volcanic lake. It’s name is Martignano and, for some misterious reasons, no one ever raised a town over it or build a road around it. Then it became part of the regional protected park Bracciano-Martignano, so now it is an almost uncontaminated area.
Among the very few houses facing the lake, one is an agriturismo. If you are not familiar with holidays on the Italian countryside, an agriturismo is a farm which reserves part of its space and activities to work as a hotel. These places became very popular because they are the most comfortable and yet authentic way to experience the countryside: you live in a farm, you enjoy the place, you can attend one of the many activities (such as hiking, biking, horse-riding, cooking lessons, etc.), you eat meals prepared with ingredients grown within the same farm.
Those places are so nice, and are getting so well organized, that in the very last years they have started to attract even weddings. Which is brilliant. Sure, the food won’t be the luxury one you can be used to see at these events, but it’s genuine, local and innerly tasteful. And when the place is in a such beautiful and uncontaminated area as the lake of Martignano, then the experience is superb.
We couldn’t miss a walk with the couple at sunset: we headed downhill, towards the majestic lake, just in time to capture the perfect moment, when the couple was lighted by the last sunset flares and the sun flamed the surrounding hills than once were all part of the volcanic crater.

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